Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul

Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul

Professor in Conflict and Organization Research

    Address

    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany

    Nationality

    German

    Research Focus

    Humanitarian Studies, Management of International and Local Organizations in Crises, Local Participation

    Office hours

    Friday: 13:00 - 14:00

    Education

    09/1990–01/1997
    Earned PhD at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    09/1987–08/1991
    Philosophy courses, Free University, Amsterdam, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    09/1984–08/1990
    Economics, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Specialization in Commercial Economics/ Business Economics. Main subjects: organizational behavior, organizational psychology, accounting.

    Work Experience and other Activities

    10/2002 - 09/2009

    Junior Professor in the Management of Humanitarian Crises, IFHV, RUB.

    Since 10/2009

    Professor of Organization and Conflict Research, Faculty of Social Science, RUB.

    Memberships

    01/2015 - 03/2016
    Member of the Advisory Group of HERE Geneva on “Mapping International Humanitarian Organizations”.
    03/2014 - 11/2015
    Member of the Reference Group of the IOB Evaluation of Dutch Humanitarian Policy, Dutch Foreign Ministry, The Hague, The Netherlands.
    07/2013 - 07/2015
    Member of the Arbeitskreis “Internationalisierung” (Working Group Internationalization) Ruhr-Universität Bochum,Germany.
    Since 03/2014
    Research Coordinator, IFHV, RUB.
    Since 07/2012
    Member of the Editorial Board of the “Routledge Humanitarian Studies” Book-series.
    12/2011 - 12/2013
    Member of the UNOCHA Advisory Group for the OCHA Policy and Studies Series, UN, New York, USA.
    02/2009 - 08/2018
    Founding Member of the Board of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) and co-organizer of the World Conferences of Humanitarian Studies (WCHS), Groningen 2009, Medford 2011, and Istanbul 2013, Addis Abeba 2016, The Hague 2018.
    Since 07/2008
    Member of the Board of Directors, IFHV, RUB.
    Since 01/2007
    Member of the International Editorial Board of Cosmopolis.

    Positions, Awards, Scholarships and Research Grants (Selection)

    2019-2021
    Grant “Food Security Research in South Sudan and Northern Uganda” by Deutscher Caritasverbund e.V.
    2018
    Grant “Afghanistan Rights Monitoring Project Evaluation” by Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO).
    2018
    'Phase 2 - Leave no one behind!': Mainstreaming of Disability in Humanitarian Action" by German Federal Foreign Office (in cooperation with Handicap International e.V. and Christoffel Blindenmission e.V.)
    2018
    Grant “IDP and food security evaluation DMI in Juba, South Sudan and Humanitarian Strategy Formulation Caritas Gulu, Uganda” by Deutscher Caritasverbund e.V.
    2018
    Author’s conference “Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs” by Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung.
    2017
    Evaluation refugee camps in Northern Uganda by Deutscher Caritasverbund e.V.
    2017
    Grant Research/PhD support by Sustainable Livelihoods Research Consortium.
    2017
    Grant “Resilienz durch sozialen Zusammenhalt: Die Rolle von Organisationen by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (with BUW and DRK).
    2013
    Grant NOHA International Summer School (RUB and RU Groningen) by EU Directorate General for Humanitarian Action and Civil Protection (ECHO).

    Most recent Publications

    Books

    2021

    Dijkzeul, D. and Salomons, D. (Eds) International Organizations Revisited. Agency and Pathology in a Multipolar World, Berghahn Books, Oxford/New York, https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/DijkzeulInternational.

    2020

    Dijkzeul, D. and Fauser, M. (Eds) Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs, Global Institution Series, Routledge, London, https://www.routledge.com/Diaspora-Organizations-in-International-Affairs/Dijkzeul-Fauser/p/book/9781138589131.

    2016
    Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles, Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series, Routledge, Milton Park.
    2015
    DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, Global Institution Series, Routledge, Milton Park.
    2013
    Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Hrsg.) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

    Chapters

    2021

    Dijkzeul, D., and Salomons, D. (2021) ‘Introduction: International Organizations Revisited’, pp. 1-48, in: Dijkzeul, D. and Salomons D. (Eds) (2021) International Organizations Revisited: Agency and Pathology in a Multipolar World, Berghahn Books, Oxford/New York.

    2021

    Dijkzeul, D. (2021) ‘The Program Approach and Its Lack of Participation, pp. 225-266, in: Dijkzeul, D. and Salomons D. (Eds) (2021) International Organizations Revisited: Agency and Pathology in a Multipolar World, Berghahn Books, Oxford/New York.

