Nathalie Berny's research revolves around the logic of collective action (mobilisation and representation of collective causes through organisations) in the field of environmental policies and beyond. She has extended her initial interest for advocacy organisations’ strategies to the topics of participatory/ deliberative democracy as well as to policy change. Comparison of organisations or institutional arrangements is the common thread of her different works on France, the United-Kingdom and the European Union.
(2021) with A. Gravey and A. Thomas, 'Les turbulences du Brexit: légitimité démocratique, gouvernance et action publique', Politique européenne, 2021 n° 73(3), 8-30.
(2021) ‘‘Interest groups’’, with Brendan Moore, in Jordan A. & V. Gravey, Environmental Policies in the EU. Actors, Institutions and Processes, Routledge, 4e édition.
(2019) Défendre la cause de l'environnement. Une approche organisationnelle. Presses universitaires de Rennes (Respublica).
(2019) With Ellen Clarke, ‘NGOs and the Grassroots’, in Routledge Companion
(2018) “The restoration of biodiversity in France : from words to deeds”, in Charlotte Burns, Paul Tobin and Sebastian Sewerin (eds), The Global Economic Crisis and European Environmental Policy, Oxford University Press. (under press)
(2019) Environmental NGOs in times of change’’, Political Science Association Environment Workshop ‘Activism and Academia in the Age of Environmental Breakdown’, Nottingham-Trent University, Nottingham, 20 September.
(2017) With V. Gravey, “Remain or Abstain? How Did UK Environmental NGOs Engage with the Bright Side of the EU”, Centre of European Studies Conference, Glasgow, 12-14 July.
(2016) “Times of Change, Times for Change: The Environmental NGOs in the Brussels Bubble”, International Sociological Association 3rd forum, Pannel Environmental Movements in the Age of Climate Change, 10-14 July 2016, Vienne.
Organisation of seminars
(2019) European and British Public policy caught in the Brexit turbulence, Congrès de l’Association française de science politique, Bordeaux, 3-7 July 2019. (With Viviane Gravey)
(2017) Anglo-French Collaboration in the Nuclear Sector: The Human, Social and Ethical Dimensions, (Post-) Graduate seminar, Maison Française d’Oxford, Monday 15 May. (Member of the organisation committee)
(2016) How has the EU shaped the environment in the UK? Assessment and perspectives after the 23 June, TORCH, Oxford, Tuesday 14 June.
(2016) The NGOs at crossroads: critical choices in response to environmental challenges, Maison française d’Oxford & The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, University of Oxford, 13-14 June (with Chris Rootes, Kent University)
(2015) Learning from the Past: the NGOs at a crossroads, Maison française d’Oxford & The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, University of Oxford, 13-14 June. (With Chris Rootes, Kent University)
(2015) The governance of Biodiversity, Maison française d’Oxford and the Faculty of History, Oxford University, 6 March (with Fabien Girard and Laurent Châtel, Maison française d’Oxford).