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Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer

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Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer

Principal Investigator
Collaborative SUSKULT Project
and Co-Principal Investigator TANNRE Project

Address

Justus Liebig University Giessen
Department of Political Science

Karl-Gloeckner-Strasse 21E

D-35394 Giessen

Contact
Philosophikum II Room E206

☎ +49 641 99-23113

Office Hours

by appointment via e-mail

Competent Secretariat
Contact

Philosophikum II Room E201

☎ +49 641 99-23110

Fax: +49 641 99-23119

CV

Academic Career History

Academic Career History

since 06/01/2019
Principal Investigator Collaborative SUSKULT Project
"Development of a Sustainable Cultivation System for Food in Resilient Metropolitan Regions", 2019-2022, Funding Organization: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

since 08/01/2017
Co-Principal Investigator TANNRE Project
"The Transformation Potential of Inter-institutional Arrangements and the Norm of Sustainability in the Global Regime Complex for Food", 2017-2020, Funding Organization: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

04/01/2015 – 09/30/2016
Interim Professor of International Politics, Humboldt-University of Berlin

since 03/16/2014
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

03/07/2013 – 03/15/2014
Parental Leave

04/11/2011
Doctorate in Political Science and Economics (Doctor Rerum Politicarum), Technische Universität Darmstadt (magna cum laude)

11/01/2008 – 03/15/2014
Research Associate, FernUniversität in Hagen (awarded by the Post-Doctoral Gender Funding Program with a Part-time Position exclusively for Independent Research since 10/01/2011)

11/01/2005 – 10/30/2008
Research Associate, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Research Project “Corporations as Norm-Entrepreneurs?”, Funding Organization: German Research Foundation (DFG)

09/30/1999 – 08/25/2005
Studies in Political Science (Major), Sociology (Minor), Law (Minor), Technische Universität Darmstadt, Final Grade 1,0 (passed with distinction)

Reviewing

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (AJEM)

Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA)

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning

Journal of International Relations [Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen] (ZIB)

Politics and Governance

Public Administration (PA)

Regulation & Governance

Functions

since 09/27/2018
Speaker
of the Working Group "Environmental Politics and Global Change" of the German Political Science Association (GPSA)

since 10/01/2017
Official Representative
(OR) of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

since 11/30/2016
Supervisor
MA "Transition Management", Modul "Transition in Practice", Center of international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

since 11/15/2016
Project Coordinator at the Center for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU)| Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

10/01/2017 09/30/2019
Member of the Board
of the Institute of Political Science, Representative of the Group of Academic Associates, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

10/01/2015 – 09/30/2016
Member of the Steering Committee of the Master’s Program “International Relations”, Humboldt-University of Berlin | Freie Universität Berlin | University of Potsdam

04/01/2015 – 09/30/2016
Member of the Council of the “Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences” (BGSS), Humboldt-University of Berlin

04/01/2012 – 03/15/2014
Member of the Board of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences, Representative of the Group of Academic Associates, FernUniversität in Hagen

10/01/2010 – 12/31/2012
Member of the Working Group “Didactics in Distance Education”, Institute of Political Science, FernUniversität in Hagen

04/01/2010 – 03/31/2012
Alternate Member of the Study Affairs Committee of the Bachelor of Arts “Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft”, Representative of the Group of Academic Associates, FernUniversität in Hagen

Memberships

Research Network "Food Policy and Governance" | European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

International Studies Association (ISA)

International Political Science Association (IPSA)

International Public Policy Association (IPPA)

German Political Science Association (DVPW)

International Research Network "Limits to Growth Revisited“

Center for international Development and Environmental Research (ZEU)| Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS), Section “Norms and Change in International Politics”| Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Publications