    2021

    Dijkzeul, D., Beigbeder, Y. and Salomons, D. ‘Therapies and Conclusions: Toward A Better Understanding of the Management of International Organizations,’ pp. 369-399, in: Dijkzeul, D. and Salomons D. (Eds) (2021) International Organizations Revisited: Agency and Pathology in a Multipolar World, Berghahn Books, Oxford/New York.

    2021

    Dijkzeul, D. and Funke, C. ‘International Organization and Vulnerable Groups’, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, free access at https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190846626.013.453.

    2020

    Dijkzeul, D. and Griesinger, D. ‘Ambivalent Humanitarian Crises and Complex Emergencies’, pp. 1-29, in Stern, E. (Ed.) (2020) Oxford Encyclopedia of Crisis Analysis, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, free access at https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190846626.013.453.

    2020

    Dijkzeul, D. and Griesinger, D. ‚Wann ist eine humanitäre Krise eine humanitäre Krise? Zur Definition und Auslegung eines vagen Begriffspaares [When is a Humanitarian Crisis a Humanitarian Crisis? On the Definition and Explanation of a Vague Conceptual Couple]’, pp. 205-229, in Bösch, F., Deitelhoff, N. and Thiel, T. (Ed.) (2019) Handbuch Krisenforschung [Handbook Crisis Research], Springer VS, Heidelberg.

    2020

    Addis, A. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Übergang von der humanitären Hilfe zur Entwicklungszusammenarbeit: Vergleich von LRRD, humanitärer Übergangshilfe und Resilienz’, pp. 231-252; in Preuss, H-J. and Beier, C. (2020), Globale Wanderungsbewegungen, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

    2020

    Dijkzeul, D. and Fauser, M. ‘Introduction: Studying Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs’, pp. 1-24; in Dijkzeul, D. and Fauser, M. (2020) Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs, Global Institution Series, Routledge, London.

    2020

    Dijkzeul, D., Bohlen, R., and Fauser, M. ‘Conclusions: What Is the Relevance of DOs for IR Theory and Research?’, pp. 176-193; in Dijkzeul, D. and Fauser, M. (2020) Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs, Global Institution Series, Routledge, London.

    2019

    DeMars, W. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Constituting NGOs’, pp. 75-89, in Davies, Th. (2019) Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations, Routledge, London and New York.

    2018

    Fomerand, J. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Coordinating Economic & Social Affairs’, pp. 655-678, in: Weiss, T. and Daws, S. (Eds) (2018) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, Oxford University Press, Oxford, second edition.

    2017

    Dijkzeul, D., Hilhorst, D., Walker, P., and Gerdesmeier, V. ´Erkenntnisgestütztes Handeln in humanitären Krisen‘, pp. 12-15, in Gerdesmeier, V. (ed.) (2017) "Wirkungsorientierung in der Humanitären Hilfe – vom Konzept zur Praxis", Caritas International, Freiburg.

    2016

    DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. “Cómo la Teoría de Relaciones Internacionales Esconde la Política de las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales [How International Relations Theory Hides NGO Politics], pp. 327-357, in Zamudio, L., Arellano, D. y Culebro, J. (2016), Puentes, Fronteras y Murallas Interdisciplinarias en torno a las Organizaciones Internacionales, CIDE, Ciudad de México.

    2016

    Dijkzeul, D. and Hilhorst, D. ‘Instrumentalisation of Aid in Humanitarian Crises: Obstacle or Precondition for Cooperation?’ pp. 54-71, Heins, V.M., Koddenbrock K., and Unrau, C. (eds.) (2016) Humanitarianism and Challenges of Cooperation, Routledge, London and New York.

    2016

    Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Introduction: New Humanitarians Getting Old?’ pp. 1-22, in Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2016) The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles, Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

    2016

    Dijkzeul, D., R. O’Neill, R. and Sezgin, Z. ‘Conclusions: Convergence or Divergence?’, pp. 339-365, in Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2016) The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles, Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

    2015

    DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul D. ‘Introduction: NGOing: Practice, Bridging and Power’, pp. 3-38, in DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds.) (2015) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, Routledge, Milton Park.

    2015

    Dijkzeul, D. ‘Heart of Paradox: War, Rape and NGOs in the DR Congo,’ pp. 262-286, in DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds.) (2015) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, The Global Institutions Series, Routledge, Milton Park.

    2015

    DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Conclusion: NGO Research and International Relations Theory’, pp. 289-316, in DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds.) (2015) The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory, Routledge, Milton Park.

