During the annual Talma lecture on January 13th, I received the award for the best dissertation of 2016 in the Faculty of Social Science. It’s a great honor. The award was handed out by anthropology professor Thijl Sunnier, who, together with a committe of senior social scientists in the Faculty, judged my dissertation:
The attractiveness of Jeroen Wolbers’ study of cross-boundary coordination in disaster management is the clear position he has taken on. He argues on the basis of an impressive multimethod research that central coordination of emergency processes is never entirely feasible, his on sight observations reveal that fragmented coordination turns out to work more efficiently.