Lasse Gerrits

Lasse Gerrits

IHS Academic Director, Associate Professor

Email address
gerrits@ihs.nl

Dr Lasse Gerrits studied Public Administration and Urban Planning at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). After his graduation in 2003, he worked as a researcher at TNO Built Environment and Geosciences whilst working on his PhD thesis on the management of fragile ecosystems simultaneously. He received his PhD degree in 2008 and was appointed as assistant-professor (2008 – 2011) and associate-professor (2011 – 2014) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam before being appointed as full professor in Political Science at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany. In Bamberg, he was the first holder of the Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological System chair.

Various research projects were funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the German Science Foundation or commissioned by third parties. He is a regular advisor to municipal planning authorities and other government agencies. He was awarded an NWO Veni-grant in 2010 and the "Arthur" award for best teacher in Public Administration in 2012. In 2018, he successfully defended his second PhD thesis.

At IHS, Lasse Gerrits is currently the Academic Director, focusing on the PhD program, student supervision, and developing IHS's scientific portfolio.

Research interests: social scientific research methods, complexity sciences, systems theories, urban planning and development, governance, railway systems, infrastructure development, qualitative research methods, qualitative comparative analysis, network analysis, system modelling, socio-technological evolution.

Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. (2022). Learn and adapt, or perish : the Case of the F35 Lightning II. Administration and Society. (First online 08 June 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00953997221098776

Gerrits, L., Chang, R. and Pagliarin, S. (2022). Case-based complexity: within-case time variation and temporal casing. Complexity, Governance & Networks, 7(1), 29-49. https://doi.org/10.20377/cgn-115

Gerrits, L., Marks, P., Pagliarin, S. and Rauws, W. (2022). Strategic archetypes of planning processes: model and evidence. Environment & Planning B, (First online 16 May 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F23998083221098746

Weber, T., Louçã, J. and Gerrits, L. (2022). Dissipative structures and the relation between individual and collective aspects of social behavior. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 39(2), 272-286. (First online 04 January 2021). https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2777

Gerrits, L. (2021). Soul of a new machine : self-learning algorithms in public administration. Information Polity, 26(3), 237-250. https://www.doi.org/10.3233/IP-200224

Gerrits, L. (2021). Traveling between worlds: repositioning methods and theory for research into coupled socio-ecological systems. Landscape Ecology. (First online2 9 October 2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01363-y

Gerrits, L. and Chang, R. (2021). The generation and selection of diversity in collaborative processes: an evolutionary view. In: J. W. Meek, Handbook of collaborative public management, (pp. 85-98). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Gerrits, L. Eppel, E. A. and Rhodes, M. L. (2021). The enmeshment of the machine in complex governance processes and networks. In: W. Bartley Hildreth, G. J. Miller and E. A. Lindquist (Eds.), Hand book of public administration, 4th ed.,New York: Routledge.

Gerrits, L. and Pagliarin, S. (2021). Social and causal complexity in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): strategies to account for emergence. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 24(4), 501-514. (First online 04 August 2020). https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2020.1799636

Eppel, E. A., Rhodes, M. L. and Gerrits, L. (2021). Complexity in public management : perspectives, institutions and practices. . In: W. Bartley Hildreth, G. J. Miller and E. A. Lindquist (Eds.), Hand book of public administration, 4th ed., New York: Routledge.

Park, S. and Gerrits, L. (2021). How migrants manifest their transnational identity through online social networks : comparative findings from a case of Koreans in Germany. Comparative Migration Studies, 9(10). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40878-020-00218-w

Rhodes, M. L., Gerrits, L. and Eppel, E. A. (2021). How complexity informs public policy and practice : selected international cases. In: W. Bartley Hildreth, G. J. Miller and E. A. Lindquist (Eds.), Hand book of public administration, 4th ed., New York: Routledge.

Gerrits, L., Wirtz, M. and Hemesath, S. (2020). Der elektronische Personalausweis In: T. Klenk, F. Nullmeier, and G. Wewer (Eds). Handbuch Digitalisierung in Staat und Verwaltung, (pp 539–551). Berlin: Springer.

