I defended my doctoral thesis at the Department of Government in Sept. 2022. Affiliated with the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), I hold a BA from Mannheim University and an MA in European Culture and Economy (ECUE) from Ruhr-University Bochum, while my thesis was examined at Gothenburg University.
My dissertation project investigates progress in disaster risk reduction in relation to the international environmental regime of the Hyogo Framework and in developing countries.
Keywords: disaster risk reduction governance public policy sustainable development eu environmental politics mixed methods institutional change
My research interests comprise governance and public policy, in particular in the area of environmental politics from climate change and sustainable development to crisis management and disaster risk reduction (DRR). In particular, multi-level and polycentric governance is of interest tome and the following (cross-sectoral) collaboration.
My dissertation project focuses on change and progress in DRR in the world. Thereby, I reorient the attention from failures and disasters towards positive change in order to gain valuable insights in how to make development more sustainable.
Included articles identify patterns of change under the international regime of UN-led Hyogo Framework for Action, test hypotheses on drivers of change, and follow developments of DRR regimes over time in the governance systems of Fiji and Nepal.
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