prof. dr. M. (Tine) De Moor

Full Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2020

Prof. Tine De Moor (°Ghent, 1975) holds a PhD in History from Ghent University (2003) and a postgraduate in Environmental Sciences at the University of Antwerp (1999). In December 2012, she was appointed professor of Institutions for Collective Action in historical perspective at the Faculty of Humanities, Department of History & Art History at Utrecht University, a position she held until her transfer to RSM. At her previous position, Tine De Moor conducted research into the creation, functioning and evolution of institutions for collective action, past and present, from the early modern period in Europe until today. Institutions for collective action are forms of organizations formed from below, by the immediate stakeholders, with the aim of working together to pursue both personal (material) and societal interests. Issues that have been studied by her research team are the many energy and care cooperatives that have developed over the past decennia, the initiatives of citizens involves in short chain food supply, the formation of platform cooperatives and the renewal of the mutual as a form of insurance for the self-employed. Besides this she has been researching labour market participation and household formation patterns over the past millennium, and she has been actively involved in developing innovative research methods, through, for example, several Citizen Science Projects. She has been president of the International Association for the Study of the Commons and has set-up the peer-reviewed International Journal of the Commons, and she acts as expert in several national and international boards. In the past 10 years, she received several large research grants, such as an ERC Starting Grant and an NWO-VIDI. 


  • M. De Moor (2020). Three waves of cooperation. A millennium of institutions for collective action in historical perspective (Case-study: The Netherlands). In Oxford Handbook on International Economic Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • N. Labanca, Â. Guimarães Pereira, M. Watson, K. Krieger, D. Padovan, L. Watts, M. Moezzi, G. Wallenborn, R. Wright, E. Laes, B. D. Fath, F. Ruzzenenti, M. De Moor, T.J.F. Bauwens & L. Mehta (2020). Transforming innovation for decarbonisation? Insights from combining complex systems and social practice perspectives. Energy Research and Social Science, 65:101452. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101452
  • A. Forsman, M. De Moor, R. van Weeren, G. Bravo, A. Ghorbani, M. Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi & M. Farjam (2020). Eco-evolutionary perspectives on emergence, dispersion and dissolution of historical Dutch commons. PLoS One (print), 15 (7): e0236471. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236471
  • E. Vriens & M. De Moor (2020). Mutuals on the Move: Exclusion Processes in the Welfare State and the Rediscovery of Mutualism. Social Inclusion, 8 (1), 225. doi: 10.17645/si.v8i1.2125
  • M. Farjam, M. De Moor, R. van Weeren, A. Forsman, M. Ale Ebrahim Dehkordi, A. Ghorbani & G. Bravo (2020). Shared patterns in long-term dynamics of commons as institutions for collective action. International Journal of the Commons, 14 (1), 78-90. doi: 10.5334/ijc.959
  • E. Vriens, V.W. Buskens & M. De Moor (2019). A network perspective on small mutual insurance groups: How embeddedness influences trust and commitment. Socio-Economic Review:mwz050. doi: 10.1093/ser/mwz050
  • M. De Moor, A. Rijpma & M. Prats López (2019). Dynamics of engagement in Citizen Science: Results from the “Yes, I do!” project. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 4 (1), 1-17. doi: 10.5334/cstp.212
  • A.H. Boele, C. Störmer, C. Gellatly & M. De Moor (2018). Distant relatives? Demographic determinants of long-term developments in intergenerational proximity, The Netherlands 1650-1899. History of the Family, 23 (3), 40-68. doi: 10.1080/1081602X.2018.1454338
  • R. Boyd, P. J. Richardson, R. Meinzen-Dick, M. De Moor, M. O. Jackson, K. M. Gjerde, H. Harden-Davies, B. M. Frischmann, M. J. Madison, K. J. Strandburg, A. McLean & C. Dye (2018). Tragedy revisited. Science, 362 (6420), 1236-1241.
  • A.H. Boele & M. De Moor (2017). 'Because family and friends got easily weary of taking care': a new perspective on the specialization in the elderly care sector in early modern Holland. The Economic History Review, 71 (2), 437-463. doi: 10.1111/ehr.12489
  • S.G. Carmichael, A.M. de Pleijt, J.L. van Zanden & M. De Moor (2016). The European Marriage Pattern and its measurement. The Journal of Economic History, 76 (1), 196-204. doi: 10.1017/S0022050716000474
  • M. De Moor, J. Miguel Lana Berasaín, M. Laborda Peman, R. van Weeren & A. Winchester (2016). Ruling the commons. Introducing a new methodology for the analysis of historical commons. International Journal of the Commons, 10 (2), 529-588. doi: 10.18352/ijc.760
  • M. Laborda Peman & M. De Moor (2016). History and the commons: A necessary conversation. International Journal of the Commons, 10 (2), 517-528. doi: 10.18352/ijc.769
  • M. De Moor & R. van Weeren (2014). Controlling the commoners. Agricultural History Review, 62 (2), 256-277.
