Frederic Hanusch

Dr. Frederic Hanusch

Research Group Leader

Frederic Hanusch studied from 2005-2011 at the universities of Gießen, Castellón and Heidelberg, where he received a M.A. in political science, philosophy and sociology. From 2011-2015 he did his Dr. phil. as part of the research group "Democracy and Climate Change" at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (KWI). Besides, he worked from 2013-2016 at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). In 2014 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto. Since 2016 he is part of the IASS. His research is focused on a combination of democracy research and dynamics of global change. He published with the WBGU on the SDGs, international climate protection and global urbanization. At the KWI, he worked on a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences. In 2017, his book "Democracy and Climate Change" was published in the Routledge Global Cooperation Series. At the IASS, he studies the importance of time and future in context of global change.

Professional Experience

  • Since 2016, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, Research Associate

  • 2015-2016, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, Research Fellow

  • 2014, School of the Environment, University of Toronto, Toronto, Visiting Scholar

  • 2013-2016, German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government (WBGU), Berlin, Researcher for the Council Member Prof. Dr. Claus Leggewie

Education

  • 2011-2015, University of Duisburg-Essen, PhD in Political Science (Dr. phil.): The Influence of Democratic Quality on Reactions to Climate Change: A Comparative Study of Climate Policies in Established Democracies

  • 2008-2011, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, M.A. in Political Science (Major), Philosophy, Sociology

  • 2007-2008 Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana, Erasmus Student in the Humanitie

  • 2005-2007, Justus Liebig University Gießen, M.A. studies in Political Science (Major), Philosophy, Sociology

  • Democracy
  • Global Change
  • Climate Politics
  • Time
  • Anthropocene

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

2016

  • WBGU (Co-author): Development and justice through transformation: The Four Big 'I's, Special Report, Berlin: WBGU.

  • Leggewie, C., Hanusch, F., Schmitt, L., Reicher, C.: Einleitung [Introduction], in: Leggewie, C., Reicher, C., Schmitt, L. (eds.): Geschichten einer Region. AgentInnen des Wandels für ein nachhaltiges Ruhrgebiet. Dortmund: Kettler, 8-17.

  • WBGU (Co-author): Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities, Flagship Report, Berlin: WBGU.

2015

  • Hanusch, F.: The Role of Norms for U.S. Foreign Climate Policy, in: Sommer, Bernd (ed.): Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America, Brill: Leiden/Boston, 77-105. Peer reviewed.

  • Müngersdorff, M., Hanusch, F., Schad, M., Schmitt, L., Schönborn, S., Siepmann, M., Voss, E.: Building Europe's (Energy) Future. A Manifesto For a European Community for Energy Transition.

2014

  • Hanusch, F.: Zur Feindschaft zwischen Erkenntnisfortschritt und Plagiarismus [On the Enmity between the Advancement of Knowledge and Plagiarism], in: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol) 23:4, 627-638.

  • WBGU (Co-author): Climate Protection as a World Citizen Movement, Special Report, Berlin: WBGU.

  • WBGU (Co-author): Human Progress within Planetary Guard Rails. A Contribution to the SDG Debate, Policy Paper. Berlin: WBGU.

2012

  • Hanusch, F., Müngersdorff, M.: Karl Polanyi: The Great Transformation, in: Leggewie, C., Zifonun, D., Lang, A., Siepmann, M., Hoppen, J. (eds.): Schlüsselwerke der Kulturwissenschaften, Bielefeld: transcript, 274-276.

  • Hanusch, F., Müngersdorff, M., Voß, E.: Klimawandel als Chance für mehr Demokratie [Climate Change as a Chance for More Democracy], in: Kirchlicher Herausgeberkreis Jahrbuch Gerechtigkeit (eds.): Jahrbuch Gerechtigkeit V. Menschen, Klima, Zukunft, Glashütten: C & P Verlagsgesellschaft, 130-137. Reprinted as: Hanusch, F., Müngersdorff, M., Voß, E.: Klimawandel als Chance für die Demokratie [Climate Change as a Chance for Democracy], in: Katholische Sozialakademie Österreich (ed.): Nachrichten und Stellungnahmen der Katholischen Sozialakademie Österreichs. Dossier 06/2012, Graz: Katholische Sozialakademie Österreichs, 19-22.

2010

  • Fischer, B., Hanusch, F., Hörisch, J., Löw, F., Raecke, R., Schöneborn, K., Zech, J.: Ökosozial ist sexy - Über die soziale Dimension der Umweltpolitik [Eco-Social is sexy - On the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy], in: Neue Gesellschaft Frankfurter Hefte 57:5, 44-47.

Publikationen in Printmedien [publications in print media]: Rufmord darf sich nicht lohnen [Character Assassination Cannot be Allowed to be Worthwhile], in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 09.03.13.

2018

  • Diálogos sobre governança e a implementação do Acordo de Paris, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Presentation title: Democracy and Climate Change

2017

  • Moderation and organization of the Thinking Space: The Future of Gainful Employment, IASS, Potsdam

  • Invited keynote lectures at the conference Democracy and Climate Change: Past Failures, Present Opportunities, Future Threats at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Presentation titles: The Democracy-Climate-Nexus; Learning from Canada's Kyoto Protocol Process; Global Change Challenges: It's about Time

  • Invited keynote lecture at the workshop Democracy Faces Climate Change: Prospects and Consequences at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Presentation title: The Influence of Democratic Quality on Climate Performance in Democracies

  • Umweltpolitik im Anthropozän, Potsdam, Presentation title: Time - Potential and Design

2016

  • Paper presentation at the 10th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Prague, Presentation title: The Influence of the Quality of Democracy on Reactions to Climate Change: A Comparative Study of Climate Policies in Established Democracies

  • Paper presentation at the 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change: Transformative Global Climate Governance "après Paris", Berlin, Presentation title: The Influence of the Quality of Democracy on Reactions to Climate Change: Why Dealing with Climate Change Means Democratizing Climate Governance

  • Chair at the 2016 Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change: Transformative Global Climate Governance "après Paris", Berlin, Panel title: Power to the People? Accountability and Stakeholder Involvement in Climate Governance

2015

  • Co-chairing and organizing On Liberty Today in celebration of 25 years KWI, Essen Including the production of a DVD and YouTube clips

  • Invited to talk at the experts' discussion forum Denken Sie Groß! Von der Energieunion zur Klimaunion [Think big! From the Energy Union to the Climate Union], Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group, Berlin, Presentation title: Energiewende und Klimaschutz als europäisches Projekt [Energy Turnaround and Climate Protection as a European Project]

2014

  • Co-chairing and organizing Zwischen Transparenz und Rufmord - Die Folgen der Plagiatsjagd [Between Transparency and Calumny - Consequences of the Plagiarism Manhunt], KWI, Essen

  • Co-chairing and organizing Renewable Energies in Europe and Beyond - Effective, Democratic and Fair?, KWI, Essen

2013

  • Co-chairing and organizing Politische und gesellschaftliche Herausforderungen durch den Klimawandel [Political and Social Threats Emerging from Climate Change], KWI Essen, Presentation title: Democratic and Systemic Performance: The Climate Case

2012

  • Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change and the Environment in North America, KWI, Essen, Presentation title: The Role of Norms in U.S. Foreign Climate Policy

2011

  • Democracy and Climate Change, KWI, Essen, Presentation title: The Role of Democratic Quality in regard to Policy Performance
  • 2014, International Council of Canadian Studies, Graduate Student Scholarship

  • 2011-2015, Hans Böckler Foundation, PhD Scholarship in the research training group Democracy and Climate Change at the KWI

  • 2008-2011, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Student Scholarship