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Dr David Benson

Senior Lecturer in Politics

 01326 259415

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 0.17

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am a social scientist whose research encompasses a range of issues areas at the interface between political and environmental sciences, most notably EU environmental and energy policy, comparative environmental politics and governance, and public participation in environmental decision-making.  I have published research on a diversity of subjects such as European integration, collaborative water management and the green economy.

Qualifications

2002 M.Env.Sci in Environmental Sciences (University of Southampton)
2003 MRes Environmental Research (University of East Anglia)
2007 PhD in Environmental Science (University of East Anglia) 
2014 MA in Higher Education Practice (University of East Anglia)

Career

2015 Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter
2013 Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter
2010-13 Lecturer in Environmental Politics, Policy and Governance, University of East Anglia
2010  Researcher with the Rural Economy and Land Use programme, University of East Anglia
2008-2010 Lecturer in Environmental Assessment and Management, University of East Anglia
2008 Researcher with CSERGE programme, University of East Anglia
2007-2008 Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental politics
  • Energy and climate governance
  • Green economy and green budgeting
  • Adaptive and collaborative water governance

Research projects

  • comparative climate governance and lesson drawing
  • assessing the regulatory framework for algal biomass production in the EU
  • constructing the green economy: integrating sustainability for governance?
  • adaptive capacity in integrated water resources management (IWRM)
  • collaborative catchment management
  • EU energy policy
  • policy tools development

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Lorenzoni I, Benson D, Cook H (2016). Regional re-scaling in UK adaptation governance: from agency to collaborative control in flood management? , In: Knieling, J. (ed.) Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical fundamentals and practical evidence.  Hoboken, USA, Wiley-Blackwell.
Sundaram S, Benson D, Mallick TK (2016). Solar Photovoltaic Technology Production: Potential Environmental Impacts and Implications for Governance. Abstract.
Smith LS, Porter K, Hiscock K, Benson D (eds)(2015). Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance. London, Earthscan.
Connelly J, Smith, G, Benson, D, Saunders C (2012). Politics and the Environment: from Theory to Practice, 3rd Edition.

