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Prof. Dr. Peter H. Feindt

Professor of agricultural and food policy

Peter H. Feindt is Professor of Agricultural and Food Policy at the Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Science at Humboldt University at Berlin. Previously, he was Professor of Strategic Communication at Wageningen University (2013-2017), Senior Lecturer/Reader for Environmental Policy and Planning at Cardiff University (2007-2013) and Senior Researcher at University of Hamburg (2000-2007). Holding a PhD in Political Science, he is also an experienced facilitator and mediator in public policy dialogues. His research addresses a broad range of questions in agricultural and food policy, in particular links to environmental policy, sustainability transitions and the resilience of farming systems. Related interests include environmental and technology conflicts; public participation and conflict management; strategic communication, policy discourse and narratives; and inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration. Peter is co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning and chairs the Scientific Advisory Council for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources at the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

Selected publications

  • Peter H. Feindt (2018): EU Agricultural Policy, in: Heinelt, Hubert/ Münch, Sybille (eds.): Handbook of European Policy: Formulation, Development and Evaluation. Handbooks of Research in Public Policy, series editor Frank Fischer, London: Edward Elgar, pp. 115-133. (ISBN 978 1 78471 935 7).
  • Carsten Daugbjerg, Peter H. Feindt (2017): Transforming Public Policies: Post-exceptionalism in Food and Agricultural Policy, Introduction to the Special Issue, Journal of European Public Policy, 24/11, 1-20, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2017.1334081.
  • Kai Purnhagen, Peter H. Feindt (2017): Principles-based Regulation: Blueprint for a “New Approach” for the Internal Agricultural Market, European Law Review 42, 722-736.
  • Ge, L., Anten, N.P.R., van Dixhoorn, I., Feindt, P.H., Kramer, K., Leemans, R., Meuwissen, M.P.M., Spoolder, H., Sukkel, W. (2016): Why we need resilience thinking to meet societal challenges in bio-based production systems, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 23:17-27, DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.11.009.
  • Andreas Duit / Peter H. Feindt / James Meadowcroft: Greening Leviathan: the rise of the environmental state? Environmental Politics, 25/1 (2016), 1-23. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1085218