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    Pre-clinical protein screening in bioengineered intestinal tubules
    Jochemsen, P. ; Garssen, Johan ; Rietveld, P. ; Ariens, R.M.C. ; Bastiaan-Net, S. ; Wichers, H.J. ; Bergenhenegouwen, Jeroen van; Masereeuw, Rosalinde - \ 2019
    - 1 p.
    Christelijke perspectieven op landbouw
    Folkersma, Richard ; Jochemsen, Henk ; Groot, Kees de - \ 2019
    Radix 45 (2019)2. - ISSN 0165-4322 - p. 84 - 98.
    Concurreren of co-creëren?: Rentmeesterschap als voorwaarde voor een rechtvaardige mondiale samenleving : Life Lezing 2019 Henk Jochemsen
    Jochemsen, H. - \ 2019
    Dronten : Aeres Hogeschool Dronten - 17 p.
    Faith in international agricultural development: Conservation Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
    Rademaker, Corné J. ; Jochemsen, Henk - \ 2019
    Agriculture and Human Values 36 (2019)2. - ISSN 0889-048X - p. 199 - 212.
    The role of faith and religion in international development cooperation is hotly debated today. The legitimacy of this role remains, however, often confided to instrumental reasons. Yet, thinking about faith and religion only in instrumental terms leaves unquestioned the possibility of a religious background of development cooperation as a practice itself and the potential role of faith through individual practitioners that operate within secular NGOs, and research and policy institutes. The aim of the present paper is therefore to consider the structural role of faith and worldview in relation to agricultural development, moving beyond the discourse of instrumentality. We do this by focusing on Giller and Andersson’s political agronomy analysis of the promotion of Conservation Agriculture in Zimbabwe by the faith-based organisation ‘Foundations for Farming’. We argue that a distinction should be made between religion as a practice of believers and faith functioning as a worldview in every practice. In addition, we argue that it is helpful to distinguish between different kinds of practices involved in agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa, namely farming practice, agronomic scientific practice, and faith practice. The value of this philosophical analysis is that it challenges a dichotomous model of ‘science-based versus faith-based’ approaches to agricultural development. Furthermore, specific kinds of normativity are identified as always already functioning inside practices, rather than practices being neutral spaces that are (subjectively) infused with normativity by applying external ethical standards.
    'For the twig to blossom...' : Cooperation in development from a Christian perspective
    Jochemsen, H. - \ 2018
    Maastricht : Shaker Publishing (Just development ) - ISBN 9789042304505 - 388 p.
    Radio mastor jammer? : the role of religion in moral issues
    Jochemsen, Henk - \ 2018
    Wageningen : Wageningen University & Research - ISBN 9789463434171 - 20
    Modernising the Kenyan Dairy Sector?
    Rademaker, C.J. ; Jochemsen, H. ; Oosting, S.J. - \ 2018
    In: Professionals in Food Chains. - Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9789086863211 - p. 78 - 83.
    The track record of livestock development interventions in promoting sustained poverty reduction is believed to be meagre. Could it be that the track record of livestock development interventions is so meagre because of the influence of a reductionistic worldview? The Cartesian worldview has been extremely influential in Western culture and broader. Central in this worldview is a thinking in terms of traditional versus modern and subject(ive) versus object(ive). It has been argued that in development cooperation this has given rise to projectivistic thinking and acting where reality, including the realities of farmers and others, is only meaningless material, to be freely given shape based on a rational design. This is accompanied by an attitude in which our by and large individualistic Western society with its (presumed) institutional mechanicism – such as the market mechanism – is seen to be the model for other societies as well. Finally, we can note a marginalisation of religion and worldview in the public debate. The aim of this contribution is thereforeto analyse in a qualitative way whether such traces of the Cartesian worldview can be linked to development programmes’ successes or failures in achieving impact. To this end, a set of eight impact evaluations of dairy development interventions in Kenya are considered, spanning the period 2007-2014. We (1) analyse what positive and negative effects – as emerging from the evaluation documents – have resulted from these interventions; (2) normatively reflect on what the evaluation documents posit as positive and negative effects; (3) analyse whether we can speak of a significant influence of the Cartesian worldview in such interventions; and (3) establish whether there is a relationship between the degree to which projects and programs embody a Cartesian worldview and their respective success or failure. Even though results are not available yet, and the relationship between the influence of a Cartesian worldview and a project or program’s success is hypothetical, we at least expect to provide a typology of positive and negative effects of Kenyan dairy development interventions, and be able to show to which degree projects and programs are influenced by the Cartesian worldview.
    Bedrijfsontwikkeling in de landbouw
    Rademaker, C.J. ; Hee, J. van den - \ 2018
    In: 'Als de tak wil bloeien…' / Jochemsen, H., Amsterdam : Buijten & Schipperheijn - ISBN 9789058819956 - p. 227 - 250.
    Agribusinessontwikkeling binnen de grenzen van levengevende voedselsystemen
    Agribusiness development within the bounds of life-enhancing food systems
    Rademaker, C.J. ; Hee, J. van den - \ 2018
    In: If the twig is to blossom: Cooperating in development from a Christian perspective between hope and reflection / Jochemsen, H., Maastricht/Aken : Shaker Publishing - ISBN 9789042304505
    To scale, or not to scale – that is not the only question : Rethinking the idea and practice of scaling innovations for development and progress
    Wigboldus, Seerp - \ 2018
    Wageningen University. Promotor(en): C. Leeuwis; H. Jochemsen, co-promotor(en): L.W.A. Klerkx. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789463432900 - 261

    The term scaling (up) has become increasingly popular over the past three decades in the context of development initiatives and related investment proposals. Such scaling (up) generally relates to innovations, which include (new) technologies, practices (and habits), policies (and wider institutions), and projects. The approach of scaling innovations is often presented as the instrument par excellence for addressing grand challenges in/for society, to the extent that it may be regarded as a core development paradigm or even ideology. This thesis presents the case for a need to approach ideas and practices related to scaling more critically than is commonly done. This includes a need to consider related complexities and potentially negative implications from a more holistic perspective. The thesis discusses concerns as well as opportunities for developing a practice of responsible scaling of innovations.