  • C.J. Zuijderduijn & M. De Moor (2013). Spending, saving or investing? Risk management in sixteenth-century Dutch households. The Economic History Review, 66 (1), 36-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00626.x
  • M. De Moor & C.J. Zuijderduijn (2013). Preferences of the poor: market participation and asset management of poor households in sixteenth-century Holland. European Review of Economic History, 17 (2), 233-249. doi: 10.1093/ereh/het005
  • M. Laborda Peman & M. De Moor (2013). A tale of two commons. Some preliminary hypotheses on the long-term development of the commons in Western and Eastern Europe, 11th-19th centuries. The International Journal of the Commons, 7 (1), 7-33. doi: 10.18352/ijc.355
  • M. De Moor & C.J. Zuijderduijn (2013). The art of counting. Reconstructing numeracy in the middle and upper classes on the basis of portraits in the early modern Low Countries. Historical Methods: a journal of quantitative and interdisciplinary history, 46 (1), 41-56.
  • M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2012). Een reactie van De Moor en Van Zanden op het TSEG-artikel van Manon van der Heijden, Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk en Ariadne Schmidt: 'Terugkeer van het patriarchaat? Vrije vrouwen in de Republiek'. Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 9 (1), 61-72. doi: 10.18352/tseg.266
  • J.L. van Zanden, M. De Moor & C.J. Zuijderduijn (2012). Small is beautiful: the efficiency of credit markets in the late medieval Holland. European Review of Economic History, 16 (1), 3-22. doi: 10.1093/ereh/her007
  • M. De Moor (2012). Von der Allmende zu den globalen commons: Eine historische Analyse interdisziplinärer Annäherungen an die commons. Juridikum, 186-197.
  • M. De Moor (2012). What do we have in common? A comparative framework for old and new literature on the commons. International Review of Social History, 57, 269-290.
  • M. De Moor (2010). Participation is more important than winning. The Impact of Social -Economic Change on Commoners' Participation in 18th-19th-Century Flanders. Continuity and Change, 25 (3), 405-433.
  • M. De Moor (2010). Inleiding. De rol van instituties voor collective actie in de vroegmoderne samenleving. Leidschrift. Historisch Tijdschrift (Leiden), 25 (2), 7-19.
  • M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2010). "Every woman counts": A Gender-Analysis of Numeracy in the Low Countries during the Early Modern Period. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 41 (2), 179-208.
  • M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2010). Girlpower. The European Marriage Pattern (EMP) and labour markets in the north sea region in the late medieval and early modern period. The Economic History Review, 63 (1), 1-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2009.00483.x
  • M. De Moor (2009). Avoiding tragedies. A Flemish common and its commoners under the pressure of social and economic change during the eighteenth century. The Economic History Review, 62 (1), 1-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2008.00426.x
  • B.J.P. van Bavel, M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2009). Introduction: Factor markets in global economic history. Continuity and Change, 24 (Special Issue 01 (Factor markets in global economic history)), 9-21.
  • J.M.W.G. Lucassen, M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2008). The Return of the Guilds: Towards a Global History of the Guilds in Pre-industrial Times. International Review of Social History, 53 (Supplement S16), 5-18.
  • M. De Moor (2008). The Silent Revolution: A New Perspective on the Emergence of Commons, Guilds, and Other Forms of Corporate Collective Action in Western Europe. International Review of Social History, 53 (Supplement S16), 179-212.
  • B.J.P. van Bavel, M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2008). The institutional organization of land markets: introduction. Continuity and Change, 23, 9-11.
  • M. De Moor & G. Bravo (2008). The Commons in Europe: from past to future. International Journal of the Commons, 2 (2), 155-161.
  • J.L. van Zanden & M. De Moor (2008). Mensen en economie in de Gouden eeuw. Leidschrift. Historisch Tijdschrift (Leiden), 23 (2), 1-12.
