Second Visit of Cooperating Partner Andreas Klinke
Professor Klinke brought some valuable thoughts on the conceptualization of the variables and hypotheses, which the research team is currently working on. The exchange of ideas gave new input for the next steps of the project. In the long term, the project will also benefit from Professor Klinke’s methodological expertise on discourse analysis. Additionally, plans for joint publications in the near future are taking shape. The TANNRE team is very grateful for Professor Klinke’s support and looks forward to his next visit in summer.
Andreas Klinke is Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Institute and the Department of Political Science at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, since September 2011. From September 2017 to August 2018, he is on sabbatical leave and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany. He acted as Director of the Environmental Policy Institute and Chair of the Graduate Program Master of Arts in Environmental Policy from 2015 to 2017. He was previously the Head of a Social Science Research Group on Governance of Infrastructures at the Aquatic Research Institute of the ETH-domain (Eawag) in Switzerland from 2006 to 2011 and University Lecturer in Social and Environmental Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Before, he was Lecturer for Risk Management at King’s College in London from 2004 to 2006. Prior to this, he was a Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart, the Center of Technology Assessment in Stuttgart, Germany, and at the German Scientific Advisory Council on Global Change. Andreas Klinke has a Master Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Stuttgart. He received his Doctoral Degree in Political Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. His research fields include governance research, social science risk research, global environmental politics, philosophy and sociology of uncertainty and risk, and democracy theories.