Journal articles

Gain AK, Giupponi C, Benson D (In Press). doi.10.1080/02508060.2015.1087616 the water, energy and food (WEF) security nexus: the policy perspective of Bangladesh. Water International(2015).
Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Woodman B (2019). Policy instrument supply and demand: how the renewable electricity auction took over the world. Politics and Governance, 7 (1) Abstract.  Full text.
Donfrancesco V, Ciucci P, Salvatori V, Benson D, Andersen LW, Bassi E, Carlos Blanco J, Boitani L, Caniglia R, Canu A, et al (2019). Unravelling the Scientific Debate on How to Address Wolf-Dog Hybridization in Europe. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 7 Author URL.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Mitchell C (2019). Wipeout? Entrepreneurship, policy interaction and the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target. Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne, 41(1), 87-103. Full text.
Adelle C, Elema N, Chakauya E, Benson D (2018). Evaluating 'homegrown' research networks in Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, 114(3-4). Author URL.
Benson D, Fritsch O, Langstaff L (2018). Local flood risk management strategies in England: patterns of application. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11, S827-S837. Abstract.
Benson D, Lorenzoni I (2017). Climate change adaptation, flood risks and policy coherence in integrated water resources management in England. Regional Environmental Change, 17(7), 1921-1932. Abstract.
Fritsch O, Adelle C, Benson D (2017). The EU Water Initiative at 15: origins, processes and assessment. WATER INTERNATIONAL, 42(4), 425-442. Author URL.
Gain AK, Benson D, Rahman R, Datta DK, Rouillard JJ (2017). Tidal river management in the south west Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh: Moving towards a transdisciplinary approach?. Environmental Science and Policy, 75, 111-120. Abstract.
Cook H, Benson D, Couldrick L (2016). Partnering for bioregionalism in England: a case study of the Westcountry Rivers Trust. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.
Jager NW, Challies E, Kochskämper E, Newig J, Benson D, Blackstock K, Collins K, Ernst A, Evers M, Feichtinger J, et al (2016). Transforming European water governance? Participation and river basin management under the EU water framework directive in 13 member states. Water (Switzerland), 8(4). Abstract.
Benson D (2015). Addressing tipping points for a precarious future. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-GOVERNMENT AND POLICY, 33(1), 218-219. Author URL.
Demirbilek B, Benson D (2015). Legal europeanisation in three dimensions: Water legislation in Turkey. Journal of Water Law, 25(6), 294-307. Abstract.
Benson D, Russel D (2015). Patterns of EU Energy Policy Outputs: Incrementalism or Punctuated Equilibrium?. West European Politics, 38(1), 185-205. Abstract.  Full text.
Adelle C, Benson D, Jordan A (2015). The Role of Policy Networks in the Coordination of the European Union’s Economic and Environmental Interests: the Case of EU Mercury Policy. Journal of European Integration
Gain AK, Giupponi C, Benson D (2015). The water–energy–food (WEF) security nexus: the policy perspective of Bangladesh. Water International Abstract.
Gain AK, Giupponi C, Benson D (2015). The water–energy–food (WEF) security nexus: the policy perspective of Bangladesh. Water International, 40(5-6), 895-910. Abstract.
Benson D, Gain AK, Rouillard JJ (2015). Water governance in a comparative perspective: from IWRM to a 'nexus' approach?. Water Alternatives, 8(1), 756-773. Abstract.
Benson D, Kerry K, Malin G (2014). Algal biofuels: Impact significance and implications for EU multi-level governance. Journal of Cleaner Production, 72, 4-13. Abstract.
Vink M, Boezeman D, Cook H, Dewulf A, Termeer C (2014). Comparing deliberative governance of climate change adaptation in Dutch corporatism and British pluralism. Journal of Water and Climate Change
Rouillard JJ, Benson D, Gain AK (2014). Evaluating IWRM implementation success: are water policies in Bangladesh enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change impacts?. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 30(3), 515-527. Abstract.
Rouillard JJ, Benson D, Gain AK (2014). Evaluating IWRM implementation success: are water policies in Bangladesh enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change impacts?. International Journal of Water Resources Development
Benson D, Fritsch O, Cook H, Schmid M (2014). Evaluating participation in WFD river basin management in england and wales: Processes, communities, outputs and outcomes. Land Use Policy, 38, 213-222. Abstract.
Benson D, Lorenzoni I, Cook H (2014). Evaluating social learning in England flood risk management: an 'individual-community interaction' perspective. Environmental Science and Policy Abstract.
Benson D, Lorenzoni I (2014). Examining the scope for national lesson-drawing on climate governance. Political Quarterly, 85(2), 202-211. Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2014). Explaining Task Allocation in the EU: 'Retooling' Federalism for Comparative Analysis. Journal of Common Market Studies
Benson D, Jordan A (2014). Explaining task allocation in the EU: 'Retooling' federalism for comparative analysis. Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(4), 794-809. Abstract.
Russel DJ, Benson D (2014). Green budgeting in an age of austerity: a transatlantic comparative perspective. Environmental Politics, 23(2), 243-262. Full text.
Benson DI, Xie L (2014). Lessons for sustainable development from the UNs global desertification regime. E-International relations
Lorenzoni I, Benson D (2014). Radical institutional change in environmental governance: Explaining the origins of the UK Climate Change Act 2008 through discursive and streams perspectives. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS, 29, 10-21. Author URL.
Maclean IM, Inger R, Booth CG, Embling CB, Grecian WJ, Heymans JJ, Plummer K, Shackshaft M, Sparling C, Wilson B, et al (2014). Resolving issues with environmental impact assessment of marine renewable energy installations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1(75). Full text.
Lugo C, Jordan A, Benson D (2014). The role of problem and process factors in creating effective transboundary water regimes: the case of the Lake Victoria basin, East Africa. International Journal of Water, 8(2), 219-240. Abstract.
Gain A, Rouillard J, Benson D (2013). Can Integrated Water Resources Management increase adaptive capacity to climate change adaptation? a critical review. Journal of Water Resource and Protection(4A), 11-20.
Benson D, Jordan A, Cook H, Smith L (2013). Collaborative environmental governance: Are watershed partnerships swimming or are they sinking?. Land Use Policy, 30(1), 748-757. Abstract.
Jordan A, Benson D, Wurzel R, Zito A (2013). Environmental Policy: Governing by Multiple Policy Instruments?.  Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A, Smith L (2013). Is environmental management really more collaborative? a comparative analysis of putative 'paradigm shifts' in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Environment and Planning A, 45(7), 1695-1712. Abstract.
Cook H, Benson D, Inman A, Jordan A, Smith L (2012). Catchment management groups in England and Wales: Extent, roles and influences. Water and Environment Journal, 26(1), 47-55. Abstract.
Benson D, Adelle C (2012). EU environmental policy after the Lisbon treaty. , 32-48.
Jordan A, Benson D, Wurzel RKW, Zito A (2012). Governing with multiple policy instruments?. , 309-325.
Benson D, Jordan A (2012). Policy Transfer Research: Still Evolving, Not Yet Through?. Political Studies Review, 10(3), 333-338.
Benson D, Jordan A (2011). Exploring the tool-kit of European integration theory: What role for cooperative federalism?. Journal of European Integration, 33(1), 1-17. Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2011). What have we learned from policy transfer research? Dolowitz and Marsh revisited. Political Studies Review, 9(3), 366-378. Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2010). European Union environmental policy after the Lisbon Treaty: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?. Environmental Politics, 19(3), 468-474.
Benson D, Jordan A (2010). The scaling of water governance tasks: a comparative federal analysis of the European Union and Australia. Environmental Management, 46(1), 7-16. Abstract.
Benson D (2009). Review article: Constraints on policy transfer. Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment(1), 1-18. Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2008). A grand bargain or an "incomplete contract"? European Union environmental policy after the Lisbon Treaty. European Energy and Environmental Law Review, 17(5), 280-290. Abstract.
Wilkinson D, Benson D, Jordan A (2008). Green budgeting. , 70-92.
Benson D, Jordan A (2008). Understanding task allocation in the European Union: Exploring the value of federal theory. Journal of European Public Policy, 15(1), 78-97. Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2004). Sustainability appraisal in local land-use planning: Patterns of current performance. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 47(2), 269-286. Abstract.

