INOGOV International Spring School

Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?

28 – 31st March 2017, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Deadline for applications – 13th November 2016

We are pleased to announce the call for applications is now open for the first INOGOV Spring School. This spring school is aimed at Early Career Researchers (i.e. PhD students, Research Masters students, and researchers that have obtained their PhD <7 years ago), with an interest in developing expertise around climate change policy and governance. There is no fee for the spring school and reasonable funding will be available to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

The spring school will cover topics including:

  • characteristics of polycentric climate governance
  • concepts of governance innovation, transition and transformation
  • conceptual frameworks surrounding the notion of governance interventions (e.g. policy entrepreneurs, experiments)
  • conceptual frameworks to explain the diffusion of governance inventions (e.g. drivers, barriers)
  • conceptual frameworks to evaluate governance innovations
  • data and research methods for studying polycentricity and innovations in climate governance
  • political power and knowledge
  • systemic factors e.g. equity, legitimacy, accountability


Please direct any questions about your application to Dr Angela Oels (NL Open University) at


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