Publications

Monographs (peer-reviewed)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2011: Nationale Bedingungen und freiwillige unternehmerische Normbefolgung. Eine Analyse deutscher Unternehmen der G500 in der Global Reporting Initiative [National Conditions and Corporate Voluntary Norm Compliance: Analyzing German G500 in the Global Reporting Initiative], Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Flohr, Annegret/Rieth, Lothar/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Wolf, Klaus Dieter 2010: The Role of Business in Global Governance: Corporations as Norm-Entrepreneurs, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2020: The Rise, Regulation, and Risks of Genetically Modified Insect Technology in Global Agriculture, in: Science, Technology and Society (STS), Special Issue „Science, Technology and Food Security“, Guest Editors: Antoine Bernard de Raymond/ Frédéric Goulet, forthcoming.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2019: Von Problemverursachern zu Problemlösern – und wieder zurück? Die Rolle von transnationalen Unternehmen in der Weltordnungspolitik [From Problem Causers to Problem Solvers - and Back? The Role of Corporations in World Politics], in: Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte, 01-02/2019, 31-34. (not peer reviewed)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2018: The New Regionalism in Global Organic Agricultural Governance through Standards: Results from a Cross-Regional Comparison, in: Global Environmental Politics, 18: 3, 86-105.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Breitmeier, Helmut/Kirf, Barbara 2017: Die Norm der Nachhaltigkeit im globalen Regimekomplex für Ernährung – Anerkannt und doch umstritten [The Norm of Sustainability in the Global Regime Complex for Food - Accepted but still Contested], in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 10: 3, 353-371.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2017: Global Organic Agriculture Policy-Making through Standards as an Organizational Field: When Institutional Dynamics meet Entrepreneurs, in: Journal of European Public Policy, 24: 11, 1678-1697.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2016: Authority Pooling and Regional Organic Agriculture Standard-Setting: Evidence from East Africa, in: Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 18: 1, 102-120.

Hajduk, Thomas/Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2015: Der Staat ist tot, lang lebe der Staat! Interdisziplinäre Anmerkungen zur Reziprozität von unternehmerischer Verantwortungs-übernahme und dem Wandel von Staatlichkeit [The State is Dead, Long Live the State! Interdisciplinary Remarks on the Reciprocity of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Transformations of the State], in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, 16: 3, 394-409.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2013: Patterns and Explanations of Corporate Voluntary Norm Compliance: Results from a Structured Focused Comparison of German G500 in the Global Reporting Initiative, in: German Policy Studies, 9: 2, 123-160.

Wolf, Klaus Dieter/Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2011: Vom Business Case zum Public Case? Der Beitrag privater Selbstregulierung zu Global Governance [From Business Case to Public Case? The Contribution of Private Self-Regulation to Global Governance], in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, 12: 1, 10-28.

Edited Volumes

Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra (Eds.) 2012: Politikwissenschaft, Verwaltungswissenschaft, Soziologie - Klassische Texte [Political Science, Administration, Sociology – Classical Writings], Distance Teaching Course No. 34656, Hagen: FernUniversität in Hagen.

Articles in Edited Volumes

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2020: Standards als Ergebnis, Ursache oder Instrument von Ernährungskommunikation? Politikwissenschaftliche Reflexion eines vielschichtigen Wechselverhältnisses [Standards as impact, cause or instrument of food communication? Reflections on complex reciprocity], in Godemann, Jasmin/ Bartelmeß, Tina (Hrsg.): Ernährungskommunikation. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven – Theorien – Methoden [Food communication. Interdisciplinary perspectives – theories – methods], Wiesbaden: Springer VS, forthcoming.

Wolf, Klaus Dieter/Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2019: Vom Business Case zum Public Case? Der Beitrag privater Selbstregulierung zu Global Governance [From Business Case to Public Case? The Contribution of Private Self-Regulation to Global Governance], in: Beschorner, Thomas/Brink, Alexander/Hollstein, Bettina/Hübscher, Marc C./Schumann, Olaf (Hrsg.): Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, Berlin: Springer VS, 507-525, forthcoming.

