Special Issue

Thematic Issue (open access) in Politics and Governance 6(4), Big Data Applications in Governance and Policy, November 2018. Co-edited with Reuben Ng (NUS, Singapore).

  • Editorial for the Special Issue: Giest, Sarah and Reuben Ng. 2018. Big Data Applications in Governance and Policy. Politics and Governance 6 (4).


Peer-reviewed journal articles 

Giest, Sarah. 2019. Making energy personal: Policy coordination challenges in UK smart meter implementation. Journal of Public Policy (doi 10.1017/ S0143814X19000163).

Giest, Sarah and Ishani Mukherjee. 2018. Behavioral instruments in renewable energy and the role of big data: A policy perspective. Energy Policy 123, 360-366.

Giest, Sarah and Nadine Raaphorst. 2018. Unravelling the hindering factors of digital public service delivery at street-level: The case of Electronic Health RecordsPolicy Design and Practice 1 (2), 141-154.

Giest, Sarah. 2018. Entrepreneurial activities in wind power implementation: Sweden's national wind coordinatorsRegional Environmental Change 18 (5), 1299–1308. 

Mukherjee, Ishani and Sarah Giest. 2017. Designing policies in uncertain contexts: Entrepreneurial capacity and the European Emission Trading SchemePublic Policy & Administration 34 (3), 262-286.

Giest, Sarah. 2017. Big Data for Policymaking: Fad or Fast Track? Policy Sciences 50 (3), 367–382. 

Giest, Sarah. 2017. Trust Dynamics in Innovation Networks: The Chicago life science clusterAdministration & Society 51 (2), 325-343.

Giest, Sarah. 2017. Big Data Analytics for mitigating carbon emissions in smart cities: Opportunities and challenges. European Planning Studies 25 (6), 941-957.

Giest, Sarah. 2016. The challenges of enhancing collaboration in life science clusters: Lessons from Chicago, Copenhagen and SingaporeScience and Public Policy 44 (2), 163-173. 

Giest, Sarah. 2016. Overcoming the Failure of ‘Silicon Somewheres’: Collective Learning in Innovation NetworksPolicy and Politics 45 (1), 39-54.

Giest, Sarah. 2015. Comparative analysis of Sweden’s wind energy policy: The evolution of ‘coordinated’ networks. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 17 (4), 393-407.

Giest, Sarah. 2015. Network capacity-building in high-tech sectors: Opening the black box of cluster facilitation policy. Public Administration 93 (2), 471–489.

Giest, Sarah. 2014. Place-based policy in climate change: Flexible and path-dependent elements. International Journal of Public Administration 37 (12), 824-834.

Giest, Sarah and Michael Howlett. 2013. Understanding the pre-conditions of commons governance: The role of network management. Environmental Science & Policy 36, 37-47.

Giest, Sarah and Michael Howlett. 2013. Comparative climate change governance: Lessons from European transnational municipal networks. Environmental Policy and Governance 23 (6), 341-353.

Giest, Sarah and Michael Howlett. 2012. Multi-level Governance and Place-Based PolicyMaking for Climate Change Adaptation: The European Experience and Lessons for British Columbia. BC Studies 176.


Books chapters

Giest, Sarah. 2019. Decision-making with algorithms, On the digital state. In: Schinkelshoek, Jan and Aalt Willem Heringa (Eds.), Groot onderhoud of kruimelwerk. Montesquieu Institute, EAN 9789462906853.

Hughes, Sara, Tozer, Laura and Sarah Giest. 2019. The Politics of Data-Driven Urban Climate Change Mitigation. In: Jeroen van der Heijden, Harriet Bulkeley, and Chiara Certomà (Eds.), Urban Climate Politics: Agency and Empowerment. Cambridge University Press, 116-134.

Galanti, Tullia and Sarah Giest. 2019. Design activation in multi-level settings. In: Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh and Altaf Virani (Eds.), Making Policies Work, First- and Second-order Mechanisms in Policy Design. Edward Elgar.

Giest, Sarah. 2018. Policy learning in times of big data analytics: The challenges of skill-based outsourcing. In: Dotti, Nicola (Ed.), Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions. Edward Elgar. 

Mans, Uli, Giest, Sarah and Thomas Baar. 2018. Can Big Data Make a Difference for Urban Management? In: Elmqvist et al. (Eds.), The Urban Planet: Knowledge towards Sustainable Cities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.218-238. (open access)

Breeman, Gerard, Giest, Sarah and Dovile Rimkute. 2017. Food security governance and the sustainability of GMOs in the United States and the European Union. In: Barling, David (Ed.), Food Security & Sustainability, Vol 2, Elsevier, pp. 165-193.

Giest, Sarah, Howlett, Michael and Ishani Mukherjee. 2014. The relevance of the academic study of public policy. In Peters, Guy, Pierre, Jon and Gerry Stoker (Eds.), The Relevance of Political Science. Palgrave Macmillan.

Hira, Anil, Giest, Sarah and Michael Howlett. 2013. Explaining the Success of Clusters: A Framework for the Study of Global Wine Industry Dynamics. In A. Hira (Ed.) What makes clusters competitive? Cases from the global wine industry. Montreal: McGillQueen’s University Press, 3-57.

Howlett, Michael and Sarah Giest. 2012. The Policy-Making Process. In James D. Wright (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences. London: Elsevier.

Howlett, Michael and Sarah Giest. 2012. The Policy-Making Process: Policy Cycles and Policy Styles. In Araral, Fritzen, Howlett, Michael, Ramesh, Wu (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Public Policy. New York: Routledge.


EU Reports

Stroetmann, K.A., Artmann, J., Stroetmann, V., Protti, D., Dumortier, J., Giest, S., Wallosek, U. and D. Whitehouse. 2011. European countries on their journey towards national eHealth infrastructures. Final European progress report. European Commission, Information Society.

This project included the publication of 33 individual country reports in collaboration with country experts, see http:// www.ehealth-strategies.eu/ for details.


Blog posts

Giest, Sarah and Ansgar Koene. Engaging with citizens online: civic apps must offer dynamic interactions in order to be truly effective. London School of Economics, Impact of Social Science Blog, January 25th, 2017. 

Giest, Sarah. The Key to Innovation. Socially Integrated Sciences Blog, March 29th, 2012. 

Giest, Sarah. Tell your Grandma about your researchSocially Integrated Sciences Blog, January 9th, 2012.