Dr. Ringo Ossewaarde

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Associate Professor in Sociology of Governance

Telephone: +31 53 489 3215/ 3260
Email: dr. Ringo Ossewaarde
Building: Ravelijn; room number: RA 4248

General information

Ringo Ossewaarde is an Associate Professor in Sociology of Governance in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences at the University of Twente. He took his undergraduate and master degrees at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and he took his PhD at the LSE. He coordinates and teaches in the BSc European Public Administration and the MSc Public Administration programs. His research is concerned with the relationship between transformations, societal challenges, societal resilience, technology and governance issues in different policy areas and authority levels in globalizing European societies.


In recent years, Ringo Ossewaarde has developed expertise on a number of governance, technology and society issues. These include:

  • Sociology of governance
  • Social movements, publics and commons
  • Societal resilience
  • Administration and society
  • Technological citizenship
  • Technology and ideology
  • Technology discourses
  • Societal and technological transformations
  • Global governance
  • Social and political theory


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  • Technology and Society
  • Structural Transformations in the Technological Age
  • Europe in the Global Age
  • Citizenship in the Digital Age
  • Science and Society
  • Thesis supervision (BSc and MSc)