    Special Issue: Christian Philosophical Perspectives on Sustainable Development
    Massink, Henk ; Jochemsen, Henk - \ 2018
    Philosophia Reformata 83 (2018)1. - ISSN 0031-8035 - p. 3 - 18.
    Christian philosophy - environment - Herman Dooyeweerd - modal aspects - modernization - normative practice - sustainability

    In this introductory article, the authors first briefly present the debate on the meaning of sustainability and consider the question of how to connect the concept of sustainability with a Christian-in particular, Reformational-way of doing philosophy. After examining the various uses of Dooyeweerdian philosophy in this regard, this introduction closes with an overview of the contributions to this special issue.

    The Relationship between (Protestant) Christianity and the Environment is Ambivalent
    Jochemsen, Henk - \ 2018
    Philosophia Reformata 83 (2018)1. - ISSN 0031-8035 - p. 34 - 50.
    In his contribution to this special issue, Michael Northcott argues that there is a historic association between Protestant cultures and the origins of environmentalism. It seems to me, however, that the connection between Protestantism and environmentalism is more complicated and ambivalent than the positive relation he highlights. In this paper, I will problematize that relation on the basis of various theoretical and empirical contributions in the literature on religion and environmentalism. Different positions in this regard within Protestantism will be identified and related to theological positions and the historic impact of Protestantism on culture. In the final section, the impact of environmental degradation on the (global) poor will be highlighted, which leads to the identification of a tension between an orthodox/evangelical Protestant stance towards the poor and towards the environment.
    Beyond Modernization: Development Cooperation as Normative Practice
    Rademaker, Corné J. ; Jochemsen, Henk - \ 2018
    Philosophia Reformata 83 (2018)1. - ISSN 0031-8035 - p. 111 - 139.
    In 2010, the Dutch Scientific Council for Governmental Policy called for an explicit and adequate intervention ethics for policy on international development cooperation. Yet, as appears from a careful reading of their report, the council’s own overall commitment to a modernist worldview hinders the fruitful development of such an intervention ethics. There is, however, a strand in their thinking that draws attention to the importance of practical knowledge. We argue specifically that an intervention ethics for development cooperation in agriculture should start from this practical knowledge, which points to the inherent normativity of agricultural development cooperation. That is, agricultural development cooperation is a normative practice of which the inherent normativity consists in facilitating other practices in the agricultural domain. As such, agricultural development cooperation should respect the normativity inherent in those other practices.
    Food security, agriculture and food systems
    Jochemsen, H. - \ 2018
    In: Reason, Faith and Practice In Our Common Home / Boshuijzen-van Burken, Christine, Haftor, Darek M., Amsterdam : Rozenberg - ISBN 9789036105194 - p. 127 - 143.
    Maken van mengwezens - een (on)geoorloofde grensoverschrijding?
    Jochemsen, Henk - \ 2018
    Radix 44 (2018)1. - ISSN 0165-4322 - p. 4 - 13.
    Genetisch ingrijpen in menselijke embryo’s moet gewoon kunnen. Oneens
    Jochemsen, H. - \ 2017
    Weekblad van de biologie (2017). - p. 10 - 10.
    De kracht van metaforen de uitdagingen van de synthetische biologie
    Jochemsen, H. - \ 2017
    ICA (2017)1. - p. 16 - 18.
    Mens-dier chimaeren, het onnatuurlijkheidsargument en de naturalistische drogreden
    Jochemsen, H. - \ 2017
    Podium voor Bio-ethiek 24 (2017)1. - p. 31 - 34.
    In het begrip ‘(on)natuurlijk’ zijn feitelijke en normatieve dimensies te onderscheiden. ‘Natuurlijk’ in de normatieve betekenis wijst op: volgens de eigen aard van iets, als ‘passend bij een bepaald verschijnsel of wezen’. Met behulp van deze betekenis kan worden verdedigd dat mensen en dieren, zoals in het geval van chimaeren, niet met elkaar vermengd moeten worden.
    Pleidooi voor een pas op de plaats : Menselijke organen kweken in dieren – een ethische discussie
    Jochemsen, H. ; Dondorp, Wybo ; Wert, Guido de - \ 2017
    Rijksoverheid (Directie Publieke Gezondheid, afdeling Ethiek ) - 106 p.
    Government communication as a normative practice
    Jansen, Peter ; Stoep, Jan Van Der; Jochemsen, Henk - \ 2017
    Philosophia Reformata 82 (2017)2. - ISSN 0031-8035 - p. 121 - 145.
    Government communication - Normative practice model - Reformational philosophy
    The network society is generally challenging for today's communication practitioners because they are no longer the sole entities responsible for communication processes. This is a major change for many of them. In this paper, it will be contended that the normative practice model as developed within reformational philosophy is beneficial for clarifying the structure of communication practices. Based on this model, we argue that government communication should not be considered as primarily an activity that focuses on societal legitimation of policy; rather, it focuses on clarifying the meaning of the actions of the government. If the government can convincingly answer the question about the reason for their actions, societal legitimation will subsequently follow. Hence, it is argued that government communication is primarily linguistically qualified.
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