Andy Jordan

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change
School of Environmental Sciences

Tyndall Centre, ENV, UEA
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom
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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, water management and sustainable development. In earlier work I examined the dynamics of environmental policy making at EU level, and how these in turn affect national policy and political systems via processes of ‘Europeanization’. I have published many papers and books on these themes, including Dismantling Public Policy (Oxford University Press, 2012) 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, UK Cabinet Office, the UK environment ministry (DEFRA), UK Foresight, the European Commission and the Dutch Environment Ministry. I am currently completing a book on Designing Politically Sustainable Climate Policies and a two journal special issues on Climate Policy Innovation (for Global Environmental Change and Environmental Politics respectively). I have been the Managing Editor of the international journal Environment and Planning C (Government and Policy) since 2008. In 2010 I was awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme and in 2008 I was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).

Jordan, A.J. and J. Turnpenny (eds) (2015) The Tools of Policy Formulation: Actors, Capacities, Venues and Effects. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Abstract: Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative guide to the tools which are used to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why and by whom they are selected, where and why they are used, and the effects they produce. The editors bring together eleven specially commissioned chapters that explore the tools and their features in detail, including: scenarios, indicators, computerised models, cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis. They develop a novel analytical framework for understanding the form and function of the main policy formulation tools, which encompasses definitions of key terms, a typology, and a review of key theories. Postgraduate students, scholars and researchers of policy analysis, public policy, decision-making and public management will find this book to be of interest. It will also inform developers and practitioners of poli
Jordan, A.J. and C. Adelle (ed.) (2012) Environmental Policy in the European Union: Contexts, Actors and Policy Dynamics (3e). Routledge: London. ISBN 9781849714693 (pbk.) and 9781849714686 (hbk.) pp 386+Index.
Jordan, A.J. and Huitema (2014) Innovations in Climate Policy: Conclusions and Future Directions. Environmental Politics 23, 5, 906-25.
DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2014.924209
Jordan, A.J. and Huitema (2014) Innovations in Climate Policy: The Politics of Invention, Diffusion and Evaluation. Environmental Politics, 23, 5, 715-34
DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2014.923614
Jordan, A. and E. Matt (2014) Designing Policies that intentionally stick: policy feedback in a changing climate. Policy Sciences, 47, 227-247
DOI: 10.1007/s11077-014-9201-x

Substantive Focus:
Environmental Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY