Dr M.A. Wiering (Mark)
Associate professor - Environment
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
6500 HK NIJMEGEN
Dr. Mark A. Wiering is an Associate Professor of the chair group Environmental Governance and Politics at Radboud University Nijmegen. He conducts research on social and policy transformations on the way to a sustainable society. What is social and political change like? What can we learn from other countries or other regions on the road to a more sustainable economy and society? Mark is an experienced and versatile researcher in the fields of environmental policy, water management and renewable energy. He is the co-designer and coordinator of the revamped Master's program in Environment and Society Studies in Nijmegen.
How and why are policies on water, energy or agriculture and environment changing? Why is it stable for a long time, but can also suddenly change? When does new (environmental) information also lead to new (policy) steps? Mark's research focuses on the Netherlands as well as on comparison with other countries, mostly in Europe. He is particularly interested in bringing about the processes of transformations towards a sustainable society. What can we learn from the energy transitions in Germany and Denmark? How can we make our economy circular? How are cities being made sustainable? How is climate change being addressed in other countries?
- Bakker, M. de, Lagendijk, A. & Wiering, M.A. (2020). Cooperatives, incumbency, or market hybridity: New alliances in the Dutch energy provision. Energy Research & Social Science, 61:101345. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101345
- Wiering, M.A., Liefferink, J.D., Boezeman, D.F., Kaufmann, M., Crabbé, A. & Kurstjens, N.M.J. (2020). The Wicked Problem the Water Framework Directive Cannot Solve. The Governance Approach in Dealing with Pollution of Nutrients in Surface Water in the Netherlands, Flanders, Lower Saxony, Denmark and Ireland. Water, 12 (5):1240. doi: 10.3390/w12051240 Full text
- Eerd, M.C.J. van, Wiering, M.A. & Dieperink, C. (2019). Policy Discretion, Adaptation Pressure and Reloading Implementation Experiences in EU Water Governance: The Case of the Netherlands. Water Alternatives, 12 (3), 886-906. Full text
- Liefferink, J.D., Wiering, M.A., Crabbé, A. & Hegger, D. (2018). Explaining stability and change. Comparing flood risk governance in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Poland. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11 (3), 281-290. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12325 Full text
- Wiering, M.A., Liefferink, J.D. & Beijen, B.A. (2018). The internal and external face of Dutch environmental policy: A case of fading environmental leadership? Environmental Science & Policy, 81 (March 2018), 18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.12.002 Full text
- Wiering, M.A., Kaufmann, M., Mees, H., Schellenberger, T., Ganzevoort, W.B., Hegger, D.L.T., Larrue, C. & Matczak, P. (2017). Varieties of flood risk governance in Europe: How do countries respond to driving forces and what explains institutional change? Global Environmental Change-Human Policy Dimensions, 44, 15-26. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.02.006
- Hegger, D., Driessen, P.P.J., Wiering, M.A., Rijswick, H.F.M.W. van, Kundzewicz, P., Matczak, A., Crabbé, A., Raadgever, T., Bakker, M.H.N., Priest, S., Larrue, C. & Ek, K. (2016). Toward more flood resilience: Is a diversification of flood risk management strategies the way forward? Ecology and Society, 21 (4), 52-71. doi: 10.5751/ES-08854-210452 Full text
- Wiering, M.A., Green, C., Rijswick, M. van, Priest, S. & Keessen, A. (2015). The rationales of resilience in English and Dutch flood risk policies. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 6 (1), 38-54. doi: 10.2166/wcc.2014.017
- 2015 - 2018 Mobilising Grassroots capacities for sustainable energy transitions (MOBGI's) Grass roots initiatives are open and dynamic bottom-up activities that seek to provoke changes that go beyond or against the orchestrated paths of transition, but are self-organized and transformational. GIs include local and regional initiatives, established by groups and communities that aim for more durable energy systems in their direct environment. This includes NGOs and community organizations, but also collaborations with local authorities and businesses that are thinking and working ‘out of the box’. In this part of the project, the aim is to systematically map and trace grassroots initiatives and their engagement in the development of practices concerning energy production, use and distribution. This requires both information on local GI activities and developments, and on the state of transition in each country in terms of policy, regulations and actor constellations. More information
- 2011 - 2016 STARFLOOD The EU 7th Framework Project STAR-FLOOD (www.starflood.eu) which ran between 1 October 2012 and 31 March 2016 focused on flood risk governance. The project investigated strategies for dealing with flood risks in 18 vulnerable urban regions in six European countries: Belgium, England, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden. The project assessed flood risk governance arrangements from a combined public administration and legal perspective, with the aim to make European regions more resilient to flood risks. Special issue in Ecology and Society and Special Issue in Journal of Flood Risk Management. More information