By Edwin Alblas (Wageningen University). Date: April 20th from 15:00 to 17:00 at the Newtonlaan 201, in room 24 on the 4th floor, Utrecht.
The EU has some of the world’s most ambitious and highly-developed environmental laws on its books, but their effectiveness is severely compromised by non-compliance and poor implementation. The ‘Effective Nature Laws’ (ERC funded) research project breaks new ground by mapping empirically the evolution of EU environmental governance laws between 1992-2015. Recently completed, this major interdisciplinary project, led by professor Suzanne Kingston, combined leximetric analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as a lab-experiment. Edwin Alblas, assistant professor in environmental law at Wageningen University and post-doc researcher at the RUG, will present the methodology and results of this project during the ERI Seminar: Europe’s Nature Governance Revolution: Environmental Democracy in Action? The seminar will take place on April 20th from 15:00 to 17:00 at the Newtonlaan 201, in room 24 on the 4th floor, Utrecht. Edwin Alblas uses different types of research methodologies, including surveys (country comparative) and text analysis of large sets of legislative documents see examples in the publications below.
- Kingston, S., Alblas, E., Callaghan, M. and Foulon, J., Magnetic law: Designing environmental enforcement laws to encourage us to go further. Regulation & Governance (2021). https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12416
- Kingston, S., Wang, Z., Alblas, E. et al., The democratisation of European nature governance 1992–2015: introducing the comparative nature governance index. Int Environ Agreements (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-021-09552-5
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