Chapters

Benson DI (In Press). Government. In Rowe D, Gentile D, Link T (Eds.) Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices, Macmillan.
Lorenzoni I, Benson D, Cook H (2016). Regional rescaling in adaptation governance: from agency to collaborative control in flood management in England?. In  (Ed) Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence, 209-221.  Abstract.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). Conclusions and future challenges. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management:. Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Benson DI, Jordan A (2015). Environmental Policy. In  (Ed) International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behaviour Sciences, Oxford: Elsevier.
Benson D, Jordan A (2015). Environmental Policy: Protection and Regulation. In  (Ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, 778-783.  Abstract.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). Getting Things Done and Getting Results. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management:. Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Hiscock K, Porter K, Krueger T, Benson DI (2015). Getting informed: tools and approaches for assessment, planning and management. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). Getting started: partnerships, collaboration, participation and the role of law. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Benson DI, Hiscock K (2015). Groundwater protection programmes in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith L, Benson D, Tarte D (2015). Healthy waterways, south east Queensland, Australia. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, 100-126.
Smith LS, Benson D, Porter K (2015). Key questions about catchment management. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Benson D, Tarte D (2015). The South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership, Australia. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). The challenge of protecting water resources: an introduction and the purposes of this book. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Jordan A, Turnpenny J, Benson D, Rayner T (2015). The tools of policy formulation: an introduction. In Jordan A, Turnpenny J (Eds.) The Tools of Policy Formulation: Actors, Capacities, Venues and Effects, Edward Elgar Publisihing.
Adelle C, Benson D, Jordan A (2015). ‘European Union’, in P. Pattberg and F. Zelli (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. In Pattberg P, Zelli F (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Politics and Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Cook H, Benson D, Inman A (2014). Partnering for success in the UK: the West Country Rivers Trust. In Huitema D, Meijerink S (Eds.) The politics of river basin organisations: coalitions, industrial design choices and consequences, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Benson DI, Jordan A (2014). Subsidiarity as a 'scaling device' in environmental governance: the case of the European Union. In Meadowcroft J, Weibust I (Eds.) Multilevel Environmental Governance: Managing Water and Climate Change in Europe and North Americas, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Jordan A, Benson D, Wurzel R, Zito A (2012). Policy Instruments in Practice. In  (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society.  Abstract.

Conferences

Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2018). Strange bedfellows: the role of European interest groups in EU governance. UACES Annual Conference. 2nd - 5th Sep 2018.

