Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (MATISSE)

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Provided a systematic and structured overview and critique of current assessment-related tools
Analysed how such tools are actually being used by stakeholders in policy-making, identifying institutional capacities and likely future use of such tools, through elite interviews with senior policy officials and other stakeholders, and document analysis [Note this refers to the work package led by UEA only]


Turnpenny, J.; Radaelli, C.; Jordan, A.; Jacob, K. (2009) The policy and politics of policy appraisal: Emerging trends and new directions. Journal of European Public Policy 16(4), pp. 640-653
Hertin, J.; Turnpenny, J.; Jordan, A.; Nilsson, M.; Russel, D; Nykvist, B. (2009) Rationalising the policy mess? Ex ante assessment and the utilisation of knowledge in the policy process. Environment & Planning A 41 (5), pp. 1185 – 1200
Russel, D.J.; Turnpenny, J.R. (2009) The Politics of Sustainable Development in UK Government: What Role for Integrated Policy Appraisal? Environment & Planning C 27 , pp. 340-354
Nilsson, M; Jordan, A.; Turnpenny, J.; Hertin, J.; Nykvist, B.; Russel, D. (2008) The use and non-use of policy appraisal in public policy making: an analysis of three European countries and the European Union. Policy Sciences 41(4), pp. 335–355
Turnpenny, J.; Nilsson, M.; Russel, D.; Jordan, A. Hertin, J., Nykvist, B. (2008) Why is integrating policy assessment so hard? A comparative analysis of the institutional capacities and constraints. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 51 (6), pp. 759-775
Turnpenny, J. (2008) ‘“Are we nearly there yet?” Lessons for integrated sustainability assessment from EU environmental policy-making’, Int. J. Innovation and Sustainable Development 3(1/2), pp.33–47.

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