  • M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2008). Do ut des. Collaboratories as a ‘new’ method for scholarly communication and cooperation for global and world history. Historical Methods: a journal of quantitative and interdisciplinary history, 41 (2), 67-78. doi: 10.3200/HMTS.41.2.67-80
  • M. De Moor (2007). Het belang van participatie voor economische sociabiliteit. Gemene gronden in het Vlaanderen van de achttiende en negentiende eeuw. De Achttiende Eeuw, 39 (2), 41-59.
  • M. De Moor (2007). The past is not another country. The long-term historical development of commons as a source of inspiration for research and policy. Commons-Digest, 4, 1-4.
  • M. De Moor & E. Berge (2007). Welcome to the International Journal of the Commons. The International Journal of the Commons, 1 (1), 1-2.
  • G. Bravo & M. De Moor (2006). Building the European Commons: Report of the IASCP Europe Regional Meeting Report. CPR-Digest, Quarterly Publication of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, 1-4.
  • M. De Moor (2005). Aanwinst - Archief Gemene en Loweiden in bewaring gegeven. Archiefleven : nieuwsbrief van het Stadsarchief van Brugge, 12 (1), 2-3.
  • M. De Moor (2005). De Gemene en Loweiden in Assebroek als een van de laatste gemene gronden in Vlaanderen. Beknopte geschiedenis van de instelling en inventaris van het archief. Handelingen van het Genootschap voor Geschiedenis, 142 (1-2), 3-45.
  • M. De Moor (2003). Het gebruik van Geografische informatiesystemen bij historisch onderzoek: goed begonnen is half gewonnen. Historia & informatica, 10 (2), 1-2.
  • M. De Moor & T. Wiedemann (2001). The Historical geographical Information system of Belgium. History & Computing (Oxford), 3 (1), 69-96.
  • M. De Moor (2001). Loonarbeid tussen traditionele en moderne landbouw. Oost- en West-Vlaanderen tijdens de eerste helft van de 20ste eeuw. Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, 31 (1-2), 27-74.
  • J.L. van Zanden, S.G. Carmichael & M. De Moor (2019). Capital Women. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Oxford
  • T. Haller, T. Breu, M. De Moor, C. Rohr & H. Znoj (2019). Commons in a ‘Glocal’ World: Global Connections and Local Responses (Commons in Europe and Global Interrelations). Abingdon/New York: Routledge
  • D. Holemans, K. Van de Velde, M. De Moor & K. C. (2018). Wanneer burgers samen het heft in handen nemen. Brussel: Koning Boudewijnstichting
  • M. De Moor (2015). The dilemma of the commoners (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • M. De Moor (2013). Homo cooperans. Instituties voor collectieve actie en de solidaire samenleving. Utrecht: Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
  • M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2006). Vrouwen en de geboorte van het kapitalisme. Amsterdam: Boom
  • M. De Moor, P.S. Warde & L. Shaw-Taylor (2002). The management of common land in north west Europe c. 1500-1850. Turnhout: Brepols
  • T. Haller, T. Breu, M. De Moor, C. Rohr & H. Znoj (2019). Introduction On Commons in a 'Glocal' World. In The Commons in a Glocal World: Global Connections and Local Responses (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management) (pp. 1-19). Abington / New York: Routledge
  • M. De Moor (2019). From historical institution to pars pro toto. The commons and their revival in historical perspective. In Handbook of the Study of the Commons. New York: Taylor and Francis
  • M. De Moor (2018). Afterword. In The Commons and a New Global Governance (Leuven Global Governance Series). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing doi: 10.4337/9781788118514
  • M. De Moor (2016). Dare to dig! More history is needed to take historical demography a few steps further. In The future of historical demography: Upside down and inside out (pp. 16). Leuven: Acco
  • M. De Moor & A. Tukker (2015). Survival without sanctioning. The relationship between institutional resilience and methods to deal with freeriding on early modern Dutch commons. In Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes 12 (Rural History Yearbook) (pp. 175-206). Innsbruck/Vienna/Bolzano: StudienVerlag
  • A. Boele, A. Bouman & M. De Moor (2014). Commerciële huishoudens? De gevolgen van het Europese huwelijkspatroon en de inzet van niet-familiale hulp als overlevingsstrategie voor ouderen in het vroegmoderne Holland (casus: Leiden). In Kwetsbare groepen in/en historische demografie. Historisch-demografisch onderzoek in Vlaanderen en Nederland (pp. 21-46). Leuven/Den Haag: Acco
