R. Andreas Kraemer

Senior Fellow
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IASS Project

  • "Think Tanking in Theory and Practice":  Analyses of the role, functions, structures, management and working methods of research organisations that aim for societal and political relevance 

Research Interests

  • The role and functions of science-based policy institutes or 'think tanks' in theory and practice in different political systems; the interactions of policy domains and international relations; and global governance on environment, resources, climate and energy, sustainability and the anthropocene.

Curriculum Vitae

R. Andreas Kraemer is a senior fellow at the IASS and the Canadian Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany, and Founding Chairman (pro bono) of the Ecologic Institute US in Washington D.C. He is also Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of German Studies at Duke University in Berlin. In 2015, he was Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT CEEPR), and from 2011 to 2014 Speaker for Ecornet, the Ecological Research Network of independent institutes in Germany.

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

Edited Volumes

Correia, Francisco Nunes und R. Andreas Kraemer 1997: Institutionen der Wasserwirtschaft in Europa. Länderberichte. [Eurowater I]. Heidelberg: Springer.

Correia, Francisco Nunes und R. Andreas Kraemer 1997: Dimensionen Europäischer Wasserpolitik. Themenberichte. [Eurowater II]. Heidelberg: Springer.

Tedsen, Elizabeth; Sandra Cavalieri und R. Andreas Kraemer (eds) 2013: Arctic Marine Governance. Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation. Heidelberg: Springer.

Reid, Andrew; Sandra Cavalieri und R. Andreas Kraemer (eds) in print [2015]: Marine Governance. Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation. Heidelberg: Springer.

Book Chapters

Cavalieri, Sandra, und R. Andreas Kraemer (2013): "Transatlantic Policy Options to Address the Rapidly Changing Arctic", in Paul Arthur Berkman und Alexander N. Vylegzhanin (eds): Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean. Dordrecht: Springer, pages 281–293.

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2014: "The Ecologic Institute and its Influence on Policies in Germany and the EU", in: James G. McGann; Anna Viden und Jillian Rafferty (eds): How Think Tanks Shape Social Development Policies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pages 129–147

Journal Articles

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2008: “What Price Energy Transformation?” Survival, vol. 50, no. 3, June-July 2008, pages 11–18.

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2009: “Learning from Europe's Mistakes - Can the United States catch up in climate protection?”. Internationale Politik, Jg. 10, no. 1, pages 52–55.

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2009: “Security Through Energy Policy: Germany at the Crossroads”. eJournal USA, vol. 14, no. 9, pages 19–21.

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2010: “Schöner Leben im Labor?  Geo-Engineering und das Recht, die Welt zu verändern”. Internationale Politik, vol. 65, no. 1, pages 70–75.

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2012: “Dissolving the 'Westphalian system' transnationalism in trans-boundary water management”. Strategic Review, vol. 2, no. 4, pages 43–47.

Kraemer, R. Andreas 2012: “Germany, Fukushima and global nuclear governance”. Strategic Review, vol. 2, no. 4, pages 143–152.

Jahn, Thomas and R. Andreas Kraemer 2013: “Wegbereiter der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung - Ecornet: Netzwerk unabhängiger Forschungsinstitute”. Ökologisches Wirtschaften, no. 2, pages 24–25.

Further Information



R. Andreas Kraemer, Senior Fellow