Thomas Hickmann is a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair of International Politics, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam in Germany. His research focuses on global environmental and development politics, the role and function of transnational actors in world politics, the impact of new modes of governance on public-administrative systems in developing countries, and the interplay of international bureaucracies with sub- and non-state actors.

Thomas teaches at BA and MA level on various topics related to international relations theory and global environmental and development policy-making. Together with Harald Fuhr and Markus Lederer, he co-leads the research project Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State: The Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In September 2015, he was elected a member of the steering committee of the working group Environmental Politics and Global Change of the German Political Science Association (DVPW).

Related Publications

  • Fuhr, Harald, Thomas Hickmann, Kristine Kern. 2018. The Role of Cities in Multi-Level Climate Governance: Local Climate Policies and the 1.5°C Target. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 30:1-6.
  • Hickmann, Thomas, Harald Fuhr, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, Fee Stehle. 2017. Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State: The Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries. Public Administration and Development, 37(5):331-343.
  • “The Reconfiguration of Authority in Global Climate Governance”, International Studies Review 19:3, 2017. pp 430–451. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/vix037
  • “Voluntary Global Business Initiatives and the International Climate Negotiations: A Case Study of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol”, Journal of Cleaner Production 169, 2017, pp.94-104. DOI: 10.106/j.clepro.2017.06.183
  • “Rethinking Authority in Global Climate Governance: How Transnational Climate Initiatives Relate to the International Climate Regime”, London: Routledge’s Research Series in Global Environmental Governance, 2016.
  • “Science-Policy Interaction in International Environmental Politics: An Analysis of the Ozone Regime and the Climate Regime”, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 16:1, 2014, pp. 21-44. DOI: 10.1007/s10018-013-0068-4
  • “Private Authority in Global Climate Governance: The Case of the Clean Development Mechanism”, Climate and Development 5:1, 2013, pp. 46-54. DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2013.768174