  • M. De Moor (2012). Inspiratie uit ons institutionele geheugen. Instituties voor collectieve actie als structurele oplossingen voor sociale dilemma's in het Europese verleden. In Samenwerking in sociale dilemma's; voorbeelden van Nederlands onderzoek, Jaarboek Mens & Maatschappij 2012 (Jaarboek Mens & Maatschappij) (pp. 185-208). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  • M. De Moor, C.J. Zuijderduijn & J.L. van Zanden (2009). Micro-Credit in Late Medieval Waterland. Households and the Efficiency of Capital Markets in Edam and De Zeevang, 1462-1563. In La famiglia nell'economia europea secoli XIII-XVIII. The Economic Role of the Family in the European Economy from the 13th to the 18th Centuries (pp. 651-668). Firenze: Firenze University Press
  • M. De Moor (2007). La función del común. La trayectoria de un communal en Flandes durante los siglos XVIII y XIX. In Campos Cerrados, debatos abiertos : Analisis historico y propriedad de la tierra en Europa (siglos XVI-XIX) (pp. 111-140). Pamplona: Universidad Publica de Navarra
  • M. De Moor (2003). Les terres communes en Belgique. In Les propriétés collectives 1750-1914. Les attaques du libéralisme en Europe et Amérique latine (pp. 119-138). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes
  • M. De Moor, L. Shaw-Taylor & P.S. Warde (2002). Preliminary conclusions. The commons of north west Europe. In The management of common land in north west Europe (8) (pp. 247-261). Turnhout: Brepols
  • P.S. Warde, M. De Moor & L. Shaw-Taylor (2002). Comparing the historical commons of north west Europe. An introduction. In The management of common land in north west Europe, c. 1500-1850 (CORN publication series nr. 8) (pp. 15-32). Turnhout: Brepols
  • M. De Moor (2002). Common Land in Flanders. In The management of common land in north west Europe, c. 1500-1850 (CORN publication series) (pp. 113-142). Turnhout: Brepols
  • M. De Moor (2001). The occupational and geographical mobility of farm labourers in Flanders, end of the 19th - middle of the 20th century. In Labour and labour markets between town and country side (Middle ages-19th century) (Corn publication series) (pp. 292-302). Turnhout: Brepols
  • M. De Moor (1999). L'abonnement légumes, trois pour le prix d'un. Agriculture biologique, vente direct et développement durable. In Du savoir aux saveurs. 101 chemins pour une alimentation de qualité. Leuven: Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise-Coopibo-EPO
  • M. De Moor (1999). Het groenteabonnement: Biologische landbouw, directe verkoop en duurzame ontwikkeling in één pakket. In Van de grond tot in je mond: 101 pistes voor kwaliteitsvoeding (pp. 106-112). Leuven: Fondation Universitaire Luxemburgeoise-Coopibo-EPO
  • M. De Moor (2018). De toekomst van bewoners-overlegorganisaties. Sociaal Bestek, 80 (4), 52-54.
  • M. De Moor (2020). Meer ruimte voor de 'commons'? Sociale vraagstukken.
  • M. De Moor (2020). De prosociale burger als copiloot. Publiek denken.
  • R. van Weeren & M. De Moor (2020). Waarom vrouwen kozen voor het begijnhof. Geschiedenis Magazine, 55 (6), 37-41.
  • M. De Moor (2020, februari 21). Keynote lecture 'De coöperatie innoveert'. Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, Rabobank Knowledge Event.
  • M. De Moor (2020, januari 28). Keynote lecture ‘The Commons: Als we samenbeheren en besturen'. The Hague, The Netherlands, Debate series ‘Nieuwe Democratie’.
  • M. De Moor (2020, juni 11). Lecture ‘De stad van betrokken burgers’. Online, Verbindingsfestival.
  • M. De Moor (2020, juni 11). Lecture ‘Commons & crises: Understanding the emergence and functioning of institutions for collective action in relation to transitions in the past millennium’. Online, International Association for the Commons / Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment / Resilience Alliance.
  • M. De Moor (2020). Invited academic expert Expert Session ‘Lifecycle of Community Enterprises’.
  • M. De Moor (2020). Keynote lecture. ‘Energy Cities' Annual Conference 2020’: Heerlen, The Netherlands (2020, september 15 - 2020, september 17).
  • M. De Moor, A.T.M. Duffhues & E. Vriens (2020). Burgercollectieven staan klaar om de post-coronasamenleving vorm te geven. De groene Amsterdammer.
