Ed Challies

Senior LecturerEd Challies

Water Management and Policy
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 419
Internal Phone: 92545

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how communities and groups collectively decide on the distribution of environmental goods and bads in society. This entails examining a variety of processes and arrangements for participatory and collaborative environmental governance, with a view to understanding the extent to which they are (a) effective in terms of securing or advancing social and environmental sustainability, and (b) democratically legitimate in terms of procedural and distributional justice. While my work is primarily focused on water governance, I am also interested in environmental politics and governance more broadly. I research collaborative environmental governance in diverse settings, and across scales, from the governance of global flows and networks, to grassroots community initiatives and local projects.

Recent Publications

  • Challies E. and Tadaki M. (2022) New horizons in the politics of water governance. New Zealand Geographer 78(1): 3-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nzg.12332.
  • Cotta B., Coenen J., Challies E., Newig J., Lenschow A. and Schilling-Vacaflor A. (2022) Environmental governance in globally telecoupled systems: Mapping the terrain towards an integrated research agenda. Earth System Governance 13 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2022.100142.
  • Jager NW., Newig J., Challies E., Kochskämper E. and von Wehrden H. (2022) Case study meta-analysis in the social sciences. Insights on data quality and reliability from a large-N case survey. Research Synthesis Methods 13(1): 12-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1514.
  • Sinner J., Tadaki M., Challies E., Kilvington M., Tane P. and Robb CA. (2022) Crafting Collective Management Institutions in Messy Real-World Settings: A Call for Action Research. International Journal of the Commons 16(1): 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1145.
  • Coenen J., Bager S., Meyfroidt P., Newig J. and Challies E. (2021) Environmental Governance of China's Belt and Road Initiative. Environmental Policy and Governance 31(1): 3-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eet.1901.