Dr Jeroen van der Heijden

Research Fellow
School of Regulation and Global Governance

Professor Jeroen van der Heijden is the inaugural Chair of Regulatory Practice at the School of Governance, University of Wellington, New Zealand (School of Government) and Honorary Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance, the Australian National University, Australia.

He works at the intersection of regulation and governance, with a specific interest in regulatory stewardship and dynamic governance regimes. The Chair's research aims to help to find suitable local, national and international governance responses to some of the most pressing challenges of our time: urbanization, climate change, resource depletion, and growing inequalities across the world population.

Since 2011, Professor van der Heijden has lead three large-scale international comparative research projects on urban climate governance, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Australian Research Council. He will continue this research track as part of the Chair's work. Jeroen has published widely on regulation and governance, including urban climate governance, including six books and more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His CV is available here: http://jeroenvanderheijden.net/Jeroen_van_der_Heijden_CV_and_publications.pdf

Whilst at the ANU, Professor van der Heijden maintained a blog on urban climate governance (http://urbansustainabilityresilience.wordpress.com/) and at the University of Wellington, he maintains a blog on regulation and governance (https://regulatoryfrontlines.wordpress.com/).

Research interests

Areas of interest:
  • Regulation and governance
  • Regulatory regimes (command and control, hybrids and voluntarism)
  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Voluntary environmental programs

Empirical focus

  • Governance for urban sustainability
  • Governance for urban resilience
  • Climate change and environmental policies

Methodological interest:

  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Comparative method (and how to strengthen it)
  • Please note: the below list are academic (peer reviewed) publications only. For a full overview see: http://www.jeroenvanderheijden.net/Jeroen_van_der_Heijden_CV_and_publica...
  • van der Heijden, J & ten Heuvelhof, E 2013, 'Coping with mandated public participation: The case of implementing the EU Water Framework Directive in the Netherlands', Perspectives on European Policy and Society, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 403-417.
  • van der Heijden, J 2013, ‘Governing Governance’: zware kost in een Jip-en-Janneke-jasje' (Governing Governance: Serious theorizing presented lightly). Bestuurskunde, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 83-88. (in Dutch)
  • Broekhans, B, van der Heijden, J & ten Heuvelhof, E 2010, 'Convergerende planning en ontkoppeling van beleid: mag het een onsje meer zijn?' (The Dutch implementation process of the EU Water Framework Directive), in: Van der Arend, S. et. al., Tien Jaar Ervaring met de Europese Kaderrichtlijn Water (Implementing the European Water Framework Directive: Ten Years After), pp. 91-100.
  • de Jong, J & van der Heijden, J 2010, 'Vernieuwing door samenwerking. Over het betrekken van private partijen bij het handhaven van publiekrechterlijke bouwregelgeving' (On private sector involvement in the enforcement of public building regulations), in: Chao-Duivis, M. et.al., Alleen Samen (Only in Collaboration), The Hague: Stichting Instituut voor Bouwrecht, pp. 57-66.
  • van der Heijden, J, Broekhans, B & ten Heuvelhof, E 2010, 'Verwachtingsmanagement in de kolommenstructuur: In de polder domineerde de vraag: mag het een onsje minder?' (Expectations in implementing the EU Water Framework Directive), in: Van der Arend, S. et. al., Tien Jaar Ervaring met de Europese Kaderrichtlijn Water (Implementing the European Water Framework Directive: Ten Years After), The Hague: Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Management, pp. 81-90.
  • Van der Heijden, J. (2010). Publiek toezicht op private regels. (Understanding the outcomes of privatised enforcement). Toezicht (Dutch Journal of Regulatory Enforcement) 1 (1), 21-45 (in Dutch)
  • van der Heijden, J 2009, Building regulatory enforcement regimes. Comparative analysis of private sector involvement in the enforcement of public building regulations. Amsterdam/Delft: IOS Press/Delft University Press.
  • van der Heijden, J 2009, De voor- en nadelen van privatisering van het bouwtoezicht. (The pros and cons of private sector building control) The Hague: Stichting Instituut voor Bouwrecht.
  • van der Heijden, J 2008, Competitive Enforcement. Comparative analysis of Australian building regulatory enforcement regimes. Amsterdam/Delft: IOS Press/Delft University Press.
  • Van der Heijden, J. (2008). Privaat wat kan, publiek wat moet? Een kritische beschouwing van een ruim geformuleerde sturingsfilosofie. (A critical perspective on Dutch construction policy) Tijdschrift voor bouwrecht (Dutch Journal of Law in the Built Environment), 2008-175, 926-932 (in Dutch)