Dr Josephine van Zeben is a Career Development Fellow at Worcester College and Tutor in EU and Public Law. She has also been a Lecturer at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland) where she teaches Environmental Regulation since 2012. Dr van Zeben studied law at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Amsterdam and Harvard University and holds a degree in Social Sciences from Utrecht University (University College). Before coming to Oxford, she received funding for a post-doctoral research project at the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.

Her research interests centre on models of multi-level governance and their functioning. Within this broader framework, past work has focussed on climate change mitigation efforts within the European Union, particularly the EU ETS (CUP, 2014). Alongside this on-going research, Dr van Zeben has recently started on a new research agenda focussing more closely on the role of sub-national authority within European multi-level governance – specifically the legal place for cities within the EU and the implications for citizenship and identity.


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