    2014

    Rosenow-Williams, K., Dijkzeul, D., de la Portilla, R. ‘Migrant Organizations Active in Humanitarian Crises in Afghanistan: Theoretical and Empirical Questions’. pp. 1-16, in H.-G. Soeffner (ed.) Vielfalt und Zusammenhalt. Verhandlungen zum 36. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Bochum 2012. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

    2013

    Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. ‚Einführung‘, pp. 1-5, in: Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2013) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

    2013

    Dijkzeul, D. and Reinhardt, D. Das internationale humanitäre System und seine Akteure,‘ pp. 77-103, in: Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2013) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

    2013

    Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. Bilanz, Perspektiven, Herausforderungen,‘ pp. 409-421, in: Lieser, J. and Dijkzeul, D. (Eds) (2013) Handbuch humanitäre Hilfe [Handbook Humanitarian Assistance], Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

    2013

    Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Bridging Diverse Expectations in Germany and Pakistan: The Transnational Legitimization Strategies of Caritas,’ pp. 430-462, in: Maletzky, M., Seeliger, M., and Wannöffel, M., (2013) Arbeit, Organisation und Mobilität: Eine grenzüberschreitende Perspektive, Festschrift für Ludger Pries [Labor, Organisation and Mobility: A Cross-Border Perspective, Liber Amoricum for Ludger Pries], Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York.

    Articles

    2019

    Schneiker, A. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Einführung: Humanitäre Hilfe und humanitäre Krisen‘, Friedenswarte, 92, pp. 7-24.

    2019

    Dijkzeul, D. and Sandvik, K. ‘A World in Turmoil: Governing Risk, Establishing Order in Humanitarian Crises’, Disasters, Special Issue on Humanitarian Governance, S2, pp. 85-108.

    2019

    Aembe, B. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Performance-based Financing and Strengthening Health Governance in the Fragile State of the Democratic Republic of Congo’, International Public Management Review, 1/2, pp. 224-254.

    2018

    Wakenge, C.I., Dijkzeul, D. and Vlassenroot, K. ‘Ruling the Old Game of Smuggling? Coltan Mining, Trade and Reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, Journal of Modern African Studies, 3, pp. 1-26.

    2017

    Funke, C. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘The Growing Pains and Growing Neglect of a Normative Framework: The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement’, Humanitäres Völkerrecht Informationsschriften, 3/4, pp. 91-101.

    2017

    Dijkzeul, D., Bohlen R. und Mehrabi F. ‘Summer School „Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century“’, Neues Handbuch für die Hochschullehre, 1, pp. 1-18.

    2015

    ‘Wann ein Krieg ein Krieg ist’, RUBIN Wissenschaftsmagazin, 2, pp. 26-27.

    2015

    ‘Humanitären Krisen: Wann ein Krieg ein Krieg ist’, RUBIN Wissenschaftsmagazin Compact, 2, p. 8.

    2015

    ‘Humanitarian Crises: When a War is a War’, RUBIN Wissenschaftsmagazin Compact, 2, p. 8.

    2014

    Dijkzeul, D. and Wakenge, C.I. ‘Proselytizing as Spoiling from Within? Comparing Proselytizing by UN Peacekeepers in the Sudan and the DR Congo’ Journal of International Organizations Studies, Special Issue on Spoiling within Peacekeeping Operations, 1, pp. 39-55.

    2013

    Dijkzeul, D., Hilhorst, D. and Walker, P. ‘Introduction: Evidence-Based Action in Humanitarian Crisis’, Disasters, Special Issue on Evidence-Based Action in Humanitarian Crises, 3, S1, pp. S1-S19.

    2013

    Sezgin, Z. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Migrant Organisations in Humanitarian Action’ Journal of International Migration and Integration, March 2013, pp. 159-177, DOI 10.1007/s12134-013-0273-9.

    Conference Papers

    2019

    Tackenberg B., Lukas T. Fiedrich F. Borgmann C. Dijkzeul D. ‘Community Resilience: “Lost Letters” for Measuring the Willingness to Provide Social Support in Urban Neighbourhoods.’ In: Proceedings of the 4th Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies: NEEDS 2019; June 10-12, 2019, pp. 1-17.