  • M. De Moor (2019). Invited speaker ‘Ledenbetrokkenheid en het “commons” (gemene gronden) analysemodel. Anseele Inspiratiesessies voor Coöperaties Series: Ghent, Belgium (2019, november 16).
  • M. De Moor (2019, september 15). Lecture ‘Samenwerken, hoe doe je dat?’. Sint-Lievens-Esse, Belgium, BD-Zomerschool.
  • R. van Weeren & M. De Moor (2019). Ja, ik wil! Verliefd, verloofd, getrouwd in Amsterdam 1580-1810. Amsterdam: Prometheus
  • M. De Moor (2019). Over oude burgercollectieven en burgercollectieven door en voor ouderen. Geron : tijdschrift over ouder worden en maatschappij, 21 (3).
  • M. De Moor (2019). Invited speaker. ‘To Coop or Not to Coop’: Ghent, Belgium (2019, mei 7).
  • K. Van de Velde, D. Holemans & M. De Moor (2019). Wanneer burgers samen het heft in handen nemen (deel 1): Burgercollectieven opgericht in 2015 en 2016 van naderbij bekeken. Tijdschrift Oikos, 90 (2), 66-87.
  • M. De Moor (2019). Keynote speaker. Dag van de Dorps- en Wijkraden: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands (2019, februari 9).
  • M. De Moor (2019). Invited speaker. Presentation INBO Report ‘Natuurverkenning 2050): Brussels, Belgium (2019, februari 18).
  • M. De Moor (2019). Invited speaker. New Commons Forum: Brussels, Belgium (2019, januari 12).
  • M. De Moor (2018). Presentation pilot Dorpsspel with L. Antonides, developed for LVKK. The Dag van de Lokale Democratie: Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2018, november 16).
  • M. De Moor (2018, mei 17). Invited lecture. Tienen, Belgium, Getecafé meeting Regionaal Landschap Zuid-Hageland.
  • M. De Moor (2018, mei 17). Invited lecture ‘'Met gemeenschapskracht moet je zuinig omspringen'. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1e Nationale Dialoog ‘Gemeenschapskracht’.
  • M. De Moor (2018). Invited expert VPRO Tegenlicht Meet-ups. Dutch national TV-documentary ‘Ons Gemeengoed’: various locations, The Netherlands and Belgium (2018, april 3 - 2018, april 23).
  • M. De Moor (2018, maart 1). Invited lecture ‘Het ik en het wij’. Oisterwijk, The Netherlands, Presentatie Toekomstgids Brabant.
  • L.H. Antonides, C. Witte & M. De Moor (2018). Alleen inspraak organiseren is niet meer genoeg. Tijdschrift voor sociale vraagstukken.
  • M. De Moor (2018). Invited speaker ‘Commons’. Meet-up Ondernemersfonds Utrecht: Utrecht, The Netherlands (2018, november 21).
  • M. De Moor (2018). Invited speaker ‘Antwerpen Sharing City. The more we share, the more we have’.
  • M. De Moor (2018). Invited speaker, ‘Burgerbetrokkenheid en/of bemoeienis in een veranderende samenleving’. The Dag van de Lokale Democratie: Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2018, november 13).
  • M. De Moor (2018, juni 27). Keynote lecture ‘Burgercollectieven in een krimpgebied: van noodzaak naar opportuniteit?’. Roermond, The Netherlands, Oranjefonds Inspiratiedag ‘Zorgen voor elkaar’.
  • M. De Moor (2018, oktober 7). Invited lecture ‘The commoner’s society’. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sandberg Institute.
  • M. De Moor (2018, oktober 11). Invited lecture ‘Is de coöperatie het nieuwe economische model van de toekomst’. Zeist, The Netherlands, Achmea in Verandering.
  • M. De Moor (2018). Invited expert debate ‘MO*talks: De échte inzet van de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen’.
  • M. De Moor (2018). Invited expert panel debate. ‘Business meets Science’ / moderator final discussion at International Cooperative Alliance 2018 European Research Conference 'Cooperatives in a rapidly changing world: Innovation in enterprise': Wageningen, The Netherlands (2018, juli 4 - 2018, juli 6).
  • M. De Moor (2018). Keynote speaker ‘BOO’s onmisbaar’.
  • M. De Moor (2017). Invited discussant SOSCO International Conference Sovereignty, Contestation, and "the Economy"'.
