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Nameprof.dr. ARPJ Dewulf

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DescriptionPersonal professor
OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitPublic Administration and Policy
Phone+31 317 481 004
Secretarial phone+31 317 482 957
Phone 2+31 317 482 957
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Visiting addressHollandseweg 1
Postal addressPostbus 8130
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  • - Geen nevenwerkzaamheden
    May 2021 - Present


Art Dewulf (1975) obtained a PhD in Organisational Psychology (Leuven, 2006) and is Personal Professor of "Sensemaking and decision-making in policy processes" at the Public Administration and Policy group (Wageningen University). He studies complex problems of natural resource governance with a focus on interactive processes of sensemaking and decision-making in water and climate governance. Art Dewulf gave his inaugural lecture on "Taking meaningful decisions" on 7 February 2019. Info:

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Selected publications:

  • Dewulf, A., & Biesbroek, G. R. (2018). Nine lives of uncertainty in decision-making: strategies for dealing with uncertainty in environmental governance. Policy and Society, on-line first.
  • Dewulf, A., & Elbers, W. (2018). Power in and over Cross-Sector Partnerships: Actor Strategies for Shaping Collective Decisions. Administrative Sciences, 8(3), 43.
  • Lemos, M. C., Arnott, J. C., Ardoin, N. M., Baja, K., Bednarek, A. T., Dewulf, A., … Wyborn, C. (2018). To co-produce or not to co-produce. Nature Sustainability, 1(12), 722–724.
  • Dewulf, A., Boezeman, D., & Vink, M. (2017). Climate Change Communication in the Netherlands. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science (pp. 1–35). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dewulf, A., & Termeer, C. J. A. M. (2015). Governing the future? The potential of adaptive delta management to contribute to governance capabilities for dealing with the wicked problem of climate change adaptation. Journal of Water and Climate Change, jwc2015117. doi:10.2166/wcc.2015.117
  • Dewulf, A., Meijerink, S., & Runhaar, H. (2015). Editorial: The governance of adaptation to climate change as a multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor challenge: a European comparative perspective. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 6(1), 1–8.
  • Dewulf, A. (2013). Contrasting frames in policy debates on climate change adaptation. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 4(4), 321–330. doi:10.1002/wcc.227
  • Dewulf, A., & Bouwen, R. (2012). Issue Framing in Conversations for Change: Discursive Interaction Strategies for “Doing Differences.” The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 48(2), 168–193. doi:10.1177/0021886312438858  
  • Dewulf, A., Brugnach, M., Termeer, C. J. A. M., & Ingram, H. (2013). Bridging Knowledge Frames and Networks in Climate and Water Governance. In J. Edelenbos, N. Bressers, & P. Scholten (Eds.), Water Governance as Connective Capacity (pp. 229–247). Ashgate.  
  • Dewulf, A., Mancero, M., Cardenas, G., & Sucozhanay, D. (2011). Fragmentation and connection of frames in collaborative water governance: a case study of river catchment management in Southern Ecuador. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 77(1), 50–75.
  • Dewulf, A., Gray, B., Putnam, L., Lewicki, R., Aarts, N., Bouwen, R., & van Woerkum, C. (2009). Disentangling approaches to framing in conflict and negotiation research: A meta-paradigmatic perspective. Human Relations, 62(2), 155–193. doi:10.1177/0018726708100356

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Explore my projects at Research@WUR

Designing Innovative Policy Arrangements - Development of Sustainable Tourism - Policy Agenda Setting and Issue Framing - Integrated Water Resources Management
  • ENP-30506 - Theories on Politics and Governance
  • ENP-37306 - Water Governance: Concepts and Practices
  • PAP-30306 - Designing Innovative Governance Arrangements
  • PAP-32306 - Advanced Comparative Public Governance for Sustainability Transformations
  • PAP-50803 - Capita Selecta Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-50804 - Capita Selecta Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-50806 - Capita Selecta Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-54302 - Water policy and politics: theories and cases
  • PAP-70324 - MSc Internship Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-79324 - MSc Research Practice Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-80324 - MSc Thesis Public Administration and Policy
  • PAP-80336 - MSc Thesis Public Administration and Policy
  • WSG-33806 - Integrated Water Management
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