CJAM (Katrien) Termeer CJAM (Katrien) Termeer

Chair Public Administration and Policy Group

Prof. Dr. ir. C.J.A.M. Termeer chairs the Public Administration and Policy Group of WUR. She 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.



Key Publications:

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.