Chris Höhne

In October 2016, I joined the "Research Group International Relations" at the Technical University of Darmstadt as a Research Associate and Ph.D. student of the DFG-funded research project"Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State".

I have been working in this project since October 2015 when I started as a Research Associate at the Chair for International Governance at the University of Münster. I was visiting researchers at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi, India (2018), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, India (2018), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia (2017), and the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Bogor, Indonesia (2017). Following my undergraduate and graduate studies in Political Science and Economics at the University of Trier, at IEP "Sciences Po" Bordeux and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I was working as an intern at GIZ's Competence Center of Climate Change and as a policy adviser with Thuringia's Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Research

Together with colleagues from the University of Potsdam and the Technical University of Darmstadt, I take part in the research project “Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State” which is funded by the DFG (2015-2018). We look into the role of transnational city networks and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) for institutional changes on different governmental levels and their consequences in four countries of the Global South: Indonesia, India, South Africa and Brazil. The project team in Darmstadt investigates the two case countries India and Indonesia.


My PhD is on the role of global climate initiatives which emerged from the UNFCCC process (REDD+ and NAMAs – “Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions”) for domestic climate politics in India and Indonesia. 

Research Interests:

- Norm research
- Governance in the global South
- Multi-level governance dynamics
- Global and domestic climate governance
- India, Indonesia


Publications

Stehle, Fee, Chris Höhne, Thomas Hickmann and Markus Lederer (forthcoming in June 2019): “The Effects of Transnational Municipal Networks on Urban Climate Politics in the Global South”, in Van der Heijden, Jeroen, Harriet Bulkeley, and Chiara Certomà (eds.): “Urban Climate Politics. Agency and Empowerment”, Cambridge University Press, 19 pages.

Höhne, Chris (2018): “From ‘Talking the Talk’ to ‘Walking the Walk’?: Multi-Level Global Governance of the Anthropocene in Indonesia”, in Hickmann, Thomas, Lena Partzsch, Philipp Pattberg, and Sabine Weiland (eds.): “The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science”, Routledge's Research Series in Global Environmental Governance, Milton/New York: Routledge, pp. 124-145.

Höhne, Chris, Harald Fuhr, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2018): “REDD+ and the Reconfiguration of Public Authority in the Forest Sector: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Brazil”, in Nuesiri, Emmanuel O. (ed.): “Global Forest Governance and Climate Change: Interrogating Representation, Participation, and Decentralization”, Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 203-241.

Hickmann, Thomas, Harald Fuhr, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2017): “Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State: The Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries”, in: Public Administration and Development 37 (5), pp. 331–343.

Fuhr, Harald, Thomas Hickmann, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2017): “How Global Climate Governance Initiatives Reconfigure Public Authority in Developing Countries”, in Dolšak, Nives and Aseem Prakash (eds.): “Climate Change and Public Administration: A Blog Commentary Symposium”, Public Administration Review's Speak Your Mind, pp. 15-17. 


--- Conference Papers and Posters

Höhne, Chris: “No Crisis of the Liberal Global Climate Change Order in India: How India has Glocalized Climate Change Norms in the Forestry Sector”, Paper presented at the Trilateral Conference DVPW, ÖGPW, SVPW, Zürich, Switzerland, February 2019

Höhne, Chris: “Domestic Norm Glocalization: How Internationally Negotiated Climate Change Norms Travel to India’s Forestry Sector”, Paper accepted and submitted or the Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance (ESG), Utrecht, Netherlands, November 2018

Höhne, Chris: “Multi-level Global Climate Governance in the Global South”, Paper presented

- at the Lund Conference on Earth System Governance (ESG), Lund, Sweden, October 2017

- at the Conference of the German Association for Asian Studies (DGA) and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany, May 2017

- at the ‘Innovations in Climate Governance’ (INOGOV) Workshop, Heidelberg, Germany, May 2017

- at the 10th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Prag, Czech Republic, September 2016

Höhne, Chris: “Multi-level Global Climate Governance in the Anthropocene”, Paper presented at the “Environmental Policy/Global Change” Conference of the German Association for Political Science, Berlin, Germany, March 2017

Lederer, Markus and Chris Höhne: “Max Weber and the bureaucratization of tropical forests”, Paper presented by Markus Lederer at the International Studies Association (ISA), Baltimore, USA, February 2017

Höhne, Chris: “Multi-level Global Climate Governance in Asia”, Paper presented at the 8th Junior Research Group Conference of the German Association for Asian Studies (DGA), Burg Rothenfels am Main, 28th January 2017

Lederer, Markus, Harald Fuhr, Thomas Hickmann, Chris Höhne and Fee Stehle: “Carbon Governance Arrangements in the Global South: How Some Emerging Economies Are Becoming Pioneers”, Paper presented by Markus Lederer at the “Innovations in Climate Governance” (INOGOV) Workshop, Hull/UK, 15th-16th September 2016

Fuchs, Doris, Sinja Hantscher, Anne Hennings, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer and Linda Wallbott: „Autorität und Pluralität in der Globalen Klimapolitik“ [Authority and Plurality in Global Climate Politics], Paper presented by Doris Fuchs and Markus Lederer at the Workshop of the Institute for Political Science of the University of Münster, Freckenhorst, 23rd-24th June 2016

Fuhr, Harald, Thomas Hickmann, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer and Fee Stehle: „Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State: The Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries”, Paper presented with Fee Stehle at the Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change, Berlin, 24th May 2016

Fuhr, Harald, Thomas Hickmann, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer and Fee Stehle: „Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State“, Poster presented with Fee Stehle at the 2nd German Future Earth Summit, Berlin, 28th-29th January 2016

Membership

- German Political Science Association
- Earth System Governance (ESG) Research Fellow Network
- Innovations in Climate Governance (INOGOV), Early Career Network


Contact

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Dolivostraße15
D-64293 Darmstadt

hoehne@pg.tu-darmstadt.de

Tel: +49 (0)6151/ 16-57484
Fax: +49 (0)6151/ 16-57472



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