Wolf, Klaus Dieter/Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2019: Über die „Vogelperspektive“ als interdisziplinäre Klammer [On the Bird's-Eye View as an Interdisciplinary Linkage], in: Beschorner, Thomas/Brink, Alexander/Hollstein, Bettina/Hübscher, Marc C./Schumann, Olaf (Hrsg.): Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, Berlin: Springer VS, 529-533, forthcoming.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2018: Agricultural Governance in the Anthropocene: A Research Agenda, in: Hickmann, Thomas/Partzsch, Lena/Pattberg, Philipp/Weiland, Sabine (Eds.): The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science, Abingdon: Routledge, 146-163. (peer reviewed)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2018: Global Organic Agriculture Policy-Making through Standards as an Organizational Field: When Institutional Dynamics Meet Entrepreneurs, in: Daugbjerg, Carsten/Feindt, Peter H. (Eds.): Transforming Food and Agricultural Policy: Post-exceptionalism in Public Policy, Abingdon: Routledge, 114-133. (peer reviewed)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2016: Siegelklarheit oder Label-Hypertrophie? Potenzial und Grenzen von Standards für den Konsum von Bio-Lebensmitteln im europäischen und deut-schen Kontext [The Regulatory Potential and Limits of Standards in the Consumption of Organic Food in the German and European Context], in: Jantke, Kerstin/Lottermoser, Florian/Reinhardt, Jörn/Rothe, Delf/Stöver, Jana (Hrsg.): Nachhaltiger Konsum: Institutionen, Instrumente, Initiativen [Sustainable Consumption: Institutions, Instruments, and Initatives], Baden-Baden: Nomos, 195-212. (peer reviewed)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2016: Loose but still not Lost! Four Challenges for the EU in the Aftermath of the British Referendum, in: Guderjan, Marius (Ed.): The Future of the UK: Between Internal and External Divisions, Berlin: Centre for British Studies, 42-58. (peer reviewed)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2014: Transnationales Regieren im Bereich Umwelt [Transnational Environmental Governance], in: Breitmeier, Helmut/Conzelmann, Thomas/Wolf, Klaus Dieter (Eds.): Transnationales Regieren [Transnational Governance], Distance Teaching Course 71417, Interdisziplinäres Fernstudium Umweltwissenschaften – infernum, Hagen: FernUniversität in Hagen, 99-132.

Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2014: Demokratisches Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaats: Die Kontexttauglichkeit repräsentativer, assoziativer und deliberativer Demokratiemodelle [Democratic Governance Beyond the State: Assessing Representative, Associative, and Deliberative Models of Democracy], in: Breitmeier, Helmut (Ed.): Politikwissenschaft, Verwaltungswissenschaft, Soziologie – Eine interdisziplinäre Einführung, Distance Teaching Course 34654, Hagen: FernUniversität in Hagen, 135-156.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2012: Kommentar zum Klassikertext von Charles E. Lindblom „Inkrementalismus – Die Lehre vom ‚Sich-Durchwursteln‘“ [Comment on the Article by Charles E. Lindblom „The Science of Muddling-Through“], in: Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra (Eds.): Politikwissenschaft, Verwaltungswissenschaft, Soziologie – Klassische Texte, Distance Teaching Course 34656, Hagen: FernUniversität in Hagen, 181-185.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2012: Kommentar zum Klassikertext von Renate Mayntz „Soziale Dynamik und politische Steuerung. Theoretische und methodologische Überlegungen“ [Comment on the Article by Renate Mayntz „Social Dynamic and Political Steering. Theoretical and Methodological Considerations], in: Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra (Eds.): Politikwissenschaft, Verwaltungswissenschaft, Soziologie – Klassische Texte, Distance Teaching Course 34656, Hagen: FernUniversität in Hagen, 205-208.

Flohr, Annegret/Rieth, Lothar/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Wolf, Klaus Dieter 2010: Variations in Corporate Norm-Entrepreneurship: Why the Home State Matters, in: Ougaard, Morten/Leander, Anna (Eds.): Business and Global Governance, London: Routledge, 235-256 (peer-reviewed).

Reports | Working Papers | Conference Papers (Selection from 2015-2020)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Gonglach, Denise 2020: Cross-sectoral governance, new technologies and SDG implementation: Assessing innovative urban agricultural production, Annual Conference of the DVPW Working Group Environmental Politics and Global Change, “Die Nachhaltigkeitsagenda der Vereinten Nationen: Konzept, Entstehung und Wirkung der Sustainable Development Goals” [The UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: Concept, Emergence and Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals], 5-6 March 2020, Schader-Forum, Darmstadt.  (paper accepted)

Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Checa, Andrés/Manderbach, Jacob/Tanzer, Magdalena 2020: Inter-Institutional Arrangements and the Norm Cluster of Sustainability in the Global Regime Complex for Food, Annual Conference of the DVPW Working Group Environmental Politics and Global Change, “Die Nachhaltigkeitsagenda der Vereinten Nationen: Konzept, Entstehung und Wirkung der Sustainable Development Goals” [The UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: Concept, Emergence and Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals], 5-6 March 2020, Schader-Forum, Darmstadt.  (paper accepted)

Breitmeier, Helmut/Checa, Andrés/Manderbach, Jacob/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Tanzer, Magdalena 2019: Politicized Discourses on Sustainable Agriculture: Comparing Norm Understandings of International Organizations, Annual Conference of the Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Economics and Law (GGS) "Beyond Western Liberalism: Mapping Blind Spots in IR Norms Research", 2.-3. December 2019, Justus Liebig University Giessen. (paper accepted)

Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Goldstein, Denise/Katayama, Victor Takazi/Keuter, Volkmar 2019: Micro-pollutants in waters and innovative systems for urban agricultural production, Workshop “Governing the invisible: Policy approaches to micropollutants in water”, 13.-14.11.2019, Heidelberg University, International Academic Forum Heidelberg. (paper accepted)

Breitmeier, Helmut/Checa, Andrés/Manderbach, Jacob/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Tanzer, Magdalena 2019: En Route to Sustainability? Inter-Institutional Arrangements and the Management of Norm Conflicts in the Global Regime Complex for Food, EISA Pan-European Conference 2019, 11.-14-09.2019, Sofia University, Sofia.

Breitmeier, Helmut/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Checa, Andrés/Manderbach, Jacob//Tanzer, Magdalena 2019: The Politicized Norm Cluster of Sustainability and Global Agricultural Policymaking: Comparing Norm Interpretation and Prioritization of International Organizations, SPSA Annual Conference & Dreiländertagung, 14.-16.02.2019, ETH Zurich, Zurich.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra with the Students of the Course „Die Verwirklichung globaler Normen – Nachhaltigkeit an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen“ [The Implementation of Global Norms - Sustainability at Justus Liebig University Giessen] 2018: Die Verwirklichung der Sustainable Development Goals an der JLU Gießen. Analysen – Potenziale – Empfehlungen [The Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at JLU Giessen. Analyses – Potentials – Recommendations], Research Report, Giessen: Justus Liebig University.

Tanzer, Magdalena/Breitmeier, Helmut/Checa, Andrés/Manderbach, Jacob/Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2018: Global Food Governance in the Era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Assessing Norm Contestation and Conflict Management, ECPR General Conference, 22.–25.08.2018, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg.

Manderbach, Jacob/Breitmeier, Helmut/Checa, Andrés/Schwindenhammer, Sandra/Tanzer, Magdalena 2018: Contested Sustainability? The Norm of Sustainability in the Global Regime Complex for Food, DVPW Congress 2018, 25.-28.9.2018, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt a. M.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2017: Sustainable Food Systems in the Age of the SDGs: Why Global Standardization and Benchmarking Might Pose Challenges for Sustainable Development, ECPR General Conference, 06.–09.09.2017, University of Oslo, Oslo.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2017: Sustainable Food Systems in the Age of the Anthropocene: Contested Norms, Key Actors and New Governance Approaches, Offene Tagung des DVPW Arbeitskreises Umweltpolitik/Global Change „Umweltpolitik im Anthropozän: Problemfelder, Herausforderungen und Forschungsperspektiven“, 6.–7.04.2017, Universität Potsdam.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2016: Food Security and the New Regionalism in Global Organic Agriculture Governance through Standards, IPSA 24th World Congress of Political Science, 07/23/2016 – 07/28/2016, Posen.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2015: Resilienz als Wegbereiter für eine „schwache“ Nachhaltigkeit im Welternährungsregime? [Resilience as Facilitator of “Weak” Sustainability in World Food Politics], DVPW Congress 2015 “Vorsicht Sicherheit – Legitimationsprobleme der Ordnung von Freiheit”, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 09/21/2015 – 09/25/2015, Duisburg.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2015: Global Organic Agriculture Governance through Standards as an Organizational Field“, ECPR General Conference, Université de Montréal, 08/26/2015 – 08/29/2015, Montreal.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2015: Global Organic Agriculture Governance through Standards – When Inter-Institutional Policy-Making Oscillates between Global Harmonization and Regional Integration, International Conference on Public Policy, Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, 07/01/2015 – 07/04/2015, Milan.

News/Media

News and Media

[2020] Open Conference "The Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Concept, Development and Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals“ organized by the Working Group "Environmental Politics and Global Change" of the German Political Science Association, Schader-Forum, Darmstadt,  5-6 May 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS (in German): http://www.ak-umwelt.de/offene-tagung-des-ak-umwelt-zum-thema-die-nachhaltigkeitsagenda-der-vereinten-nationen-konzept-entstehung-und-wirkung-der-sustainable-development-goals-call-for-papers/

[2019] Workshop "Sustainablity and Politics in Academic Teaching", organized by the Working Group "Environmental Politics and Global Change" of the German Political Science Association and Prof. Dr. Michael Böcher, University Magdeburg, 14-15 November 2019

CALL (in German): http://www.ak-umwelt.de/workshop-nachhaltigkeit-und-politik-in-der-lehre/

[2019] Kick-Off-Conference BMBF Collaborative Research Project SUSKULT, 10.5.2019, Oberhausen

Press release, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, 14.5.2019 (in German):

https://www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de/de/presse-medien/pressemitteilungen/2019/suskult.html

[2019] Funding for Collaborative Research Project SUSKULT (Subproject F) by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (Duration: 2019-2022, Funding Amount: 623.380,80 €)

The project will be conducted at the Institute of Political Science, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, led by Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer.