  • M. De Moor (2017). Een stad voor vrouwen. In Jaarboek van het Felix Timmermans-Genootschap (pp. 119-127). Lier: Felix Timmermans-Genootschap
  • M. De Moor (2017, oktober 12). Invited expert PBL Academic Lecture. The Hague, The Netherlands, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
  • M. De Moor (2017). Invited expert debate 'Historici op de bres voor democratie'. Historicidagen 2017: Utrecht, The Netherlands (2017, augustus 24 - 2017, augustus 26).
  • M. De Moor (2017). Invited expert Centre for the Humanities debate 'Citizen Science'.
  • M. De Moor (2017, maart 25). Invited public lecture 'We doen het zelf wel'. Amersfoort, The Netherlands, HUMAN Festival.
  • M. De Moor (2017). Invited expert participant and lecturer. Meeting Samenlevingsopbouw Vlaanderen: Brussels, Belgium (2017, maart 23).
  • M. De Moor (2017). Invited expert participant. KNAW Academy Career Development Day 2017 ‘Navigating through Career Galaxies: Explore Your Hitchhiker’s Backpack’: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2017, maart 23).
  • M. De Moor (2017). Invited discussant WRR Workshop 'Open Society And Its Virtues'.
  • M. De Moor (2016, november 17). Invited lecture ‘De Commons’. Ghent, Belgium, Trefdag Sociaal-Cultureel Werk 2016.
  • M. De Moor (2016, maart 16). Lecture ‘Is de participatiesamenleving de weg vooruit?’ [‘Is the participation society the road ahead?’] at workshop ‘Vergrijzing! Hoe houd je je dorp vitaal?’ [‘Ageing: how to keep your village alive?’]. Havelte, The Netherlands, Dutch Platform for International Adult Education.
  • M. De Moor (2016). Invited participant debate Think Tank session 'Revival van de utopie.
  • M. De Moor (2016, november 17). Invited lecture ‘Tussen angst en hoop. Lessen van privatisering en van burgers in Nederland’. Brussels, Belgium, Trefdag SociaalWerk ActieNetwerk.
  • M. De Moor (2016, december 1). Invited participant debate ‘Is de coöperatie het model van de toekomst?’. Ghent, Belgium, Festival van de Gelijkheid.
  • M. De Moor (2016, september 14). Invited public lecture ‘Leren van eeuwenoude burgercollectieven’. Utrecht, The Netherlands, Culturele Zondag 'Win-Win'.
  • M. De Moor (2016, maart 16). Transition Lecture. ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, at launch ‘RUW’-initiative.
  • M. De Moor (2016, maart 16). Invited lecture 'Welke rol speelt coöperatief ondernemen in het beheren van de 'commons'?'. Ghent, Belgium, Workshop 'De kracht van coöperaties voor het beheer van commons'.
  • M. De Moor (2016). Invited participant ‘Manifeestatie’. DuurzaamDoor: (2016, december 5).
  • M. De Moor (2016, maart 16). Lecture ‘ All that we share? Commons and the “new” forms of collaborative consumption and production’ at Expert Session ‘The Commons’. Amterdam, The Netherlands, Forum on European Culture.
  • M. De Moor (2016). Invited expert participant symposium ‘SelfCity Ghent’.
  • A.H. Boele, P.L.M. Leisink, M. De Moor & D. Harkes (2015). Zorgcoöperaties staan niet meer lijnrecht tegenover zorgorganisaties. Sociale vraagstukken website.
  • M. De Moor (2015). Inleiding: what we have in common. In De energietransitie naar energiedemocratie (pp. 7-11). Berchem:
  • M. De Moor (2015, november 26). Invited lecture ‘Topvrouwen, waar begint ‘t mee?’ [‘Top women, what does it start with?’] at Symposium ‘Vrouwelijk talent voor de boardroom gevonden’ [‘Female talent found for the board room’]. The Hague The Netherlands,
  • M. De Moor (2015, november 26). Invited lecture at Public Debate ‘Wat kunnen burgers doen voor het weidelandschap?’ [‘What can citizens mean for the meadows?’]. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, King of the Meadows.
  • M. De Moor (2015). Expert participant Symposium 'De Avond van Wetenschap en Maatschappij' [‘Evening of Science and Society’]. Foundation The Evening of Science and Society: The Hague, The Netherlands (2015, oktober 5).
