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Hoogleraar bestuurskunde

Prof dr. ir. C.J.A.M. Termeer is hoogleraar bestuurskunde aan de WUR. Zij onderzoekt innovatieve vormen van governance voor taaie vraagstukken in de beleidsvelden klimaatverandering en duurzame agro-food ketens. Zij werkte eerder bij Sioo, het ministerie van LNV, en de universiteiten van Delft en Rotterdam. Nevenfuncties: Kroonlid SER, Lid Raad Openbaar Bestuur (ROB), Supervisory Board Solidaridad Europe


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.