Dr Ariane Götz

Scientific Project Leader
+49 331 28822-391


IASS Projects

  • Governance & Participation

Research Interests

  • Political economy of land and food
  • Economic restructuring and governance
  • Participation and transformation
  • Investment politics
  • IR
  • Sustainability governance
  • Dissident developments

Curriculum Vitae

  • PhD, 2015
  • Wilfrid Laurier University/Balsillie School of International Affairs, Global Governance
  • Master of Public Policy, 2008
  • Hertie School of Governance, Economics, Welfare and Sustainability
  • Magister Artium, , 2004
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Philosophy and German Studies

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Goetz, Ariane.; German, Laura; Weigelt, Jes.: Scaling up biofuels? A critical look at expectations, performance and governance (Editorial). Energy Policy, 2017 (in Press,).
  • Goetz, Ariane; German, Laura; Hunsberger, Carol; Schmidt, Oscar: Do no harm? Risk perceptions in national bioenergy policies and actual mitigation performance. Energy Policy, 2017 (in Press). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.03.067
  • German, Laura; Goetz, Ariane; Searchinger, Tim; Oliveira, Gustavo de L.T.; Tomei, Julia; Hunsberger, Carol; Weigelt, Jes: Sine Qua Nons of sustainable biofuels: Distilling implications of under-performance for national biofuel programs. Energy Policy, 2017 (in Press). DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.013
  • Hunsberger, Carol; German, Laura; Goetz, Ariane: "Unbundling" the biofuel promise: Querying the ability of biofuels to deliver on outcomes other than climate change mitigation. Energy Policy, 2017 (in Press). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.017.
  • Goetz, Ariane. “Somewhere between economic integration and cooperative exploitation. Forms and impact of China-Africa Cooperation,” in L. Chabelle, E. Tok, H. Besada (eds.), Innovating South-South Cooperation. Challenges, Modalities and Policies. University of Ottawa Press, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • German, Laura; Goetz, Ariane; Searchinger, Tim; Oliveira, Gustavo; Tomei, Julia; Hunsberger, Carol; with Jes Weigelt, Reinier de Man and Maria Backhouse: Sine Qua Nons of Sustainable Bioenergy - Distilling Implications of Under-Performance for National Biofuel Programmes. IASS Working Paper, October 2016. DOI: 10.2312/Iass.2016.024
  • Goetz, Ariane. Panel report “Bioenergy: Managing expectations and trade-offs of the 2030 Agenda.” IASS Conference “Jump-starting the SDGs in Germany:  Natural Resources and Sustainable Consumption and Production.” Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Germany, 2016. http://www.sdgsgermany.de/en/system/files/documents/sdgsgermany-2016_df-...
  • Goetz, Ariane: Pushing the Limits: International Land Acquisitions in Comparative Perspective. Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive) 1716 (http://scholars.wlu.ca/etd/1716), 2015.
  • Goetz, Ariane; Lobos, Ivonne; Schmidt, Oscar; Matuschke, Ira: Sustainable biomass in the context of climate change and rising demand. Scientific Brief for the Global Sustainable Development Report 2015 (online). UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, January 2015.
  • Goetz, Ariane: How different are the UK and China? Investor countries in comparative perspective. Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement 36 (2), 2015.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2015.1030370 
  • Goetz, Ariane: Different regions, different reasons? Comparing Chinese land-consuming outward investments in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, LDPI Conference Paper No. 37, 2015. https://www.academia.edu/12360122/Different_Regions_Different_Reasons_Comparing_Chinese_land-consuming_outward_investments_in_Southeast_Asia_and_Sub-Saharan_Africa
  • Karlberg, Louise; Hoff, Holger; Flores-López, Florence; Goetz, Ariane; Matuschke, Ira: Tackling biomass scarcity — from vicious to virtuous cycles in sub-Saharan Africa. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 15, August 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2015.07.011 
  • Goetz, Ariane: Private governance and land grabbing - The Equator Principles and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. Globalizations, 10(1), 2013, and reprint in M. Margulis, N. McKeon, S.  Borras Jr (eds.), Land Grabbing and Global Governance, 2013 (Routledge).
  • Besada, Hany; Goetz, Ariane: The land crisis in Southern Africa: Challenges for Good Governance. In Ben Chigara (ed.): Southern Africa Development Community Land Issues: A New, Sustainable Land Relations Policy, 2010 (Routledge).
  • Besada, Hany; Goetz, Ariane; Werner, Karolina: African solutions for African problems and shared R2P. In Hany Besada (ed.), Crafting an African Security Architecture. Addressing Regional Peace and Conflict in the 21st Century, 2010 (Ashgate).
  • Goetz, Ariane; Eß, Oliver: Kulturen und Fremdheiten – ein Denkanstoß. In Oliver Ess (ed.): Das Andere lehren – Handbuch Schlüsselqualifikation Interkulturelle Handlungskompetenz (Waxmann).
  • Goetz, Ariane; Besada, Hany: The Path to Long-Term Stability in Sierra Leone. African Institute of South Africa (AISA), Occasional Paper 11, 2011.
  • Goetz, Ariane; Then, Unky. Working in a changing society – 10 women talk about their experiences in today’s China. Study. German Technical Cooperation Programme (GTZ) and PRC Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Nanjing, China, 2004.