Pagliarin, S. and Gerrits, L. (2020). Trajectory-based Qualitative Comparative Analysis : accounting for case-based time dynamics. Methodological Innovations, 13(3). (First online 27 September 2020). https://www.doi.org/10.1177/2059799120959170

Held, T. and Gerrits, L. (2019). On the road to electrification - A qualitative comparative analysis of urban e-mobility policies in 15 European cities. Transport Policy. 81, September 2019, 12-23. (First online 23 May 2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2019.05.014

Jopke, N. and Gerrits, L. (2019). Constructing cases and conditions in QCA - lessons from grounded theory. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 22(6) 599-610. (First online 07 June 2019). https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2019.1625236

Marks, P., Gerrits, L. and Marx, J. (2019). How to use fitness landscape models for the analysis of collective decision-making: a case of theory-transfer and its limitations. Biology & Philosophy, 34,7. (First online 12 January 2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-018-9669-4

Stieg, J., Marks, P. and Gerrits, L. (2019). UN-CODE : software for structuring and visualizing collective decision-making based on qualitative data. Journal of Open Research Software, 7(1), 25. (First online 31 July 2019). http://doi.org/10.5334/jors.246

Verweij, S. and Gerrits, L. (2019). Evaluating infrastructure project planning and Implementation : a study using qualitative comparative analysis. In: Sage Research Methods (Part 2). https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526467997

De Bruijn, E. and Gerrits, L. (2018). Epistemic communities in urban self-organization : a systematic review and assessment. Journal of Planning Literature, 33(3), 310-328. (First online 13 September 2018) https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0885412218794083

Gerrits, L. and Vaandrager, D. (2018). Group model building in a pressure cooker : a field experiment with public policy. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(1), 139-151. (First online 13 January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2446

Gerrits, L. and Verweij. S. (2018). The evaluation of complex infrastructure projects : a guide to qualitative comparative analysis. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Gerrits, L. and Wirtz, M. (2018). Teaching complexity by means of problem-based learning : potential, practice, and pitfalls. Complexity, Governance & Networks, 4(1), 32-45. (First online 13 September 2018). http://dx.doi.org/10.20377/cgn-46

Schipper, D. and Gerrits, L. (2018). Differences and similarities in European railway disruption management practices. Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management, 8(1), 42-55. (First online 04 January 2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrtpm.2017.12.003

Gerrits, L. and Verweij, S. (2018). The case. In: L. Gerrits and S. Verweij The evaluation of complex infrastructure projects : a guide to qualitative comparative analysis (pp. 81-89). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ast, J. and Gerrits, L. (2017). Public participation, experts and expert knowledge in water management in the Netherlands. Water Policy, 19 (1), 115-127. (First online 20 August 2016). https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2016.253

Belabas, W. and Gerrits, L. (2017). Constraints and facilitators for successful Integration : How bureaucratic contacts affects migrants’ pathways. International Journal of Social Science Studies, 5(7), 54-65. (First online 19 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2496

Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. (2017). Understanding collective decision-making : a fitness landscape approach. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781783473151

Koliba, C., Gerrits, L., Rhodes, M. L. and Meek, J. (2017). Complexity theory, networks and systems analysis. In: C. K. Ansell and J. Thorfing (Eds.), Handbook on theories of governance, (pp. 364–379). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Marks, P. K. and Gerrits, L. (2017). Association between decisions : experiments with coupled two-person games. Public Management Review, 20(7), 960-979. (First online 22 August 2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1364413

Marks, P. K. and Gerrits, L. (2017). Evaluating technological progress in public policies: the case of the high-speed railways in the Netherlands. Complexity, Governance and Networks, 3(1), 48-62. https://doi.org/10.20377/cgn-42

Schipper, D. and Gerrits, L. (2017). Communication and sensemaking in the Dutch railway system : explaining coordination failure between teams using a mixed methods approach. Complexity, Governance and Networks, 3(2), 31-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.20377/cgn-57

Verweij, S., Teisman, G. and Gerrits, L. (2017). Implementing Public-Private Partnerships : How management responses to events produce (un) satisfactory outcomes. Public Works Management & Policy, 22(2), 119-139. (First published 23 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1087724X16672949

Gerrits, L. and Verweij, S. (2016). Qualitative Comparative Analysis as a method for evaluating complex cases : an overview of literature and a stepwise guide with empirical application / Qualitative Comparative Analysis als Verfahren zur Bewertung komplexer Fälle. Zeitschrift für Evaluation 16(1), 7-22.

Bressers, N. and Gerrits, L. (2015). A complexity-informed approach to evaluating national knowledge and innovation programs. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 32(1), 50-63. (First online 09 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2205

Edelenbos, J., Gerrits, L. and Klijn, E. (2015). Complexiteit in stedelijke processen in Rotterdam. Rooilijn, 48(3), 188-196.

Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. (2015). The evolution of Wright’s (1932) adaptive field to contemporary interpretations and uses of fitness landscapes in the social sciences. Biology & Philosophy, 30(4), 459-479. (First online 05 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-014-9450-2

Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. (2015). How the complexity sciences can inform public administration: an assessment. Public Administration, 93(2), 539-546. (First online 19 March 2015). https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12168

Gerrits, L. and Marks. P. (2015). Opkomst en ondergang van de HSL als politiek en bestuurlijk mainportconcept. In: D. Koppenol, De kracht van het mainportconcept: een onstaansgeschiedenis en toekomstvisie, (pp. 37-50). Den Haag: Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming

Gerrits, L. and Verweij, S. (2015). Taking stock of complexity in evaluation: a discussion of three recent publications. Evaluation, 21(4), 481-491. (First online 09 October 2015). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1356389015605204

Korthagen, I., Eshuis, J., Gerrits, L. and Klijn, E. (2015). Stadsontwikkeling als mediaspel. Rooilijn, 48(3), 196-203.

Gerrits, L. and Moody, R. (2015). Values in computational models revalued. In: M. Janssen, M. Wimmer and A. Deljoo, Policy practice and digital science : integrating complex systems, social simulation and public administration in policy research, (pp. 205-219). Wiesbaden: Springer.

Pattyn, V., Gerrits, L. and Verweij, S. (2015). Qualitative Comparative Analysis als onderzoeksbenadering: een plaatsbepaling binnen de kwantitatieve en kwalitatieve tradities. Kwalon Tijdschrift voor Kwalitatief Onderzoek in Nederland, 20(3) 26-33. https://doi.org/10.5117/2015.020.003.026

Schipper, D., Gerrits, L. and Koppenjan, J. (2015). A dynamic network analysis of the information flows during the management of a railway disruption. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research. 15(4), 442-464. https://doi.org/10.18757/ejtir.2015.15.4.3091

Schipper, D., Koppenjan, J. F. M. and Gerrits, L. (2015). Coördinatie in complexe systemen: het ontstaan van stuurloosheid in het Nederlandse spoorwegsysteem. Bestuurskunde, 24 (3), 32-44. https://doi.org/10.5553/Bk/092733872015024003004

Vaandrager, D., Gerrits, L. and Bressers, N. (2015). Reconstructing the Blue Connection : a systemic inquiry into the improbable project of building a new river through a (sub)urban area. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 32(6), 689-706. (First online 31 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2297

Bruijn, E. and Gerrits, L. (2014). De kracht van de zelforganiserende stad. In: W. Hafkamp, J. Koffijberg, T. Rutjens and G. Teisman, De stad kennen, de stad maken (pp. 1-10). Den Haag: Platform 31.

Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. (2014). How fitness landscapes help further the social and behavioral science. Emergence, Complexity and Organization, 16, 1-17.

Gerrits, L., Marks, P, Synnott, M. and Ongkittikul, S. (2014). Assessing high-speed railway projects: a comparison of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. TDRI Quarterly Review, 29(11), 16-24.

Marks, P., Gerrits, L., Bakker, S. and Tromp, E. (2014). Explaining inertia in restoring estuarine dynamics in the Haringvliet (The Netherlands). Water Policy, 16(5), 880-896. (First online 12 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2014.124

Schipper, D. and Gerrits, L. (2014). The emergence of metropolitan governance : a coevolutionary analysis of the life-and death cycles of metropolitan governance in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. Complexity, Governance and Networks, 1(2), 57-78. https://doi.org/10.7564/14-CGN13

Teisman, G. and Gerrits, L. (2014). The emergence of complexity in the art and science of governance. Complexity, Governance and Networks, 1(1), 17-28. https://doi.org/10.7564/14-CGN2

Verweij, S. and Gerrits, L. (2014). How satisfaction is achieved in the implementation phase of large transportation infrastructure projects : a Qualitative Comparative Analysis into the A2 Tunnel Project. Public Works Management & Policy, 20(1), 5-28. (First published 18 February 2014). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1087724X13518743

Gerrits, L. (2013). 'Doe toch eens niet zo moeilijk!' In: M. Genugten, M. Honingh and W. Trommel, (Eds.), Passie voor de publieke zaak, (pp. 59-76). Den Haag: Boom|Lemma.

