Public Administration

Kevin Downey

Dr.Naim Laeni
Address: Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan, Bangkok 10200
Telephone: 02-613-2316
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Expertise and
research interest:


research Publications:

Ph.D. in Spatial Planning and Environment (2021), University of Groningen, the Netherlands
M.Sc. in Spatial Sciences (Research) (2017), University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Bachelor of Political Science (Politics and International Relations) First Class Honors, Thammasat University (2014)

The European Union Erasmus Mundus
Ubbo Emmius Ph.D. Scholarship, The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science (OCW), the Government of the Netherlands

Water Management and Environmental Policy
Spatial Planning and Policy
Institutional Design and Analysis
Interpretative Approach to Policy Study
Policy Transfer and Translation

Book chapter

Laeni, N., Ovink, H., Busscher, T., Handayani, W., & Brink, van den, M. (2021). A transformative process for urban climate resilience: The case of Water as Leverage Resilient Cities Asia in Semarang, Indonesia. In R. De Graaf-van Dinther (Ed.), Climate resilient urban areas: Governance, design and development in coastal delta cities (pp. 155-173). (Palgrave Studies in Climate Resilient Societies). Palgrave MacMillan.

Journal articles

Laeni, N., van den Brink, M.A., & Arts, J. (2021). Institutional Conditions for Inclusive, Flood Resilient Urban Deltas: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Two International Resilience Programs in Southeast Asia. Water, 13(18), 2478.

Laeni, N., van den Brink, M.A., Busscher, T., Ovink, H., & Arts, J. (2020). Building Local Institutional Capacities for Urban Flood Adaptation: Lessons from the Water as Leverage Program in Semarang, Indonesia. Sustainability, 12(23), 10104.

Laeni, N., van den Brink, M. A., Trell, E. M., & Arts, E. J. M. M. (2020). Going Dutch in the Mekong Delta: a framing perspective on water policy translation. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1-18.

Laeni, N., van den Brink, M.A., & Arts, J. (2019). Is Bangkok becoming more resilient to flooding? A framing analysis of Bangkok's flood resilience policy combining insights from both insiders and outsiders. Cities, 90, 157-167.