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Chris Höhne is a postdoctoral researcher at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin. He works in the DFG-Reinhart-Koselleck project “TRANSNORMS”, which investigates the translation of international norms in the policy fields of climate change and human rights.”. Previously, he worked as a research associate in the DFG-funded research project “Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State” at the Technical University of Darmstadt and at the University of Münster. During this time, he was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi, India (2018), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, India (2018), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia (2017), and the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Bogor, Indonesia (2017). His research interests are norm research, global-domestic governance dynamics, climate governance (with a special focus on forest, urban, and energy governance), and governance in the Global South (especially in India and Indonesia).



Höhne, Chris, Christian Kahmann, Mathis Lohaus (2023): “Translating the norm bundle of an international regime: states’ pledges on climate change around the 2015 Paris conference”, in Journal of International Relations and Development, pp. 1-29,

Höhne, Chris (2022): “Norm glocalization: United Nations’ climate change norms and India”, Dissertation defended at Technische Universität Darmstadt, pp. 1-343,

Lederer, Markus, Chris Höhne (2021): “Max Weber in the tropics: How global climate politics facilitates the bureaucratization of forestry in Indonesia”, in Regulation & Governance 15 (1), pp. 133-151.

Lederer, Markus, Chris Höhne, Fee Stehle, Thomas Hickmann, Harald Fuhr (2021): “Multilevel climate governance in Brazil and Indonesia. Domestic pioneership and leadership in the Global South”, in Wurzel, Rüdiger K.W., Mikael Skou Andersen, Paul Tobin (eds.): “Climate Governance across the Globe. Pioneers, Leaders and Followers”, Milton Park: Routledge, pp. 101-119.

Lederer, Markus, Chris Höhne, Guillermo Navarro, Giuseppina Siciliano, