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Prof. Dr. Lena Partzsch

 

Chair of Sustainability Governance Lena Partzsch

Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg

Phone +49-761 203 67942
Telefax +49-761 203 3729

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Office hours: Wednesday afternoon with appointment

 

 

Research Interests   |   Courses Taught   |   Professional Experience   |   Education   |   Publications   |   Projects   

Research Interests

 

  • Environmental Governance (Water, Climate, Biofuels, Agrifood, Forestry, Mining)
  • International Politics (Global Governance, Power, Legitimacy)

 

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Courses Taught (Selection)

 

  • Transparency and Accountability in Global Supply Chains (MEG Elective)

  • Environmental Movements and NGOs (MEG Elective Module)

  • Sustainability - Power and Change (MEG Elective Module)

  • Research Skills (MEG Core Module)

 

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Professional Experience

 

Since 01/2014:

  • (Associate) Professor with the Chair of Sustainability Governance
    (Prof. Dr. Michael Pregernig), University of Freiburg

 

05/2015-06/2015:

  • Short Term Scientific Mission at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis,
    Institute for Environmental Studies, VU Amsterdam

 

2009-2013: 

  • Deputy leader research group GETIDOS (www.getidos.net), University of Greifswald

 

2007-2009:

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Economics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig; coordination of project  ‘Water 2050 – Sustainable Innovations’ (www.water2050.de)

 

2004-2007: 

  • Doctoral candidate with a scholarship from Heinrich Böll Foundation at the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Member of Ph.D. program ‘Ecology and Fairness in the World Trade Regime’,
    Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy

 

11/2005-12/2005:      

  • Visiting researcher University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape and University of Witwatersrand

 

 05/2005-07/2005:  

  • Visiting PhD candidate at Water Institutions and Management Competence Center,
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

 

2004: 

  • Parliamentary assistant to a German federal minister

 

2002-2004: 

  • Parliamentary assistant to a Member of European Parliament 
 

Education

 

01/2014:

  • Habilitation (venia legendi for political science), Institute of Political Science, University of Münster

 

04/2007:

  • Ph.D., summa cum laude, Department of Political and Social Science, Freie Universität Berlin 

 

12/2003:  

  • Diploma in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

 

06/2001:  

  • Certificate of European Studies (CEPE), Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP), Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg
 

Publications

 

Monographs

 

 Edited Volumes

 

 Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

 

 

 Non-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • 2018: Selbstverpflichtungen der Landwirtschaft - Weg aus der Krise? with Laura Kemper and Wibke Müller, Büger & Staat 4/2018, 274-279.
  • 2017: Wirtschaft und Umwelt zwischen Konflikt und Kooperation, Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 375-386
  • 2017: Wandel zu Nachhaltigkeit: Eine Frage der Macht, Positionen (33), 46-59.
  • 2016: Handys für die KriegskasseBlätter für deutsche und internationale Politik (6), 33-36
  • 2012: Wasser und Klima. Big Jump für den blauen Planeten. In: UNICEF (ed.): UNICEF-Report: Mein Recht auf Wasser, Frankfurt: Fischer, 77-87.
  • 2010: Vergleich der technologieanbietenden Länder (chapter 3) und Wasserproblemlagen der Zukunft (chapter 6). In: Kluge, T./Hansjürgens, B./Hiessl, H./Schramm, E. (ed.): Wasser 2050: Nachhaltige wasserwirtschaftliche Systemlösungen –  künftige Chancen für die deutsche Wasserwirtschaft. Schlussbericht BMBF-Projekt, Frankfurt am Main, 33-56, 119-146.
  • 2009: Social Entrepreneurship. Von Zukunftsgründern und Heldengeschichten, with J. Gebauer, M. Henkel, J. Lodemann, F. Mohaupt and R. Ziegler, Ökologisches Wirtschaften (2), 20–21 (Special Issue also available in English).
  • 2007: Öko-faire Preise im Welthandelsregime. Wasser - natürliche Ressource, Handelsware und Menschenrecht, Wuppertal Paper 167.
  • 2007: Nachhaltige innovative Wasserwirtschaft – deutsche Governance-Strukturen im internationalen Vergleich, ifo Schnelldienst 60(18), 16–26.
  • 2007: The development of biofuels within the context of the global water crisis, with S. Hughes and J. Gaskell, Sustainable Development Law & Policy 7(3), 58–62.
  • 2006: Partnerschaften – Lösung der globalen Wasserkrise?, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (25), 20–25.

 

 Book Reviews

  • 2017: Book Review - Global Strategic Engagement: States and Non-State Actors in Global Governance, London 2016, with M. Blum, Global Policy.
  • 2009: Prasad, N. (ed.): Social policy and private sector participation in water supply, New York 2008, with R. Ziegler, Environmental Values 18(2), 241–244.
  • 2009: Infrastruktur und soziale Ungleichheit oder Von der flächendeckenden Versorgung zum Infrastruktur-Ghetto, Buchanzeige, GAIA 18(4), 72.
  • 2005: Sachs, W./Santarius, T. (ed.): Fair Future. Begrenzte Ressourcen und globale Gerechtigkeit, München 2005, Friedenswarte. Journal of International Peace and Organization 80(4), 401-404.

 

Science Transfer

 

For the most up-to-date list of publications, please visit the University of Freiburg Research Data Bank here.

 

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Projects

 

  • Bio-economic power in global supply chains – Approaches, impact and perspectives of certification and due diligence of biogen mass raw materials (Bio-Power), 2017-2019, German Federal Ministry of Educations and Research (BMBF)
  • Role and Responsibility of External Actors in Environmental and Resource Conflicts, 2015-2016, Brigitte-Schlieben-Lange Program, Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg (MWK)
  • Policy Entrepreneurship and ‘Power With’ to Scale-Up Innovations, 2015, Short Term Scientific Mission at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam (EU COST Action)
  • Blood Consumption – Armed Conflicts in Consequence of Environmental Burden Shifting, 2014-2015, Research Innovation Fund of the University of Freiburg
  • Sustainability – Power and Change, 2014, Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg (MWK)
  • GETIDOS - Getting things done sustainably. Theory, empirical basis and potential of social entrepreneurship for sustainable development, 2009-2013; German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Water 2050: Sustainable System Solutions – Future Chances for Germany’s Water Industry, 2007-2009, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 

 

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