[2019] ICPA-Forum and JCPA Workshop "Issue Politicization and Policy Change: Lesson Drawing from the Case of Agriculture-Food Policy Process", Heidelberg University, 7-9 March 2019

[2019] Panel | Trilateral Conference 2019 "THE END OF THE WEST? LIBERAL ORDERS UNDER PRESSURE" DVPW, ÖGPW, SVPW
Klaus Dingwerth and I are co-organizing the panel "Whose Future Do We Want and How? Norm and Standard Development, Contestation, and Implementation in Global Sustainability Politics" at the Trilateral Conference 2019 of the DVPW, ÖGPW und SVPW, 14 - 16 Februar 2019, ETH Zurich. (Congress Program here)

[2018] Speaker of the Working Group "Environmental Politics and Global Change" of the German Political Science Association (GPSA)
At the 27th Congress „Frontiers of Democracy“ of the German Political Science Association in Frankfurt, 25 - 28 September 2018, Sandra Schwindenhammer has been elected as new Speaker of the Working Group "Environmental Politics and Global Change" togehter with Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, Jens Marquardt and Sabine Weiland. 

[2018] Panel “Normative Divides in Post-Exceptionalist Agri-Food Governance“ | ECPR General Conference 2018
Peter Feindt and I are co-organizing the panel "Normative Divides in Post-Exceptionalist Agri-Food Governance (P 295)" at ECPR General Conference 2018, Hamburg, 22 - 25 August 2018.

[2018] Panel "Food Democracy" | 27th Congress of the German Political Science Association (GPSA) 
Peter Feindt, Jale Tosun and I are co-organizing the panel „Food Democracy. Die Repolitisierung eines Politikfelds“ at the 27th Congress „Frontiers of Democracy“ of the German Political Science Association (GPSA), 25 - 28 September 2018, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (Congress Program here).

[2017] Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Prize 2017 for Outstanding Performance in Academic Teaching | Price Money: 1.000

On 24 November 2017 I was awarded with the Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Prize for outstanding performance in academic teaching at the official Academic Ceremony of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. The Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Prize is sponsored by the Erwin-Stein-Foundation.

Mittermaier Preis mit Präsi
I am grateful to the president of Justus-Liebig-University, the members of the advisory board, the Erwin-Stein-Foundation, and my students for this very special recognition of my academic teaching.

[2017] Funding for Research Project by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (Duration: Spring 2017-2020, Funding Amount: 632.626,80 €)
The research project “The Transformation Potential of Inter-institutional Arrangements and the Norm of Sustainability in the Global Regime Complex for Food” (TANNRE) analyses the normative foundations of the global regime complex for food. It focusses on the conditions and regulatory mechanisms for solving fundamental norm conflicts between the norms of food security, food sovereignty, and especially sustainability. The project will be conducted at the Institute of Political Science, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, led by Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier and Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer together with three Research Assistants.

[2017] Public Lecture at the Institute of Political Science, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Sandra Schwindenhammer talks about "How to Feed the World? World Food Politics Between Food Security and Sustainability", 11/01/2017, 12 pm, Philosophicum II, Room B 30

[2016] Public Lecture at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Sandra Schwindenhammer talks about "Why Germany Chooses Organic Agriculture?", 01/12/2016, 6 pm, room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge

[2016] Discussion about the Future of the European Union, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-University of Berlin
Sandra Schwindenhammer comments on Dr. Neil McGarvey "Scotland, the UK and the EU Ever Looser Unions?", Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde,  06/29/2016, 6 pm, Mohrenstraße 60, Berlin, Poster

[2016] Public Lecture at the Humboldt-University of Berlin
Sandra Schwindenhammer talks about "Sustainability in Global Agriculture Governance – Contrasting Organic Agriculture and GMO", 05/12/2016, 4 pm, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Main Building, Room 10/72, Unter den Linden 6, Berlin

