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 (FaSS).
I currently sit on the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (2016-2020).
- Brexit and the environment - I co-lead an 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.
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
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)
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 (FaSS) (2008-)
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.
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The challenges of monitoring national climate policy: learning lessons from the EUFull Text UEA Repository
Environmental GovernanceFull Text
(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)
The United Kingdom: A Record of Leadership under ThreatUEA Repository
The role of trust in the resolution of conservation conflictsFull Text UEA Repository
Subsidiarity as a 'scaling device' in environmental governance: The case of the European UnionUEA Repository
Environmental PolicyUEA Repository
The use of ecosystem services knowledge in policy-making: drawing lessons and adjusting expectationsUEA Repository
Does the European Union have a reverse gear? Policy dismantling in a hyperconsensual polityFull Text UEA Repository
Climate policy instrument choicesUEA Repository
Climate Change Policy in the European UnionFull Text
The role of policy networks in the coordination of the European Union’s economic and environmental interests: The case of EU mercury policyFull Text UEA Repository
The Tools of Policy Formulation: Actors, Capacities, Venues and EffectsFull Text UEA Repository
Opening up the black box of adaptation decision makingFull Text
Emergence of polycentric climate governance and its future prospectsFull Text UEA Repository
Ecosystem services and sustainability assessment: theory and practiceFull Text UEA Repository
The tools of policy formulation: an introductionFull Text
The use of policy formulation tools in the venue of policy appraisal: patterns and underlying motivationsUEA Repository
The tools of policy formulation: new perspectives and new challengesFull Text UEA Repository
Conservation conflicts in Natura 2000 protected areasUEA Repository
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Key Research Interests
Environmental politics and policy making; public policy; climate change; governance; policy coordination; policy appraisal; sustainable development .
- Jordan, A.J. and D. Russel (2014) Embedding the concept of ecosystems services? The utilisation of ecological knowledge in different policy venues. Environment and Planning C, 32, 2, 192-207. DOI: 10.1068/c3202ed
- 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
Publications: EPrints Digital Repository
Director of Research, School of Env Sciences
Chair, COST Action IS1309 (2014-18)