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The European Council, the Council and the Member States: changing environmental leadership dynamics in the European Union (2019)
Journal Article
Wurzel, R. K., Liefferink, D., & Di Lullo, M. (2019). The European Council, the Council and the Member States: changing environmental leadership dynamics in the European Union. Environmental Politics, 28(2), 248-270. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1549783

The leadership dynamics between the European Council, the Council and the Member States in European Union (EU) environmental policy since the 1970s are analysed. The puzzle is that, although the EU was set up as a ‘leaderless Europe’, it is widely se... Read More

Germany and Brexit: How to preserve European integration while achieving a post-Brexit deal with the United Kingdom (2018)
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Wurzel, R. (2018). Germany and Brexit: How to preserve European integration while achieving a post-Brexit deal with the United Kingdom. Marmara Journal of European Studies, 26(1), 171-193

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) has been received with disappointment in Germany which, however, has paid comparatively little political attention to it. In addition to having to deal with Brexit, the German government has had to p... Read More

Pioneers, leaders and followers in multilevel and polycentric climate governance (2018)
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Wurzel, R., Liefferink, D., & Torney, D. (2019). Pioneers, leaders and followers in multilevel and polycentric climate governance. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522033

This contribution assesses the roles and functions of leaders, pioneers and followers in multi-level and polycentric climate governance. While leaders usually actively seek to attract followers, this is not normally the case for pioneers. We address... Read More

Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities (2018)
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Wurzel, R. K., Moulton, J. F., Osthorst, W., Mederake, L., Deutz, P., & Jonas, A. E. (2019). Climate pioneership and leadership in structurally disadvantaged maritime port cities. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 146-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522039

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Innovative climate governance in small-to-medium-sized structurally disadvantaged cities (SDCs) are assessed. Considering their deeply ingrained severe economic and social proble... Read More

Leadership and lesson-drawing in the European Union’s multilevel climate governance system (2018)
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Jänicke, M., & Wurzel, R. K. (2019). Leadership and lesson-drawing in the European Union’s multilevel climate governance system. Environmental Politics, 28(1), 22-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522019

The important role that climate leaders and leadership play at different levels of the European Union (EU) multilevel governance system is exemplified. Initially, climate leader states set the pace with ambitious policy measures that were adopted lar... Read More

Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities (2017)
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Jonas, A. E. G., Wurzel, R. K., Monaghan, E., & Osthorst, W. (2017). Climate change, the green economy and reimagining the city: the case of structurally disadvantaged European maritime port cities. Die Erde : Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin, 148(4), 197-211. https://doi.org/10.12854/erde-148-49

The concept of the New Environmental Politics of Urban Development (NEPUD) examines the impact of international and national environmental regulation on the politics of urban development. The NEPUD concept emerged from case studies of environmental g... Read More

Environmental leaders and pioneers: agents of change? (2016)
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Wurzel, R. K., & Liefferink, D. (2017). Environmental leaders and pioneers: agents of change?. Journal of European Public Policy, 24(7), 951-968. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2016.1161657

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article distinguishes between states acting as environmental leaders or pioneers. While leaders usually actively seek to attract followers, this is not normally the case for pioneer... Read More

Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study (2015)
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Burdon, D., Boyes, S. J., Elliott, M., Smyth, K., Atkins, J. P., Barnes, R. A., & Wurzel, R. K. (2018). Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 201, 234-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.09.012

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The management of marine resources is a complex process driven by the dynamics of the natural system and the influence of stakeholders including policy-makers. An integration of natural and social sciences research is required by... Read More

Still the century of  new environmental policy instruments? Exploring patterns of innovation and continuity (2013)
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Jordan, A., Zito, A., & Wurzel, R. (2013). Still the century of  new environmental policy instruments? Exploring patterns of innovation and continuity. Environmental Politics, 22(1), 155 - 173. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2013.755839

This article re-examines the political interest in and use of ‘new' environmental policy instruments (NEPIs) and other non-regulatory modes of governance. It starts by taking stock of the dynamic debate that has emerged around this topic since... Read More

Environmental, climate and energy policies: Path-dependent incrementalism or quantum leap? (2010)
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Wurzel, R. K. (2010). Environmental, climate and energy policies: Path-dependent incrementalism or quantum leap?. German Politics, 19(3-4), 460-478. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644008.2010.515838

The Grand Coalition's ability to induce significant environmental policy changes was constrained by a 'dual path dependency'. First, environmental policy has developed into a relatively consensual policy field in Germany although there are also some... Read More

The Rise of ‘New’ Policy Instruments in Comparative Perspective: Has Governance Eclipsed Government? (2005)
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Jordan, A., Wurzel, R. K. W., & Zito, A. (2005). The Rise of ‘New’ Policy Instruments in Comparative Perspective: Has Governance Eclipsed Government?. Political studies, 53(3), 477-496. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9248.2005.00540.x

Governance is a term in good currency, but there are still too few detailed empirical analyses of the precise extent to which it has or has not eclipsed government. This article explores the temporal and spatial characteristics of the governance tran... Read More