[2016] Online-Newspaper Article about Individualization and the Privatization of Security, The Huffington Post Germany, 03/22/2016, „Wir finden uns im permanenten Zustand der Selbstverteidigung

[2016] Poster Exhibition of the Project Seminar "Foreign Policy Analysis I+II", Humboldt-University of Berlin, 02/08/2016

Posterausstellung HU Berlin

[2015] Public Lecture at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge Sandra Schwindenhammer talks about "Global Organic Agriculture Governance", 10/26/2015, 6 pm, room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge

[2015] Public Lecture at the Bergischen Universität Wuppertal
Sandra Schindenhammer talks about "Transnational Corporations - From Problem Causers to Problem Solvers?", 06/17/2017, 4 pm, Wuppertal

[2015] Interview with Zeitjung.de on World Politics and Sustainable Consumption (in German), Berlin, 05/28/2015, "Phänomen Lohas: Hipster der Nachhaltigkeit", http://zeitjung.de/lohas-lifestyle-nachhaltigkeit/

[2014] Poster Exhibition about Case Studies in Global Environmental Politics, Initiative in the Context of the Germany Sustainability Action Days 2014


Homepage German Sustainability Action Days 2014

[2013] Newspaper Interview (in German) on World Food Politics, FernUni Perspektive, No. 43, Spring 2013, p. 8, FernUniversität in Hagen, Hagen, Article here 

[2012] Radio Interview (in German) with Deutschlandradio Wissen (DRadio Wissen) on the Limits to Growth Revisited, 12/03/2012, Cologne, (Podcast here)

[2012] Research Grant by the Volkswagen Foundation for the Winter School "Limits to Growth Revisited", Visselhövede and Hanover, 11/24/2012-12/01/2012

[2012] Lecture (in German) on Online Teaching Tools and Methods at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Hagen, 10/26/2012, mp3 here

[2012] Radio Interview (in German) with 107.7 Radio Hagen on World Food Politics and Fair Trade, Hagen, 04/20/2012

Research

Research

Areas of Expertise

Theories and Conflicts of Global Norms and Regimes

Governance in International Organizations

Agency and Political Authority of Private Organizations

Global Governance through Standards

Global Public Policy with a focus on Sustainability, Food and Agricultural Governance

Collaborative Research Project: SUSKULT - Development of a Sustainable Cultivation System for Food in Resilient Metropolitan Regions (Project F)

Funding Institution: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Funding Amount:
623.380,80 €
Duration:
2019-2022
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer

http://www.suskult.de

Project: TANNRE - The Transformation Potential of Inter-Institutional Arrangements and the Norm of Sustainability in the Global Food Regime Complex

Funding Institution: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Funding Amount: 632.626,80 €
Duration: 2017-2020
Principal Investigators: Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier/ Dr. Sandra Schwindenhammer

http://www.uni-giessen.de/tannre

 Project: Global Agricultural Governance and Transnational Relations

Project Description

Global agricultural governance serves as a laboratory for analyzing the three main dynamics in transnational relations: the rise of new actors, the proliferation of new governance approaches, and the intensified and complex interaction between different levels of governance. The project outlines a new research agenda on public and private norm entrepreneurship (Schwindenhammer 2016, Schwindenhammer 2017), norm contestation and standardization (e.g., Schwindenhammer 2020a forthcoming; Schwindenhammer et al. 2017), and the rise of transformative technologies in global agricultural governance (Schwindenhammer 2020b, forthcoming). The project has three purposes: i) to serve the need for more qualitative comparative research, ii) to locate agricultural governance in the context of conceptual debates in International Relations (IR) about new approaches to governance, critical norm research, norm diffusion and the role of norm entrepreneurship, and iii) to outline future areas of research in the light of the empirical results.


