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Research interests

My research explores the potentials and limitations of environmental policy and planning in the perspective of adaptive governance and sustainability. It focuses on innovation and evolution in governance, paying attention to the dynamics of policy implementation and integration, multi-level governance, stakeholder involvement, and the performance of institutional structures. The research covers various policy domains including nature conservation, spatial planning, and tourism development and has been carried out in a different countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, United States, Romania and Georgia.

Keywords

  • JA Political science (General)
  • Adaptive Governance
  • Evolutionary Governance Theory
  • Institutional change
  • Spatial planning
  • Land use planning
  • nature conservation
  • Natura 2000
  • natural resource management
  • participation
  • power

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Research Output

Analysing institutional change in environmental governance: exploring the concept of 'institutional work'

Beunen, R. & Patterson, J. J., 2 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 62, 1, p. 12-29 18 p.

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A new role for citizens’ initiatives: the difficulties in co-creating institutional change in urban planning

Bisschops, S. & Beunen, R., 2 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 62, 1, p. 72-87 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • Herijken van de discussie over stikstof: Opinie

    Beunen, R., Nov 2019, In : Bionieuws. 2019, 19 - 30 November, p. 13 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

    Institutional work in environmental governance

    Patterson, J. J. & Beunen, R., 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 62, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access

    Planning strategies for dealing with population decline: Experiences from the Netherlands

    Beunen, R., Meijer, M. & de Vries, J. R., 18 Nov 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 104107.

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    Activities

    Evolution of Dutch Nature Conservation Policy

    Raoul Beunen (Speaker)
    20 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic

    Workshop 1 Imaginaries of the Future City

    Marjolein van Herten (Organiser), Paquita Perez Salgado (Participant / Attendee), Lilian Lechner (Participant / Attendee), Jilt Jorritsma (Participant / Attendee), Marieke Winkler (Organiser), Brigitte Adriaensen (Participant / Attendee), Raoul Beunen (Participant / Attendee), Stefan Dekker (Participant / Attendee), Dave Huitema (Participant / Attendee), Andries Hof (Participant / Attendee)
    29 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in OR organising an eventAcademic

    Between rhetoric and reality: the implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives in the Netherlands

    Raoul Beunen (Speaker)
    6 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkAcademic

    Position paper Spoedwet aanpak stikstof

    Raoul Beunen (Consultant / Advisor)
    2 Dec 2019

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy / AdvicePopular

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    Laveren in het landschap van mooi woorden. Strategieën voor het beschermen van natuur en landschap

    Raoul Beunen (Speaker)
    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular

    Press / Media

    NATUUR VERLIEST VAN ECONOMISCHE WINST

    Raoul Beunen

    16/05/18

    1 Media contribution

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    De noodzaak van een natuurgolfbaan op Terschelling

    Raoul Beunen

    1/01/17

    1 Media contribution

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    allowing urban development near protected areas

    Raoul Beunen

    8/04/16

    1 Media contribution

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