CJAM (Katrien) Termeer CJAM (Katrien) Termeer

Professor Administration and Policy

Prof. Dr. ir. C.J.A.M. Termeer studies new modes of governance of wicked problems in the fields of climate change and sustainable agro-food chains. Before she had been working at the universities of Rotterdam and Delft, the ministry of Agriculture and Sioo. Sideactivities: Crown-appointed member Social and Economic Council (SER); member Council of Public Governance (ROB); member Continental Supervisory Board Solidaridad Europe; EU High Level Group Biosphere Economy Innovation



Key Publications:

Termeer, C.J.A.M. and Dewulf, A. (2018). A small wins framework to overcome the evaluation paradox of governing wicked problems. Policy and Society.

Termeer, K., Dewulf, A. & Biesbroek, R. (2017). Transformational change: governance interventions for climate change adaptation from a continuous change perspective. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 60(4): 558-576.


Termeer, C.J.A.M, Buuren, A. van, Dewulf, A., Huitema, D., Mees, H., Meijerink, S & Van Rijswick, M. (2017). Governance Arrangements for the Adaptation to Climate Change: Challenges, Insights, and Design Principles. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science.


Termeer, C.J.A.M., Drimie, S., Ingram, J., Pereira, L. & Whittingham, M.J. (2017). A diagnostic framework for food system governance arrangements: the case of South Africa. NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences.

Eisenack, K., Moser, S.C., Hoffmann, E., Klein, R.J.T., Oberlack, C., Pechan, A., Rotter, M. & Termeer, C.J.A.M. (2014). Explaining and overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 4: 867-872. 10.1038/NCLIMATE2350 

Termeer, C.J.A.M., Stuiver, M., Gerritsen, A.L. & Huntjens, P.M.J.M. (2013). Integrating self-governance in heavily regulated policy fields: insights from a Dutch Farmers' Cooperative. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 15(2): 285-302.

Termeer, C.J. A. M,  Dewulf, A., Breeman, G. & Stiller, S.J. (2013). Governance capabilities for dealing wisely with wicked problems. Administration & Society. Online First as doi:10.1177/0095399712469195

Termeer, C.J.A.M. & Brink, M.A. van den (2013). Organizational conditions for dealing with the unknown unknown: illustrated by how a Dutch water management authority is preparing for climate change. Public Management Review, 15(1): 43-62.

C.J.A.M. Termeer & R.A. Werkman (2011). Changing closed agricultural policy communities. Critical Policy Studies, 5(3): 283-298.

Termeer, C.J.A.M., Dewulf, A. & Lieshout, M. van (2010). Disentangling scale approachesin governance research: comparing monocentric, multilevel, and adaptive governance. Ecology and Society, 15(4): 29. [online] URL:

Gupta, J., Termeer, C., Klostermann, J., Meijerink, S., Brink, M. van den, Jonge, P., Nooteboom, S. & Bergsma, E. (2010). The adaptive capacity wheel: a method to assess the inherent characteristics of institutions to enable the adaptive capacity of society. Environmental Science & Policy, 13(6): 459-471.

Termeer, C.J.A.M. (2009). Barriers to new modes of horizontal governance. Public Management Review, 11(3): 299-316.