  • M. De Moor (2015, april 7). Invited lecture ‘De ondraaglijke lichtheid van de participatiesamenleving?‘ [‘The unbearable lightness of the participation society?’]. Terschelling, The Netherlands, Oerol/De Waddenacademie/De Jonge Akademie.
  • M. De Moor (2015, april 7). Invited lecture. Tilburg, The Netherlands, Conference 'Coöperatief ondernemerschap in de private en publieke sector' ['Cooperative entrepreneurship in the private and public sector'].
  • M. De Moor (2014, augustus 21). Lecture ‘Business historians: (wo)men with or without a plan?’. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 8th Annual Congress of the European Business History Association, European Business History Association.
  • M. De Moor (2014). Presentation of Project ‘Ja, ik wil!’ [‘Yes, I Do!’]. Visitors Council Amsterdam City Archives: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014, december 12).
  • M. De Moor (2014, september 19). Lecture ‘Is de toekomst coöperatief?’. Ghent, Belgium, Festival ‘Niets Is Verloren’.
  • M. De Moor (2014, september 19). Closing lecture. 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Day of the Cooperative 2014 ‘Alles draait om delen en doen’ [Everything is about around sharing and acting’].
  • M. De Moor (2014). Co-operating for the future. Inspiration from the European past to develop public-collective partnerships and transgenerational cooperatives. In Protecting future generations through commons: what can social, intergenerational & distributive justice approaches learn from the commons (Council of Europe "Trends in Social Cohesion" Series) (pp. 75-99). Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing
  • M. De Moor (2014, oktober 11). Lecture. Ghent, Belgium, Symposium ‘Commons’ of the educational course ‘Ecological philosophy and politics ‘.
  • M. De Moor (2014, maart 19). Lecture ‘Van correctie mechanisme tot aanvaard governance model? Burgercollectieven in relatie tot het verleden en de overheid’ at conference ‘Lokale kracht: the next step’. 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, conference ‘Lokale kracht: the next step’.
  • M. De Moor (2014). Debate Conference. ‘Het Groene Boek #4’: Brussels, Belgium (2014, april 27).
  • M. De Moor (2014). Invited participant on the Gentse Feesten. ebate series 'Zonder dwarsliggers kunnen de treinen niet rijden': Ghent, Belgium (2014, juli 19).
  • M. De Moor (2014). Faculty Debate ‘Science in Transition: Moving Forward’.
  • M. De Moor (2014, januari 15). Homo Cooperans. Institutions for collective action and the compassionate society. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Conference 'Radicalizing the local).
  • F.S.J. van Laerhoven & M. De Moor (2013, januari 29). Open Access: tijd voor een doorbraak. DUB
  • M. De Moor (2013). Participant/invited expert. Workshop ‘Historische Vergelijkingen voor Hedendaags Gebruik’: The Hague, The Netherlands (2013, november 29).
  • M. De Moor (2013). De Herontdekking van het Collectief. Samenleving en Politiek, 29-38.
  • M. De Moor (2013, oktober 3). Keynote lecture ‘Homo cooperans. Instituties voor collectieve actie en de solidaire samenleving’. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Workshop ’25 jaar Amsterdams Steunpunt Wonen’.
  • M. De Moor (2013, november 23). Zet leken niet in voor de selectie van wetenschappelijk onderzoek. NRC
  • M. De Moor (2013). Participant / invited expert in debates series ‘Zonder dwarsliggers kan de trein niet rijden’, debate 'De grote energiezwendel van Electrabel en Co: wij worden allen opgelicht!'. Gentse Feesten: Ghent, Belgium (2013, juli 26).
  • M. De Moor (2013). Participant in Utrecht Science Park Knowledge Debate ‘Doe het lekker zelf!’.
  • M. De Moor (2013). Keynote lecture ‘The cooperative continuum’ and debate ‘Revolution at Point Zero’.
  • M. De Moor (2012, maart 9). Opening lecture ‘Commons: the concept'. Brussels, Belgium, Conference 'De Commons: hoe beheren wat van iedereen is?’.
  • M. De Moor (2012, november 22). Lecture ‘De gemeenschappelijke wortels van coöperaties’. Brussels, Belgium, Symposium ‘Coöperaties: een leerrijk verleden, een beloftevolle toekomst’.
  • M. De Moor (2012). In tempore non suspecto. Understanding the historical roots of Europe's commons dilemmas. Commons-Digest, 3-3.
  • M. De Moor (2012). Participant in debate ‘If Mayors Ruled the World’ (together with Prof. dr. Benjamin Barber, prof. dr. Herman Wijffels, mayor of Heerlen Paul Depla, and deputy mayor of Utrecht Frits Lintmeijer).
