Andy Jordan, Professor, University of East Anglia

Andy Jordan, Professor, University of East Anglia

I am fascinated by the politics that emerge when attempts are made to govern environmental problems using the tools and methods of public policy. I have examined how these different forms of politics have played out in relation to different aspects of governing including the use of new policy instruments, policy coordination across sectors, policy innovation and policy dismantling. I undertake comparative work on these topics in substantive policy areas such as climate change and sustainable development. I am particularly interested in governing processes that occur in the European Union, its Member States and third countries outside of Europe. I have published many papers and books on these themes, including Dismantling Public Policy (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Tools of Policy Formulation (Edward Elgar, 2015, with John Turnpenny) and the third edition of EU Environmental Policy (Earthscan, 2012, with Camilla Adelle).

In the past, I have taken on leadership roles in many large national and EU-funded projects, and produced work for a number of knowledge users including the OECD, the UK Cabinet Office, the UK environment ministry (DEFRA), UK Foresight, the European Commission, the Dutch Environment Ministry, WWF and the RSPB. In 2015-16 I served as as specialist advisor to the UK Parliamentary environmental audit committee on its inquiry on the EU referendum.

I was the Editor and/or Managing Editor of the international journal Environment and Planning C (Government and Policy) from 1998-2016. I currently sit on the editorial boards of West European Politics, Policy Sciences, Economic Geography and Environmental Politics. In 2008 I was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FaSS).

I currently sit on the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (2016-2020).

In my research, I am currently working on two main topics:

Brexit and the environment - I co-lead an ESRC funded academic network which seeks to understand what challenges and opportunities it raises for environmental policy and governance

Climate governance post Paris - I am Chair of COST Action IS1309 (Innovations in Climate Governance - INOGOV, 2014-8), a 28 country network of excellence.