Reports

Benson D, Lorenzoni I, Langstaff L (2015). An analysis of actor collaboration in the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees.
Benson DI, Lorenzoni I, Langstaff L (2015). An analysis of actor collaboration in the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees - Policy Note.
Benson D, Xie L (2014). Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime. www.e-ir.info.

Publications by year


In Press

Benson DI (In Press). Government. In Rowe D, Gentile D, Link T (Eds.) Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices, Macmillan.
Gain AK, Giupponi C, Benson D (In Press). doi.10.1080/02508060.2015.1087616 the water, energy and food (WEF) security nexus: the policy perspective of Bangladesh. Water International(2015).

2019

Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2019). Ideas, coalitions and compromise: reinterpreting EU-ETS lobbying through discursive institutionalism. Journal of European Public Policy Abstract.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Woodman B (2019). Policy instrument supply and demand: how the renewable electricity auction took over the world. Politics and Governance, 7 (1) Abstract.  Full text.
Donfrancesco V, Ciucci P, Salvatori V, Benson D, Andersen LW, Bassi E, Carlos Blanco J, Boitani L, Caniglia R, Canu A, et al (2019). Unravelling the Scientific Debate on How to Address Wolf-Dog Hybridization in Europe. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 7 Author URL.  Full text.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Benson D, Mitchell C (2019). Wipeout? Entrepreneurship, policy interaction and the EU’s 2030 renewable energy target. Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne, 41(1), 87-103. Full text.

2018

Adelle C, Elema N, Chakauya E, Benson D (2018). Evaluating 'homegrown' research networks in Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, 114(3-4). Author URL.
Benson D, Fritsch O, Langstaff L (2018). Local flood risk management strategies in England: patterns of application. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11, S827-S837. Abstract.
Fitch-Roy OWF, Fairbrass J, Benson D (2018). Strange bedfellows: the role of European interest groups in EU governance. UACES Annual Conference. 2nd - 5th Sep 2018.

2017

Benson D, Lorenzoni I (2017). Climate change adaptation, flood risks and policy coherence in integrated water resources management in England. Regional Environmental Change, 17(7), 1921-1932. Abstract.
Fitch-Roy OWF (2017). Negotiating the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework: agendas, ideas and European interest groups.  Abstract.
Fritsch O, Adelle C, Benson D (2017). The EU Water Initiative at 15: origins, processes and assessment. WATER INTERNATIONAL, 42(4), 425-442. Author URL.
Gain AK, Benson D, Rahman R, Datta DK, Rouillard JJ (2017). Tidal river management in the south west Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh: Moving towards a transdisciplinary approach?. Environmental Science and Policy, 75, 111-120. Abstract.

2016

Cook H, Benson D, Couldrick L (2016). Partnering for bioregionalism in England: a case study of the Westcountry Rivers Trust. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.
Lorenzoni I, Benson D, Cook H (2016). Regional re-scaling in UK adaptation governance: from agency to collaborative control in flood management? , In: Knieling, J. (ed.) Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical fundamentals and practical evidence.  Hoboken, USA, Wiley-Blackwell.
Lorenzoni I, Benson D, Cook H (2016). Regional rescaling in adaptation governance: from agency to collaborative control in flood management in England?. In  (Ed) Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions: Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence, 209-221.  Abstract.
Sundaram S, Benson D, Mallick TK (2016). Solar Photovoltaic Technology Production: Potential Environmental Impacts and Implications for Governance. Abstract.
Jager NW, Challies E, Kochskämper E, Newig J, Benson D, Blackstock K, Collins K, Ernst A, Evers M, Feichtinger J, et al (2016). Transforming European water governance? Participation and river basin management under the EU water framework directive in 13 member states. Water (Switzerland), 8(4). Abstract.

