Meuleman, L., 2018 (20 August). Metagovernance and Sustainability: A Framework for Implementing the SDGs. London: Routledge.

Bouckaert, G., Chawdhry, U.,  Meuleman, L., Fraser-Moleketi, G., and Pizani, M., 2018. Effective governance for sustainable development: 11 principles to be put in practice. Guest article 7 August 2018. http://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/effective-governance-for-sustainable-development-11-principles-to-put-in-practice/

Monteiro, M. B., Do Rosário Partidário, M. & Meuleman, L., 2018. A comparative analysis on how different governance contexts may influence Strategic Environmental Assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 72, 79-87. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195925517304894

Meuleman, L., 2018. Promoting Policy and Institutional Coherence for the SDGs. Paper prepared for the 17th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration, New York, 23-27 April 2018. http://workspace.unpan.org/sites/Internet/Documents/UNPAN97963.pdf

Meuleman, L., 2018.  It is about time to promote policy and institutional coherence for the SDGs. Guest article, IISD. http://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/it-is-about-time-to-promote-policy-and-institutional-coherence-for-the-sdgs/


Challe, S., Christopoulos, S., Kull, M., Meuleman, Louis (2017) Steering the Poverty-Environment Nexus in Central Asia: A Metagovernance Analysis of the Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI). Development Policy Review 1467-7679http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12237


Meuleman, L., Heleen de Coninck (2016). Voorbij de vrijblijvendheid in het duurzaamheidsdebat. In: Bieckmann, F. and Sie, M. (ed.)(2016): De belofte van een ander Europa. Naar een Europese Unie van waarde, pp. 119-136. Jaarboek WBS. Amsterdam, Wiardi Beckmann Stichting / Van Gennip. http://www.vangennep-boeken.nl/boek_detail.php?id=503

Meuleman, L., Strandenaes, J.G. and Niestroy, I. (2016). From PPP to ABC: A new partnership approach for the SDGs. Guest article published on 11 October 2016 at http://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/from-ppp-to-abc-a-new-partnership-approach-for-the-sdgs/

Niestroy, I. and Meuleman, L. (2016). Teaching Silos to Dance: A Condition to Implement the SDGs. Guest article published on 21 July 2016 at http://sd.iisd.org/guest-articles/

Meuleman, L. (2016), The implementation of the EU SEA Directive: Main achievements and challenges. In: B. Sadler and J. Dusik (Eds), European and international Experience of Strategic Environmental Assessment: Recent Progress and Future Prospects, pp 57-83. 


Meuleman, L. and Niestroy, I. (2015) Common But Differentiated Governance: A Metagovernance Approach to Make the SDGs Work. Sustainability 20157, 12295-12321. Download: 

Niestroy, I. and Meuleman, L. (2015), Common But Differentiated Governance: Making the SDGs Work. Short version published online as Guest article at IISD.

Meuleman, L. (2015),Owl meets Beehive: How Impact Assessment and Governance relate. In: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 33:1, 4-15, DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2014.956436. To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2014.956436


English (UK) Meuleman, L. (2014), Governance Frameworks. Bill Freedman (ed.), Global Environmental Change,DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_59, # Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014. http://www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/304991.html

English (UK) Konrad, R., L. Meuleman and J.Parker (2014). Europe and green economy: environmental policy as part of the solution to the crisisEcoscienza. Italian original version: Le politiche ambientali come soluzione alla crisi


Meuleman, L. and R. in ‘t Veld (2013), Waarom duurzame ontwikkeling niet lukt en hoe het anders kan. In: S&D, The Hague: WBS. Online since 27.06.2013.

Meuleman, L. (2013), Governance. ‘Fastip’ on Impact Assessment and Governance, published on the website of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA).

Meuleman, L. (2013),  Metagovernance as catalyst for sustainable change in rural areas. Paper presented at the ESRS conference 29 July- 1st August 2013 in Florence, Italy.

Meuleman, L. (2013), Terra incognita: the governance dimension of impact assessment. Paper presented at the 33th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), Calgary, Canada, 13-16 May 2013.

Meuleman, L. (Ed.) (2013), Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

Meuleman, L. (2013), Cultural diversity and sustainability metagovernance. In:  L. Meuleman (Ed.) (2012), Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp  37-81.


Meuleman, L. (2012), Cognitive dissonance and evidence‐based sustainability policy-making. Paper presented at the 2012 Berlin Conference on Evidence for Sustainable Development, 5-6- October 2012.

Meuleman, L. (2012), Transgovernance: Duurzaamheidsgovernance met de blik naar buiten. Published at www.managementissues.com.


Meuleman, L. (2011), Metagoverning governance styles: broadening the public manager’s action perspective. In: Torfing, J. and Triantafillou, P. (Eds.). Interactive Policymaking, Metagovernance and Democracy. ECPR, pp 95-110.

