The Wageningen Centre of Sustainability Governance (WCSG) is an interdisciplinary group of governance scholars committed to contributing knowledge on the design, functioning and implications of sustainability governance arrangements in the Wageningen domain of food, nature and environment.
Sustainability governance refers to the formal as well as informal interactions and institutions that steer sustainability practices in networks of diverse public and private actors. In doing so, the Centre draws on a variety of social science disciplines and contributes particularly to theories and methods in policy sciences, sociology, science and technology studies, and law.
- The WCSG Steering Committee consist of the chairs of the four participating chair groups: Simon Bush (Environmental Policy), Esther Turnhout (Forest and Nature Conservation Policy), Katrien Termeer (Public Administration and Policy) and Josephine van Zeben (Law). You can read more about each group via the banners at the end of this page.
- In addition to the Steering Committee, the Eduction committee (chaired by Mattijs Smits), Research committee (chaired by Art Dewulf) and PhD committee (chaired by Yannick Buitenhuis) consist of representatives of the four groups. They discuss collaboration and future plans that contribute to WCSG's objectives.
- Governing ‘wicked sustainability problems’
- Governing sustainability of transnational networks and flows
- Governing sustainability practices