2015

Benson D (2015). Addressing tipping points for a precarious future. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C-GOVERNMENT AND POLICY, 33(1), 218-219. Author URL.
Benson D, Lorenzoni I, Langstaff L (2015). An analysis of actor collaboration in the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees.
Benson DI, Lorenzoni I, Langstaff L (2015). An analysis of actor collaboration in the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees - Policy Note.
Smith LS, Porter K, Hiscock K, Benson D (eds)(2015). Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance. London, Earthscan.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). Conclusions and future challenges. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management:. Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Benson DI, Jordan A (2015). Environmental Policy. In  (Ed) International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behaviour Sciences, Oxford: Elsevier.
Benson D, Jordan A (2015). Environmental Policy: Protection and Regulation. In  (Ed) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition, 778-783.  Abstract.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). Getting Things Done and Getting Results. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management:. Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Hiscock K, Porter K, Krueger T, Benson DI (2015). Getting informed: tools and approaches for assessment, planning and management. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). Getting started: partnerships, collaboration, participation and the role of law. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Benson DI, Hiscock K (2015). Groundwater protection programmes in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith L, Benson D, Tarte D (2015). Healthy waterways, south east Queensland, Australia. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, 100-126.
Smith LS, Benson D, Porter K (2015). Key questions about catchment management. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Demirbilek B, Benson D (2015). Legal europeanisation in three dimensions: Water legislation in Turkey. Journal of Water Law, 25(6), 294-307. Abstract.
Benson D, Russel D (2015). Patterns of EU Energy Policy Outputs: Incrementalism or Punctuated Equilibrium?. West European Politics, 38(1), 185-205. Abstract.  Full text.
Adelle C, Benson D, Jordan A (2015). The Role of Policy Networks in the Coordination of the European Union’s Economic and Environmental Interests: the Case of EU Mercury Policy. Journal of European Integration
Smith LS, Benson D, Tarte D (2015). The South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership, Australia. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Smith LS, Porter K, Benson D (2015). The challenge of protecting water resources: an introduction and the purposes of this book. In  (Ed) Catchment and River Basin Management: Integrating Science and Governance, London: Earthscan.
Jordan A, Turnpenny J, Benson D, Rayner T (2015). The tools of policy formulation: an introduction. In Jordan A, Turnpenny J (Eds.) The Tools of Policy Formulation: Actors, Capacities, Venues and Effects, Edward Elgar Publisihing.
Gain AK, Giupponi C, Benson D (2015). The water–energy–food (WEF) security nexus: the policy perspective of Bangladesh. Water International Abstract.
Gain AK, Giupponi C, Benson D (2015). The water–energy–food (WEF) security nexus: the policy perspective of Bangladesh. Water International, 40(5-6), 895-910. Abstract.
Benson D, Gain AK, Rouillard JJ (2015). Water governance in a comparative perspective: from IWRM to a 'nexus' approach?. Water Alternatives, 8(1), 756-773. Abstract.
Adelle C, Benson D, Jordan A (2015). ‘European Union’, in P. Pattberg and F. Zelli (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. In Pattberg P, Zelli F (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Politics and Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

2014

Benson D, Kerry K, Malin G (2014). Algal biofuels: Impact significance and implications for EU multi-level governance. Journal of Cleaner Production, 72, 4-13. Abstract.
Vink M, Boezeman D, Cook H, Dewulf A, Termeer C (2014). Comparing deliberative governance of climate change adaptation in Dutch corporatism and British pluralism. Journal of Water and Climate Change
Rouillard JJ, Benson D, Gain AK (2014). Evaluating IWRM implementation success: are water policies in Bangladesh enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change impacts?. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 30(3), 515-527. Abstract.
Rouillard JJ, Benson D, Gain AK (2014). Evaluating IWRM implementation success: are water policies in Bangladesh enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change impacts?. International Journal of Water Resources Development
Benson D, Fritsch O, Cook H, Schmid M (2014). Evaluating participation in WFD river basin management in england and wales: Processes, communities, outputs and outcomes. Land Use Policy, 38, 213-222. Abstract.
Benson D, Lorenzoni I, Cook H (2014). Evaluating social learning in England flood risk management: an 'individual-community interaction' perspective. Environmental Science and Policy Abstract.
Benson D, Lorenzoni I (2014). Examining the scope for national lesson-drawing on climate governance. Political Quarterly, 85(2), 202-211. Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2014). Explaining Task Allocation in the EU: 'Retooling' Federalism for Comparative Analysis. Journal of Common Market Studies
Benson D, Jordan A (2014). Explaining task allocation in the EU: 'Retooling' federalism for comparative analysis. Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(4), 794-809. Abstract.
Russel DJ, Benson D (2014). Green budgeting in an age of austerity: a transatlantic comparative perspective. Environmental Politics, 23(2), 243-262. Full text.
Benson D, Xie L (2014). Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime. www.e-ir.info.
Benson DI, Xie L (2014). Lessons for sustainable development from the UNs global desertification regime. E-International relations
Cook H, Benson D, Inman A (2014). Partnering for success in the UK: the West Country Rivers Trust. In Huitema D, Meijerink S (Eds.) The politics of river basin organisations: coalitions, industrial design choices and consequences, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Lorenzoni I, Benson D (2014). Radical institutional change in environmental governance: Explaining the origins of the UK Climate Change Act 2008 through discursive and streams perspectives. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS, 29, 10-21. Author URL.
Maclean IM, Inger R, Booth CG, Embling CB, Grecian WJ, Heymans JJ, Plummer K, Shackshaft M, Sparling C, Wilson B, et al (2014). Resolving issues with environmental impact assessment of marine renewable energy installations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1(75). Full text.
Benson DI, Jordan A (2014). Subsidiarity as a 'scaling device' in environmental governance: the case of the European Union. In Meadowcroft J, Weibust I (Eds.) Multilevel Environmental Governance: Managing Water and Climate Change in Europe and North Americas, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Lugo C, Jordan A, Benson D (2014). The role of problem and process factors in creating effective transboundary water regimes: the case of the Lake Victoria basin, East Africa. International Journal of Water, 8(2), 219-240. Abstract.