Meuleman, L. (2011), Metagovernance. In: B. Badie, D. Berg-Schlosser and & L. Morlino (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Political Science, pp  1555-1558. Thousand Oaks, Ca.: Sage Publications Inc

Meuleman, L. (2011), Publiek Management als metagovernance. In: Karssing, E., H. Bossert and L. Meuleman (Eds.) (2011), Management in Beweging. De belangrijkste inzichten en ontwikkelingen in de publieke sectorpp 141-158. Assen: Van Gorcum.

Karssing, E., H. Bossert and L. Meuleman (Eds.) (2011), Management in Beweging. De belangrijkste inzichten en ontwikkelingen in de publieke sector. Assen: Van Gorcum.

Meuleman, L. and F. Schmidt (2011), Transgovernance – Nachhaltigkeit neu betrachtet. In: GlobalCompact Deutschland 2011, pp 54-56.


Meuleman, L. (2010), The Cultural Dimension of Metagovernance. Why Governance Doctrines May FailPublic Organization ReviewVolume 10, Number 1 / March, 2010, pp 49-70.

Meuleman, L. (2010), Metagovernance of climate politics: Moving towards more variation. Paper presented at the Unitar/Yale conference ‘Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy’ (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 17-19 September 2010).

Meuleman, L. and R.J. in ‘t Veld  (2010), Sustainable development and the governance of long-term decisions. In: In ‘t Veld, R. J. (Ed.)(2010), Knowledge Democracy. Consequences for Science, Politics, and Media, pp. 255-281. Heidelberg: Springer.

Meuleman, L. and H. Tromp (2010), The governance of usable and welcome knowledge, two perspectives. In: In ‘t Veld, R.J. (Ed.)(2010), Knowledge Democracy. Consequences for Science, Politics, and Media, pp. 214-224. Heidelberg: Springer.


English (UK) Meuleman, L. and R.J. in ‘t Veld (2009), Sustainable Development and the Governance of Long-Term Decision Making. The Hague: RMNO/EEAC.


Meuleman, L. (2008), Public management and the metagovernance of hierarchies, networks and markets. Dissertation. Heidelberg: Springer.

Meuleman, L. (2008): Reflections on metagovernance and community policing: The Utrecht case in the Netherlands and questions about the cultural transferability of governancer approaches and metagovernance. In: Bissessar (ed.)(2008), Governance And Institutional Reengineering.  Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd, pp 151-183.

De Zeeuw, A., R.J. in ’t Veld, D. van Soest, L. Meuleman and P. Hoogewoning (2008): Social Cost Benefit Analysis for Environmental Policy-Making. The Hague: RMNO.


Meuleman, L. (2007), Programmasturing: schakelen tussen netwerken, hierarchie en marktdenken. In: Programmasturing: Een tussenstand. Basisprincipes, ontwikkeling en theorie. Warnsveld: School voor Politieleiderschap.


Meuleman, L. (2006), Internal metagovernance as a new challenge for management development.Post-Bureaucratic management: a new age for public services? EFMD conference held: Aix-en-Provence, 14-16 June 2006.

Bossert, H., L. Meuleman, J. Weber and N. Zwennes (Eds.)(2006), Public Governance van theorie naar praktijk. The Hague: SDU/VOM, 185 pp.

In ‘t Veld, R.J., G. Bartels and L. Meuleman (2006), Sustainable development of tourism. Den Haag: Lemma/RMNO, 77 pp.  [Also published in a Dutch language version]

In ‘t Veld, R.J., L. Docter, A. Dijkzeul and L. Meuleman (2006), Koudwatervrees: Lessen uit het project waterketen Limburg over ketens, netwerken en processen. Den Haag: Lemma/RMNO, 52 pp.



Rijnja, G. and L. Meuleman (2004), Maken we beleid begrijpelijk of maken we begrijpelijk beleid? In: Platform Nr. 1, pp.28-43. Den Haag: Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst.

Meuleman, L. and L. Klinkers (Eds.)(2004), Kleur bekennen: Integratiebeleid, denkstijlen en bestuursstijlen. Den Haag: SDU, 83 pp.

Dijkstra, M. and L. Meuleman (2004), Naar een innovatief integratiebeleid. In: L. Meuleman and L. Klinkers (Eds.)(2004), Kleur Bekennen, pp. 11-24.


Meuleman, L. (2003), The Pegasus Principle: Reinventing a credible public sector. Utrecht: Lemma, 235 pp.

Meuleman, L. (2003), Flexibly organising governance styles. In: Meuleman/Niestroy/Hey (eds.): Environmental Governance in Europe (pp. 220-237). RMNO/EEAC. Utrecht: Lemma.

Meuleman, L., I. Niestroy and C. Hey (Eds.)(2003), Environmental Governance in Europe. Utrecht: Lemma, 235 pp..


Meuleman, L. and A. Roobeek (2002), Drie organiseerprincipes voor Leren voor Duurzaamheid: betrokkenheid, interactiviteit en een netwerkomgeving. In: B. Wijffels (Ed.) De kroon op het werk: De rol van leerprocessen in het streven naar een duurzame samenleving. Amsterdam: NCDO