    2018
    Dijkzeul, D. and Fauser, M. ‘Introduction` Author’s Conference Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs, Ruhr University Bochum, Friday, September 7, pp. 1-16.
    2018
    Dijkzeul, D. und D. Griesinger ´Wann ist eine humanitäre Krise eine humanitäre Krise? Zur Definition und Auslegung eines vagen Begriffspaares [When is a Humanitarian Crisis a Humanitarian Crisis? On the Definition and Explanation of a Vague Conceptual Couple], Leibniz Forschungsverbund "Krisen in einer globalisierten Welt", Berlin, Thursday, March 1, pp. 1-17.
    2017
    DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Glimpsing Structure and Agency in World Politics, Refracted through NGOs’, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February 22, 2017, pp. 1-23.
    2013
    Dijkzeul, D. and Sezgin, Z. Workshop Report: “The Humanitarian System in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland: A Comparative Analysis” Workshop at the University of Vienna, Monday, December 2, 2013, pp. 1-8.
    2013
    Dijkzeul, D. and Lieser, J. Book Launch: Handbuch Humanitäre Hilfe, Joint International Conference: From Cold War to Cyber War: 150 Years Red Cross, 25 Years IFHV, 20 Years NOHA, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Thursday, November 14, 2013,.
    2013
    DeMars, W.E. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘How International Relations Theory Hides NGO Politics’ International Workshop on Organization Theory and International Relations: Bridges and New Directions, Universidad IberoAmericana, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDES), Mexico City, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, pp. 1-28.
    2013
    Meis, M. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘When Is A Crisis A Crisis? On The Perception, Interpretation, And Negotiation of Humanitarian Crises in A Social Media Context’, Paper for the 3rd World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Panel: When Is A Crisis A Crisis? Or Which Factors Explain Why And How A Situation Is Perceived As A Crisis?, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Friday, October 25, 2013, pp. 1-17.
    2013
    Addis, A. and Dijkzeul, D. ‘Gap Analysis: Comparing LRRD, Early Recovery and Resilience’, Paper for the 3rd World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Panel: Building resilience - potentials and approaches to providing coherent response, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Saturday, October 26, 2013, pp. 1-19.
    2013
    Dijkzeul, D., Sezgin, Z., and Behmer, K. ‘Global Norms and Local Perceptions: Humanitarian Practices in the DRC, Nepal and Pakistan’, Paper for the 3rd World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Panel: Human Security and Humanitarian Practices, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Saturday, October 26, 2013, pp. 1-24.

    Internet Publications

    2018

    Borgmann, Dijkzeul, D., Tackenberg, B., Lukas, T. and Fiedrich ‚Glossar: Resilienz durch Sozialen Zusammenhalt - Die Rolle von Organisationen [Glossary: Resilience through Social Cohesion – The Role of Organizations],‘ at https://www.resort.uni-wuppertal.de/fileadmin/site/resort/Glossar/Glossar_06042018_final.pdf.

    2014

    Dijkzeul, D. and Wakenge, C.I. ‘Proselytizing as Spoiling from Within? Comparing Proselytizing by UN Peacekeepers in the Sudan and the DR Congo’ Journal of International Organizations Studies, Special Issue on Spoiling within Peacekeeping Operations, Vol. 5, 1, pp. 39-55, at http://journal-iostudies.org/sites/journal-iostudies.org/files/JIOSDijkzeulWakenge2014-1.pdf.

    Research Papers, Visitations, Evaluations and Consultancy Reports

    2021

    Dijkzeul, D. ‘Comparative Field Evaluation (2019-2020) of The PHINEO Food Security Projects by Mary Help Association – Wau, South Sudan, Bishop Gassis Relief & Rescue Foundation – Agok, South Sudan, and Caritas Gulu – Gulu, Uganda’, in mimeo.

    2019

    Dijkzeul, D. ‘Comparative Field Evaluation of Three Food Security Projects by Mary Help Association – Wau, South Sudan, Bishop Gassis Relief & Rescue Foundation – Agok, South Sudan, and Caritas Gulu – Gulu, Uganda’, in mimeo.

    2018
    Dijkzeul, D., (et al.) ‘Caritas Gulu Archdiocese, Humanitarian Strategic Plan’, 2019 – 2023, in mimeo, pp. 1-26.
    2018
    Dijkzeul, D. ‘Field Evaluation of the Relief, Rehabilitation and Reintegration and Food Security Programs for South Sudanese IDP and Source Communities in Juba State Executed by the Daughters of Mary Immaculate-Juba, in mimeo, Juba And Bochum; 2 July -21 July 2018; pp. 1-44.
    2017
    Dijkzeul, D. ‘Report of the Project Mid-Term Evaluation of the Integrated Post-Conflict Support for South-Sudanese Refugees in Adjumani District (March 2017-February 2018) and Strategy Development for Caritas Gulu with Support from Caritas Germany; Adjumani, Gulu and Bochum,’ 27 August -11 September 2017, in mimeo, pp. 1-37.
    2014

    ‘Rethinking the Limits of Humanitarian Critiques: Responses to Tom Weiss’, pp. 34-38, Commentary in: Weiss, Th. G. (2014) ‘Humanitarianism’s Contested Culture in War Zones’ with commentaries by Chandler, D. and. Dijkzeul, D., Global Cooperation Research Papers, 8, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Universität Essen-Duisburg, Duisburg (available at http://www.gcr21.org/fileadmin/website/daten/pdf/Publications/Weiss_-_Humanitarism_s_Contested_Culture_in_War_Zones_2198-0411-GCRP-8.pdf).

    Language Skills

    Dutch
    English
    German
    French
    Spanish
    Afrikaans