2013

Gain A, Rouillard J, Benson D (2013). Can Integrated Water Resources Management increase adaptive capacity to climate change adaptation? a critical review. Journal of Water Resource and Protection(4A), 11-20.
Benson D, Jordan A, Cook H, Smith L (2013). Collaborative environmental governance: Are watershed partnerships swimming or are they sinking?. Land Use Policy, 30(1), 748-757. Abstract.
Jordan A, Benson D, Wurzel R, Zito A (2013). Environmental Policy: Governing by Multiple Policy Instruments?.  Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A, Smith L (2013). Is environmental management really more collaborative? a comparative analysis of putative 'paradigm shifts' in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Environment and Planning A, 45(7), 1695-1712. Abstract.

2012

Cook H, Benson D, Inman A, Jordan A, Smith L (2012). Catchment management groups in England and Wales: Extent, roles and influences. Water and Environment Journal, 26(1), 47-55. Abstract.
Benson D, Adelle C (2012). EU environmental policy after the Lisbon treaty. , 32-48.
Jordan A, Benson D, Wurzel RKW, Zito A (2012). Governing with multiple policy instruments?. , 309-325.
Jordan A, Benson D, Wurzel R, Zito A (2012). Policy Instruments in Practice. In  (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society.  Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2012). Policy Transfer Research: Still Evolving, Not Yet Through?. Political Studies Review, 10(3), 333-338.
Connelly J, Smith, G, Benson, D, Saunders C (2012). Politics and the Environment: from Theory to Practice, 3rd Edition.

2011

Benson D, Jordan A (2011). Exploring the tool-kit of European integration theory: What role for cooperative federalism?. Journal of European Integration, 33(1), 1-17. Abstract.
Benson D, Jordan A (2011). What have we learned from policy transfer research? Dolowitz and Marsh revisited. Political Studies Review, 9(3), 366-378. Abstract.

2010

Benson D, Jordan A (2010). European Union environmental policy after the Lisbon Treaty: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?. Environmental Politics, 19(3), 468-474.
Benson D, Jordan A (2010). The scaling of water governance tasks: a comparative federal analysis of the European Union and Australia. Environmental Management, 46(1), 7-16. Abstract.

2009

Benson D (2009). Review article: Constraints on policy transfer. Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment(1), 1-18. Abstract.

2008

Benson D, Jordan A (2008). A grand bargain or an "incomplete contract"? European Union environmental policy after the Lisbon Treaty. European Energy and Environmental Law Review, 17(5), 280-290. Abstract.
Wilkinson D, Benson D, Jordan A (2008). Green budgeting. , 70-92.
Benson D, Jordan A (2008). Understanding task allocation in the European Union: Exploring the value of federal theory. Journal of European Public Policy, 15(1), 78-97. Abstract.

2004

Benson D, Jordan A (2004). Sustainability appraisal in local land-use planning: Patterns of current performance. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 47(2), 269-286. Abstract.

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