Gerrits, L. and Verweij, S. (2013). Critical realism as a meta-framework for understanding the relationships between complexity and qualitative comparative analysis. Journal of Critical Realism, 12(2), 166-182. https://doi.org/10.1179/rea.12.2.p663527490513071

Verweij, S. and Gerrits, L. (2013). Understanding and researching complexity with Qualitative Comparative Analysis: evaluating transportation infrastructure projects. Evaluation, 19(1), 40-55. (First online January 15 2013). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1356389012470682

Boons, F. A. A., Gerrits, L. and Marks, P.K. (2012). Collective decision-making as an evolutionary process. In: L. Gerrits and P.K. Marks (Eds.), COMPACT: public administration in complexity, (pp. 368-385). Litchfield Park: Emergent Publications.

Boons, F. A. A., Gerrits, L. and Marks, P.K. (2012). Public administration in complexity. In: L Gerrits and P.K. Marks (Eds.), COMPACT: public administration in complexity, (pp. 1-13). Litchfield Park: Emergent Publications.

Gerrits, L. (2012). Punching Clouds. An Introduction to the complexity of public decision-making. Litchfield Park: Emergent Publications.

Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. K. (Eds.), (2012). COMPACT : public administration in complexity. Litchfield Park: Emergent Publications.

Gerrits, L. and Meek, J. W. (2012). Propositions for complexity theory in application to the study and practice of Public Administration. In: P. Marks and L. Gerrits (Eds.), COMPACT: public administration in complexity, (pp. 350-361). Litchfield Park: Emergent Publications.

Gerrits, L., Raus, W. and Roo, G. de (2012). Dutch spatial planning policies in transition. Planning Theory & Practice, 13(2), 1-6. (First online 01 May 2012). https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2012.669992

Gerrits, L. and Teisman, G.R. (2012). Coevolutionary planning processes. In G. Roo, J. Hilier and J. Van Wezemael (Eds.), Complexity and planning: systems, assemblages and simulations, (pp. 199-220). Farnham: Ashgate.

Verweij, S. and Gerrits, L. (2012). Assessing the applicability of qualitative comparative analysis for the evaluation of complex projects. In: L.M. Gerrits and P.K. Marks (Eds.), COMPACT: public administration in complexity, (pp. 93-117). Litchfield Park: Emergent Publications.

Verweij, S. and Gerrits, L. (2012). Systematische kwalitatieve vergelijkende analyse. Kwalon Tijdschrift voor Kwalitatief Onderzoek in Nederland, 17(3), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.5117/2012.017.003.025

Gerrits, L. and Moody, R. F. I. (2011). Envisaging futures : an analysis of the use of computational models in complex public decision making processes. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 13(1-2), 96-114.

Gerrits, L. and Moody, R. F. I. (2011). Envisaging futures : analyzing the use of computational models in public decision making. In: K. Richardson and A. Tait (Eds.), Applications in complexity science : tools for managing complex socio-technical systems. Litchfield Park: Emergent Publications

Gerrits, L. (2011). A coevolutionary revision of decision making processes: an analysis of port extensions in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Public Administration Quarterly, 35(3), 309-329. https://www.jstor.org/stable/41506760

Buuren, M. W. van, Gerrits, L. and Teisman, G. R. (2010). Understanding and managing the Westerschelde. Synchronizing the physical system and the management system of a complex estuary. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14(11), 2243-2257. (First online 16 November 2010). https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-14-2243-2010

Edelenbos, J., Schie, N. van and Gerrits, L. (2010). Organizing interfaces between government institutions and interactive governance. Policy Sciences, 43(1), 73-94. (First online 05 May 2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-009-9086-2

Gerrits, L. (2010). Public decision-making as coevolution. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 12(1), 19-28.

Boons, F. A. A., Buuren, M. W. van, Gerrits, L. and Teisman, G.R. (2009). An approach to evolutionary public management. In: G. R. Teisman, M. W. van Buuren and L. Gerrits (Eds.), Managing complex governance systems : dynamics, self-organization and coevolution in public investments, (pp. 231-249). London: Routledge.

Buuren, M. W. van, Gerrits, L. and Marks, P.K. (2009). Public policy-making and the management of co-evolution. In: G.R. Teisman, M.W. van Buuren and L. Gerrits (Eds.), Managing complex governance systems : dynamics, self-organization and coevolution in public investments, (pp. 154-171). London: Routledge.

Gerrits, L., Marks, P. K. and Buuren, M. W. van (2009). Coevolution: a constant in non-linearity. In: G. R. Teisman, M. W. van Buuren and L. Gerrits (Eds.), Managing complex governance systems : dynamics, self-organization and coevolution in public investments, (pp. 134-153). London: Routledge.

