Biography

I am fascinated by the politics that emerge when attempts are made to govern environmental problems using the tools and methods of public policy. I have examined how these different forms of politics have played out in relation to different aspects of governing including the use of new policy instruments, policy coordination across sectors, policy innovation and policy dismantling. I undertake comparative work on these topics in substantive policy areas such as climate change and sustainable development. I am particularly interested in governing processes that occur in the European Union, its Member States and third countries outside of Europe. I have published many papers and books on these themes, including Dismantling Public Policy (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Tools of Policy Formulation (Edward Elgar, 2015, with John Turnpenny) and the third edition of EU Environmental Policy (Earthscan, 2012, with Camilla Adelle).

In the past, I have taken on leadership roles in many large national and EU-funded projects, and produced work for a number of knowledge users including the OECD, the UK Cabinet Office, the UK environment ministry (DEFRA), UK Foresight, the European Commission, the Dutch Environment Ministry, WWF and the RSPB.  In 2015-16 I served as as specialist advisor to the UK Parliamentary environmental audit committee on its inquiry on the EU referendum.

I was the Editor and/or Managing Editor of the international journal Environment and Planning C (Government and Policy) from 1998-2016. I currently sit on the editorial boards of West European Politics, Policy Sciences, Economic Geography and Environmental Politics. In 2008 I was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).

I currently sit on the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (2016-2020) and the Advisory Group of the NERC Environmental Evidence for the Future Initiative (2017-8).

In my research, I am currently working on two main topics:

  • Brexit and the environment - I co-lead an award winning ESRC funded academic network which seeks to understand what challenges and opportunities it raises for environmental policy and governance
  • Climate governance post Paris - I am Chair of COST Action IS1309 (Innovations in Climate Governance - INOGOV, 2014-8), a 28 country network of excellence.

Websites

Tyndall - http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/people/andrew-jordan

Google scholar - http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=C1TMreMAAAAJ&hl=en

Researchgate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew_Jordan

Academic Background

Visiting Professorships

Australian National University (2005-6); University of Queensland, Brisbane (2012)

Prizes and Awards

Philip Leverhulme Prize fellowship (2003-6)

Contemporary European Studies Association, annual best book prize (2007)

Harold D. Lasswell Prize for the best ariticle in Policy Sciences (2011)

Lloyds Science of Risk prize for Climate Change research (2012)

Insight of the Year - 2017 ENDS Environmental Impact Awards (for work on the EU Referendum)


Fellowships etc

Philip Leverhulme Prize fellowship (2003-6)
Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2010-3)
Member of the UK Green Alliance (1999-)
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) (2008-) 

 

PhD Positions

I warmly welcome email enquiries from potential PhD students.

I am particularly keen to recruit people to work on the politics of climate change and the unfolding effects of Brexit, but will seriously consider applicants wanting to work on one of my other areas of interest.  I will help you secure funding from the ESRC (UEA is a partner in the SeNSS DTP) and/or help with applications for external funding - recent PhD students have been funded by Commonwealth University fellowships, the Ford Foundation and studentships from their home countries.

My previous students are now forging their own careers inter alia at:

  • University of Exeter (David Benson, Duncan Russel)
  • University of Pretoria (Camilla Adelle)
  • Queens University, Belfast (Viviane Gravey)
  • University of Darmstadt (Jonas Schoenefeld)
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) (Juliette Young)
  • UK local government (Kate Urwin)

Click here for current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.

All Publications

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Hildén, M., Jordan, A., Huitema, D.

(2017)

Special Issue on Experimentation for Climate Change Solutions Editorial: The search for climate change and sustainability solutions: the promise and the pitfalls of experimentation,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

169

pp. 1-7

Full Text

(Editorial)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Peters, B. G., Jordan, A., Tosun, J.

(2017)

Over-reaction and under-reaction in climate policy: an institutional analysis,

in Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Schoenefeld, J., Jordan, A.

(2017)

Governing policy evaluation? Towards a new typology,

in Evaluation

23

(3)

pp. 274–293

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Benson, D., Jordan, A.

(2017)

Environmental Governance,

in The International Encyclopedia of Geography.

Wiley

Full Text

(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)

(Published)


Maor, M., Tosun, J., Jordan, A.

(2017)

Proportionate and disproportionate policy responses to climate change: core concepts and empirical applications,

in Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Kivimaa, P., Hildén, M., Huitema, D., Jordan, A., Newig, J.

(2017)

Experiments in climate governance – A systematic review of research on energy and built environment transitions,

in Journal of Cleaner Production

169

pp. 17-29

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Schoenefeld, J. J., Hildén, M., Jordan, A. J.

(2017)

The challenges of monitoring national climate policy: learning lessons from the EU,

in Climate Policy

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rayner, T., Jordan, A.

(2016)

The United Kingdom: A Record of Leadership under Threat,

in The European Union in International Climate Change Politics : Still Taking a Lead?.

Routledge

pp. 173-188

ISBN 9781138647183

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Rayner, T., Jordan, A.

(2016)

Climate Change Policy in the European Union,

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science.

Oxford University Press, Oxford

Full Text

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Benson, D., Jordan, A.

(2016)

Climate policy instrument choices,

in Climate Change Law.

Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN 978 1 78347 760 9

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Young, J., Searle, K., Butler, A., Simmons, P., Watt, A. D., Jordan, A.

(2016)

The role of trust in the resolution of conservation conflicts,

in Biological Conservation

195

pp. 196-202

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Benson, D., Jordan, A.

(2016)

Environmental Policy,

in European Union Politics.

Oxford University Press

pp. 323-335

ISBN 9780198708933

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Benson, D., Jordan, A.

(2016)

Subsidiarity as a 'scaling device' in environmental governance: The case of the European Union,

in Multilevel Environmental Governance : Managing Water and Climate Change in Europe and North America.

pp. 39-57

ISBN 978 0 85793 924 1, 978 1 78347 284 0

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Russel, D., Jordan, A., Turnpenny, J.

(2016)

The use of ecosystem services knowledge in policy-making: drawing lessons and adjusting expectations,

in Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services.

Routledge

pp. 586-596

ISBN 9781138025080

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Turnpenny, J., Russel, D., Jordan, A., Bond, A., Sheate, W.

(2016)

Environment,

in Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment.

Edward Elgar

pp. 193-208

ISBN 978 1 78254 955 0

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Gravey, V., Jordan, A.

(2016)

Does the European Union have a reverse gear? Policy dismantling in a hyperconsensual polity,

in Journal of European Public Policy

23

(8)

pp. 1180-1198

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jordan, A. J., Huitema, D., Hildén, M., van Asselt, H., Rayner, T. J., Schoenefeld, J. J., Tosun, J., Forster, J., Boasson, E. L.

(2015)

Emergence of polycentric climate governance and its future prospects,

in Nature Climate Change

5

pp. 977-982

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Geneletti, D., Bond, A., Russel, D., Turnpenny, J., Sheate, W., Jordan, A.

(2015)

Ecosystem services and sustainability assessment: theory and practice,

in Handbook of Sustainability Assessment.

Edward Elgar

pp. 215-234

ISBN 9781783471362

Full Text UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Adelle, C., Jordan, A., Benson, D.

(2015)

The role of policy networks in the coordination of the European Union’s economic and environmental interests: The case of EU mercury policy,

in Journal of European Integration - Revue d'Integration Europeanne

37

(4)

pp. 471-489

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Biesbroek, R., Depuis, J., Jordan, A.

(2015)

Opening up the black box of adaptation decision making,

in Nature Climate Change

5

(June)

pp. 493

Full Text

(Letter)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Environmental politics and policy making; public policy; climate change; governance; policy coordination; policy appraisal; sustainable development .

Recent Publications

  • Benson, D. and A.J. Jordan (2014) Explaining task allocation in the EU: ‘retooling’ federalism for comparative analysis, Journal of Common Market Studies, 52, 4, 794-809. doi: 10.1111/jcms.12131
  • Jordan, A. and E. Matt (2014) Designing Policies that intentionally stick: policy feedback in a changing climate.  Policy Sciences, 47, 227-247.DOI: 10.1007/s11077-014-9201-x
  • Jordan, A.J. and Huitema (2014) Innovations in Climate Policy: The Politics of Invention, Diffusion and Evaluation.  Environmental Politics, 23, 5, 715-34. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2014.923614
  • Hilden, M., A.J. Jordan and T. Rayner (2014) Climate Policy Innovation: Developing An Evaluation Perspective. Environmental Politics 23, 5, 884-905. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2014.924205
  • Jordan, A.J. and Huitema (2014) Innovations in Climate Policy: Conclusions and Future Directions.  Environmental Politics 23, 5, 906-25. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2014.924209
  • Jordan, A.J. and Huitema (2014) Policy Innovation in A Changing Climate: Sources, Patterns and Effects.  Global Environmental Change, 29, 387-94.DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.09.005
  • Massey, E., Biesbroek, R., Huitema D. and A.J. Jordan (2014) Climate Policy Innovation: The Adoption and Diffusion of Adaption Policies Across Europe.  Global Environmental Change, 29, 434-443, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.09.002
  • Jordan, A.J., D. Huitema, M. Hildén, H. van Asselt, T.J. Rayner, J. Schoenefeld, J. Tosun, J. Forster and E. Boasson (2015) Emergence of polycentric climate governance and its future prospects, Nature Climate Change, 5, 11, November, 977-82, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2725
  • Gravey, V. and A.J. Jordan (2016) Does the European Union have a reverse gear? Policy dismantling in a hyperconsensual polity.  Journal of European Public Policy, 23, 8, 1180-1198. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2016.1186208
  • Schoenefeld, J., M. Hilden and A.J. Jordan (2017) The Challenges of monitoring national climate policy: learning lessons from the EU. Climate Policy DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1248887
  • Maor, M., J. Tosun and A. Jordan (2017) Proportionate and disproportionate policy responses to climate change: core concepts and empirical applications.  Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (in press). DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2017.1281730


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Administrative Posts

Director of Research, School of Env Sciences

Chair, COST Action IS1309 (2014-18)