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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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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 NGOs: pushing for leadership (2016)
Book Chapter
Connelly, J., & Wurzel, R. (2016). Environmental NGOs: pushing for leadership. In R. K. Wurzel, J. Connelly, & D. Liefferink (Eds.), The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still Taking a Lead?, 221-236. Routledge

Surprisingly little scholarly attention has been paid to the role which environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) have played in EU climate change politics, although there are exceptions (e.g. Long et al. 2002; Wurzel and Connelly 2011a; S... Read More

Environmental leaders and pioneers: agents of change? (2016)
Journal Article
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

Introduction: European Union climate leadership (2016)
Book Chapter
Connelly, J., Wurzel, R. K., & Liefferink, D. (2016). Introduction: European Union climate leadership. In The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still Taking a Lead?, 3-19. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315627199

There is no shortage of would-be leaders in EU climate change politics. The EU institutions (e.g. European Council, Council of the EU, Commission and the European Parliament (EP)), member states and societal actors have all, though to varying degrees... Read More

Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study (2015)
Journal Article
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

Environmental Governance in Europe (2013)
Book
Wurzel, R., Zito, A., & Jordan, A. (2013). Environmental Governance in Europe. Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781849804721

'Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this book provides an overview of the introduction, development, and use of new policy instruments and new modes of environmental governance in the European context, taking into account both national... Read More

Still the century of  new environmental policy instruments? Exploring patterns of innovation and continuity (2013)
Journal Article
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

A nascent transnational civil society (2012)
Book Chapter
Monaghan, E. (2012). A nascent transnational civil society. In J. Hayward, & R. Wurzel (Eds.), European disunion: between sovereignty and solidarity, 32 - 47. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137271358

European disunion: between sovereignty and solidarity (2012)
Book
(2012). European disunion: between sovereignty and solidarity

The Euro crisis catapulted the European Union into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it simultaneously torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. Throughout its history, the Union has been plagued... Read More

Policy Instruments in Practice (2011)
Book Chapter
Jordan, A., Benson, D., Wurzel, R., & Zito, A. (2011). Policy Instruments in Practice. In J. S. Dryzek, R. B. Norgaard, & D. Schlosberg (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, 536 - 549. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093.../9780199566600.003.0036

© The several contributors 2011. All rights reserved. This article is about the instruments that have been adopted by various governments to implement the decided policy on climate change. This article surveys the theoretical literature on instrument... Read More

Environmental, climate and energy policies: Path-dependent incrementalism or quantum leap? (2010)
Journal Article
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

Environmental NGOs - taking a lead? (2010)
Book Chapter
Connelly, J., & Wurzel, R. (2010). Environmental NGOs - taking a lead?. The European Union as a Leader in Climate Change, 214 - 231. Routledge