  • M. De Moor (2012). House of Commons.
  • M. De Moor (2011). Lustrum-symposium ‘Our Common future/the future of our commons’. Studium Generale: Utrecht, The Netherlands (2011, mei 16 - 2011, mei 16).
  • M. De Moor (2011, april 2). Girlpower. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, Archeon.
  • S.G. Carmichael, M. De Moor & J.L. van Zanden (2011). "When the heart is baked, don't try to knead it." Huwelijksleeftijd en leeftijdsverschil tussen partners als maatstaf van 'agency' van vrouwen. In Levenslopen in Transformatie; liber amicorum bij het afscheid van prof. dr. Paul M.M. Klep (pp. 208-221). Amsterdam: Valkhof
  • C.J. Zuijderduijn & M. De Moor (2010). Tel uit je winst. Markteconomie en gecijferdheid in de late Middeleeuwen. Madoc. Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen, 24 (3), 130-139.
  • M. De Moor (2002). België: hoe de gemene gronden verdwenen. Over ruimtegebruik, productiviteit en privatisering. In Anarchistisch Jaarboek De As (De Verloedering van het landschap) (pp. 35-48). Moerkapelle: Stichting DE AS
  • M. De Moor (1999). Knelpunten bij afvalpreventie op gemeentelijk niveau. Leefmilieu, 5, 172-179.
  • M. De Moor & E. Vanhaute (1998). De logica van de wetgever en de wijsheid van de boer. Heideontginningen eind 18de tot begin 20ste eeuw. In Jaarboek van de v.z.w. Museum Kempenland (pp. 11-15). Lommel: Museum Kempenland
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Damion Jonathan Bunders
  • Time frame: 2020 -

Across Europe, new bottom-up and self-governing institutions for the provisioning of energy, food, care and many other goods and services are currently increasingly being set up by citizens. Citizens hereby govern and use resources collectively according to the rules they decide upon as a group. The institutional design of these modern-day forms of citizen collectivities has many similarities with guilds, commons, cooperatives, and other institutions that have been developed in Europe’s history. The PhD-student will studying such historical forms of institutions for collective action, together with other team members of the Institutions for Collective Action research team, several of them also working for the UNICA-project. UNICA stands for “Building a UNified theory for the development and resilience of Institutions for Collective Action for Europe in the past millennium” and aims at building a unified theory that both explains the factors behind the development and spread of such “institutions for collective action” (ICAs) across Europe over the past millennium. In the project we will focus on the claim that these ICAs are more resilient organisations than top-down, share-holder types of organisations. This will be done by:

  1. Creating a spatio-temporal taxonomy of archetypes of ICAs for the past millennium
  2. Analyzing the scaling strategies of various ICAs over time
  3. A study of the relationship between size and heterogeneity of both members and resources (for fishing collectivities and mutuals) and their impact on the institutional design of the ICA.

The PhD-position fits under the 3rd part of the project and will focus on the micro-level, and in particular on the functioning of fishing collectivities, from the various forms of guilds in the early modern period to cooperatives formed by fishermen today. The focus will be on the internal functioning of such institutions, and how this changes over time, in relation to their size and heterogeneity. However, the relevance of the study of collectivities in fisheries goes far beyond a contribution to explaining what makes ICAs resilient. It also connects to highly relevant societal debates about -amongst others- the current challenges of the fishing industry (both legal, as in the fishing quota, and in social-economic sense), sustainability, and globalisation. Fisheries make critical contributions to the employment of approx. 40 million people employment across the globe, but also to food security and nutrition, with fish constituting an important source of nutrients for the poor and often being the cheapest form of animal protein. Nevertheless, fishing grounds are under continuous stress and their overexploitation may have substantial long-term effects on the world’s population. Understanding good governance, whereby collective action has always been an essential element, is thus vital, both on a local and global level. The project will be executed within the Institutions for Collective Action Team at the Business-Society-Management department of RSM, where sustainability is central to all research and cooperation with other disciplines is key. The researchers of the ICA-team (see www.collective-action/team) work in a broad range of sectors in various countries, have been trained in a variety of disciplines, and apply mixed-methods approaches in their work. Besides this, all members also contribute to collective endeavours to translate their academic research to and share it with the general public, through e.g. the Extreme Citizen Science Project  

Further information about the project can be found at:

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