Born in Den Helder, The Netherlands, 1946. Educated in The Netherlands and Curacao; Studied sociology and political science in Amsterdam. Lectured sociology and social policy in various institutions, recently at the University of Curacao Was involved in International Christian Student Movement IFES and foundation transFORMA, as program director for projects geared to quality improvement of local and central governments in Southern Eastern Europe. As consultant he is still working in the Caribbean region. He writes a weekly column for newspaper Amigoe, Curacao and contributes regularly with articles on literature, culture and governance.
- Betrayal of Technique (Het Verraad van de Techniek) Amsterdam, 1982. Dissertation on impact of technological change on governmental policies and decision making:
- Patterns of Welfare Policies (Welzijn in Patronen), a sociological theory of social work from the perspective of policy changes, Utrecht 1988.
- Centre of the World (Het Midden van de Wereld) on socio-philosophical and spiritual issues of today, Kampen 1994;
- A Matter of Limits (Een Kwestie van Grenzen) concerning integrity of public governance, Amsterdam 2008.
- Policy Imagination, the art of developing and implementing inclusive public policies, E-book, 2018.
- over 1500 articles in various magazines and newspapers (on literature, as well as on welfare, equality, education, good governance)