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Prof. Dr. Andreas Thiel

Professor of Environmental Governance

Andreas Thiel is currently a professor of International Agriculture Policy and Environmental Governance at University of Kassel. He is an Einstein Junior Fellow and was temporarily appointed as Professor of Environmental Governance at Humboldt University, heading a research group in this topic. He is an economist and spatial planner by training and holds a Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes University, School of the Built Environment. He was Visiting Fellow at Technical University of Lisbon, University of Lisbon, University of Seville and Indiana University, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. His habilitation addresses the topic: Developing Institutional Economics for the Analysis of Social-ecological Systems.

Selected Publications

  • Thiel, A. (accepted) Evaluating an instrument for institutional crafting: how Ostrom's Social-ecological Systems Framework is applied. Environmental Science and Policy.
  • Thiel, A. (2015) Constitutional state structure and scalar re-organisation of natural resource governance: the transformation of polycentric water governance in Spain, Portugal and Germany. Land Use Policy.  (45) 176 - 188
  • Thiel, A. (2014) Developing an analytical framework for reconstructing the scalar reorganisation of water governance as institutional change: the case of Southern Spain.  Ecological Economics (107) 378-391Thiel, A.; Schleyer, C. und Plieninger, T. (2012): Wolves are Mobile, While Fruit Trees are not! How Characteristics of Resources and Supranational Regulatory Frameworks Shape the Provision of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Germany. In Environmental Policy and Governance 22 (3), S. 189–204.
  • Thiel A. und Egerton, C. (2011), Re-scaling of Resource Governance as institutional change: The case of water governance in Portugal. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 54(3), S. 383-402.
  • Thiel, A. (2009), The use of ex-ante modelling tools in European Impact Assessment: What role does land use play? Land Use Policy 26(4), S. 1138-1148.

Full list of publications

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