Publications (peer reviewed)


Schwindenhammer, Sandra 2020a: Standards als Ursache, Wirkung oder Instrument von Ernährungskommunikation? Politikwissenschaftliche Reflexion eines vielschichtigen Wechselverhältnisses, in Godemann, Jasmin/Bartelmeß, Tina (Hrsg.): Ernährungskommunikation. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven – Theorien – Methoden, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, forthcoming.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra
2020b: The Rise, Regulation, and Risks of Genetically Modified Insect Technology in Global Agriculture, in: Science, Technology and Society (STS), Special Issue „Science, Technology and Food Security“, Guest Editors: Antoine Bernard de Raymond/ Frédéric Goulet, forthcoming.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra
2018: Agricultural Governance in the Anthropocene: A Research Agenda, in: Hickmann, Thomas/Partzsch, Lena/Pattberg, Philipp/Weiland, Sabine (Eds.): The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science, Abingdon: Routledge, 146-163.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra
2018: The New Regionalism in Global Organic Agricultural Governance through Standards: Results from a Cross-Regional Comparison, in: Global Environmental Politics, 18: 3, 86-105.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra
2018: Global Organic Agriculture Policy-Making through Standards as an Organizational Field: When Institutional Dynamics Meet Entrepreneurs, in: Daugbjerg, Carsten/Feindt, Peter H. (Hrsg.): Transforming Food and Agricultural Policy: Post-exceptionalism in Public Policy, Abingdon: Routledge, 114-133.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra
2017: Global Organic Agriculture Policy-Making through Standards as an Organizational Field: When Institutional Dynamics meet Entrepreneurs, in: Journal of European Public Policy, 24: 11, 1678-1697.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra
/Breitmeier, Helmut/Kirf, Barbara 2017: Die Norm der Nachhaltigkeit im globalen Regimekomplex für Ernährung – Anerkannt und doch umstritten, in: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 10: 3, 353-371.

Schwindenhammer, Sandra
2016: Siegelklarheit oder Label-Hypertrophie? Potenzial und Grenzen von Standards für den Konsum von Bio-Lebensmitteln im europäischen und deutschen Kontext [The Regulatory Potential and Limits of Standards in the Consumption of Organic Food in the German and European Context], in: Jantke, Kerstin/Lottermoser, Florian/Reinhardt, Jörn/Rothe, Delf/Stöver, Jana (Hrsg.): Nachhaltiger Konsum: Institutionen, Instrumente, Initiativen [Sustainable Consumption: Institutions, Instruments, and Initatives], Baden-Baden: Nomos, 195-212.


Schwindenhammer, Sandra
2016: Authority Pooling and Regional Organic Agriculture Standard-Setting: Evidence from East Africa, in: Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 18: 1, 102-120.

Research Grants and Prizes

2019-2022
Research Funding for Collaborative Research Projekt SUSKULT, Funding Institution: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Funding Amount: 623.380,80 €

2017
Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Prize 2017 for Outstanding Performance in Academic Teaching, Sponsor: Erwin-Stein-Foundation, Price Money: 1.000,00 €

2017
Funding for Conference Participation by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), ECPR General Conference 2017, Oslo, Norway, 09/06/2017 – 09/09/2017, 958,00 €

2017-2020
Reseach Funding for TANNRE Project,
Funding Institution: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), together with Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier, Funding Amount: 632.626,80 €

2015
Funding for Conference Participation by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), ECPR General Conference 2015, Montreal, Canada, 08/26/2015 – 08/29/2015, 2.223,00 €

2012
Research Grant by the Volkswagen Foundation for the Winter School “Limits to Growth Revisited”, 24th November - 1st December 2012, Visselhövede/Hanover

2011-2014
Research Grant by the Post-Doctoral Gender Funding Program of the FernUniversität in Hagen for the Post-Doctoral Research Project

Teaching

Teaching

Justus Liebig University Giessen

Winter Term 2018/2019

Seminar Transnationales privates Regieren“ [Transnational Private Governance], BA Social Sciences

Proseminar Einführung in die politische Bildung und ausgewählte politische Themenfelder“ [Introduction to Political Education and Selected Issue Areas], Teaching Degree Program "Grundwissenschaften"

Summer Term 2018

Proseminar "Die Verwirklichung globaler Normen – Nachhaltigkeit an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen" [Global Norm Implementation - The Norm of Sustainability at Justus Liebig University Giessen], Teaching Degree Program "Politics and Economics"

Proseminar "Regieren in internationalen Organisationen – Relikt der Vergangenheit oder Hoffnungsträger für die Zukunft" [Global Governance through International Organizations - Past or Future of International Relations?], Teaching Degree Program "Grundwissenschaften"

Winter Term 2017/2018

Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Prize 2017 for Outstanding Performance in Academic Teaching
(Price Money: 1.000
)

On 24 November 2017 Sandra Schwindenhammer was awarded with the Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Prize for outstanding performance in academic teaching at the official Academic Ceremony of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. The Wolfgang-Mittermaier-Prize is sponsored by the Erwin-Stein-Foundation.
Mittermaier Preis mit Präsi

I am grateful to the president of Justus-Liebig-University, the members of the advisory board, the Erwin-Stein-Foundation, and my students for this very special recognition of my academic teaching.

