PAP-20806 Public Administration and Environmental Law


Studiepunten 6.00

Project learning15
Course coordinator(s)dr. FH Kistenkas
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. CJAM Termeer
dr. FH Kistenkas
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. CJAM Termeer
dr. FH Kistenkas

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

For FNP: RDS-10306, Social concepts and theories for forest and nature conservation.

Continuation courses:



Attending lectures is compulsory
Introduction into public administration and environmental law in a Dutch and European context. Subjects:
- principles of Dutch and European government and institutional law;
- principles of (new) public management and governance approaches;
- Dutch and European environmental law and policy (particularly the territorial dimension;
- parallel projects on spatial planning and on forest and nature conservation.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- apply both European and domestic legislation and jurisprudence as well as governance approaches and new public management principles in solving novel cases on nature conservation and spatial planning;
- analyze different actors, institutions and principles of Dutch and European governance and institutional law;
- critically evaluate colliding or concurring views in literature, policy and law on nature conservation and spatial planning interactions;
- create a link between theoretical developments in public management and governance to environmental and rural area policy and law;
- recall different governance concepts and sections of Nature Conservation Act (Nbw), Spatial Planning Act (Wro), Forest Act (Boswet), Estate and Countryside Act (Nsw), Wildlife Act (Ffw) and Wild Birds and Habitats Directives.


Lectures, workshops, parallel projects.


Written exam, project report.


Reader and F.H. Kistenkas (2008). Recht voor de groene ruimte. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Verplicht voor: BBNForest and Nature ConservationBScA: Policy and Society1MO
BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScB: Spatial Planning1MO
Verplicht voor: WUPPNBSc Minor People - Nature Interactions1MO