At the Department of Government, I am a doctoral candidate and affiliated with the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS). I hold a BA from Mannheim University and a MA in European Culture and Economy (ECUE) from Ruhr-University Bochum, while my thesis was examined at Gothenburg University.
My dissertation project investigates progress in disaster risk reduction in relation to the international environmental regime of the Hyogo Framework for Action and in developing countries.
Keywords: disaster risk reduction governance public policy sustainable development eu environmental politics mixed methods institutional change
My research interests comprise governance and public policy, in particular in the area of environmental politics from climate change to disaster risk reduction (DRR).
My dissertation project focuses on progress in DRR in the world. Thereby, I reorient the attention from failures and disasters towards positive change in order to gain valuable insights in how to make development more sustainable.
Included articles identify patterns of change under the international regime of UN-led Hyogo Framework for Action, test hypotheses on drivers of change, and follow developments of DRR regimes over time in Fiji and Nepal.
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