Seminar „Global Risk Governance", BA Social Sciences

Proseminar „Unternehmen in der Weltpolitik" [The Role of Business in Global Politics], BA Social Sciences

Summer Term 2017

Seminar „Comparative Regionalism: Theoretical Approaches, Regional Normative Orders, and Regional Governance Schemes", MA Democracy and Governance, in English

Proseminar „Die globale Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung: Normen, Institutionen und Governance-Ansätze" [The Global Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development: Norms, Institutions, and Governance Approaches], Teaching Degree Program "Politics and Economics"

Winter Term 2016/2017

Seminar „BRICS - And What about the ‘Rest’?", Teaching Degree Program "Politics and Economics"

Seminar „Einführung in die politische Bildung: Grundlagen des Regierens in der Europäischen Union: An Ever Looser Union?“ [Introduction to Political Education: Governance in the European Union - An Ever Looser Union?], Teaching Degree Program "Grundwissenschaften"

Winter Term 2014/2015

Seminar "Einführung in die politische Bildung: Weltpolitische Konflikte" [Introduction to Political Education: Conflicts in World Politics], Teaching Degree Program "Grundwissenschaften"

Seminar "Welternährungspolitik im Spannungsfeld von Food Security und Food Sovereignty" [World Food Politics Between Food Security und Food Sovereignty], BA Social Sciences

Summer Term 2014               

Seminar „Globale Umweltpolitik“ [Global Environmental Politics], Teaching Degree Program "Politics and Economics"

Seminar „Forschungsdesign in der Analyse der Internationalen Beziehungen“ [Research Design in the Analysis of International Relations Research], BA Social Sciences


Humboldt-University of Berlin

Summer Term 2016

Seminar "Internationale Handelspolitik - Zwischen Welthandelsorganisation und zwischenstaatlichen Freihandelsabkommen" [International Trade Policy - Torn Between WTO and Multinational Trade Agreements], MA Social Sciences and MA International Relations

Lecture Seminar "World Regionalism - Internationale Ordnung und regionale Organisationen" [World Regionalism - International Order and Regional Organizations], MA Social Sciences and MA International Relations

Intensive Seminar "Varianten des Kapitalismus im internationalen Vergleich - Der Varieties-of-Capitalism Ansatz" [Varieties of Capitalism from a Cross-National Perspective], BA Social Sciences

BA-, MA-Colloquium "Internationale Politik" [International Politics]

Winter Term 2015/2016

Lectures on selected IR Theories:

- Neorealism
- Neoinstitutionalism
- Liberalism
- Constructivism

in the context of the Lecture Series "Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft und Internationale Beziehungen“ [Comparative Politics and International Relations], BA Social Sciences

Project Seminar "Außenpolitikanalyse II" [Foreign Policy Analysis II], MA Social Sciences

Seminar "Internationale Organisationen", [International Organizations], MA Social Sciences

Seminar "Verwirklichung globaler Normen – Nachhaltigkeit an der Humboldt-Universität" [Global Norm Implementation - The Norm of Sustainability at the Humboldt-University of Berlin], BA Social Sciences

BA-, MA-Colloquium "Internationale Politik" [International Politics]

Summer Term 2015

Project Seminar "Außenpolitikanalyse I" [Foreign Policy Analysis I], MA Social Sciences

Seminar "Transnationales Privates Regieren" [Transnational Private Governance], BA Social Sciences

Seminar "EU-Agrarpolitik", [The European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)] BA Social Sciences

BA-, MA-Colloquium "Internationale Politik" [International Politics]


FernUniversität in Hagen

Summer Term 2012

Seminar „Welternährungspolitik“ [Global Food Politics], MA Governance

Winter Term 2009/2010

Seminar „Einführung in die Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft“ [Introduction to Political Science and Public Administration], BA Political Science and Public Administration

Winter Term 2008 - Winter Term 2013/2014

Supervisor of Modul B1 of the BA „Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft“ [Political Science and Public Administration], FernUniversität in Hagen


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Summer Term 2008

Seminar „Grundlagen der Internationalen Beziehungen“, [Introduction to International Relations], BA Political Science

Winter Term 2007/2008

Seminar „Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft“ [Introduction to Political Science], BA Political Science