Recent studies on global governance and policy convergence suggest that transnational communication is increasingly influential in the process of domestic environmental policy-oriented learning. So far, however, there has not been a thorough empirical and conceptual examination of how this process works, nor how it differs among countries.
Sietske Veenman provides insight into how domestic institutional factors determine policy-oriented learning from transnational communication. Armed with a comprehensive conceptual framework, she has studied such learning processes in France, the Netherlands, Hungary and England, focussing on the policy fields of contaminated land and noise around airports (Schiphol, Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle and Ferihegy airports respectively).
Her work amongst others results in a specification of different types of knowledge related to types of learning, which can be used to enhance the understanding of the relationship between domestic environmental policy-oriented learning and transnational communication.
Sietske Veenman currently works as a consultant for DHV in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.