Gils, M. K. A. van, Gerrits, L. and Teisman, G. R. (2009). Non-linear dynamics in port systems : change events at work. In: G. R. Teisman, A..van Buuren and L. Gerrits (Eds.), Managing complex governance systems : dynamics, self-organization and coevolution in public investments, (pp. 76-96). London: Routledge.

Graaff, T, Gerrits, L. and Edelenbos, J. (2009). Waterschappen tussen technische en sociale rationaliteit. Bestuurswetenschappen, 63(3), 44-62.

Teisman, G. R., Gerrits, L. and Buuren, M. W. van (2009). Introduction. In: G. R. Teisman, M. W. van Buuren and L Gerrits (Eds.), Managing complex governance systems: dynamics, self-organisation and coevolution in public investments, (pp. 1-16). London: Routledge.

Teisman, G. R., Buuren, M. W. van and Gerrits, L. (Eds.). (2009). Managing complex governance systems : dynamics, self-organisation and coevolution in public investments. London: Routledge.

Buuren, M. W. van and Gerrits, L. (2008). Decisions as dynamic equilibriums in erratic policy processes. Public Management Review, 10(3), 381-399. (First online 16 May 2008). https://doi.org/10.1080/14719030802003038

Edelenbos, J., Gerrits, L. and Gils, M. K. A. van (2008). The coevolutionary relation between Dutch mainport policies and the development of the seaport Rotterdam. Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 10(2), 49-60.

Gerrits, L. (2008). The gentle art of coevolution:  a complexity theory perspective on decision-making over estuaries in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Optima Press. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/11152

Gerrits, L. and Marks, P. M. (2008). Complex bounded rationality in dyke construction; path-dependency and lock-in in the emergence of the geometry of the Zeeland delta. Land Use Policy, 25(3), 330-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2007.09.001

Buuren, M. W. van and Gerrits, L. (2007). Complexity. In: M. Bevir, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of governance, (pp. 131-135). Sage Publications.

Ellen, G., Gerrits, L. and Slob, A. (2007). Risk perception and risk communication. In: S. Heise (Ed.), Sediment risk management and communication {Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources (SEDNET)), Volume 3, 1st ed., (pp. 233-248). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Gerrits, L. (2007). Policy and communication (Section 2: Sediment Risk Management and Communication). Journal of Soils and Sediments, 7(1), 1-3. (First online 08 February 2007). https://doi.org/10.1065/jss2007.01.201

Heise, S., Apitz, S., Babut, M., Bergemann, H., Besten, P. den, Ellen, G., Gerrits, L., Joziasse, J., Maass, V., Oen, A., Slob, A. and White, S. (2007). The Way Forward for Sediment Risk Management and Communication: A Summary. In: S. Heise (Ed.), Sediment risk management and communication {Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources (SEDNET)), Volume 3, 1st ed., (pp. 249-268). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Joziasse, J., Heise, S., Oen, A., Ellen, G. and Gerrits, L. (2007). Sediment management objectives and risk indicators. In: S. Heise (Ed.), Sediment risk management and communication {Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources (SEDNET)), Volume 3, 1st ed., (pp. 9-76). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Slob, A., Ellen, G. and Gerrits, L. (2007). Sediment management and stakeholder involvement. In P. Owen (Ed.), Sediment management at the river basin, (pp. 199-216). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Slob, A. and Gerrits, L. (2007). The dynamics of sedimentary systems and the whimsicality of policy processes. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 7(5), 277-284. (First online 15 November 2007). https://doi.org/10.1065/jss2007.09.253

Meulen, M.J. van der, Rijnveld, M., Gerrits, L., Joziasse, J., Heijst, M.W. van and Gruijters, S. (2006). Handling sediments in Dutch river management: an analysis of the planning stage of the Maaswerken river widening project. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 6(3), 163-172. (First published 16 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.1065/jss2006.06.165

Gerrits, L. and Kool, D. de (2006). China en Taiwan: herontdekking van het conflict. Openbaar Bestuur, 16(10), 34-36.

Gerrits, L. (2005). Dromenstrijd. Rooilijn, 38(4), 161-166.

Gerrits, L. and Edelenbos, J. (2004). Management of sediments through stakeholder involvement. The risks and value of engaging stakeholders when looking for solutions for sediment-related problems. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 4(4), 239-246. (First online December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02991120

 

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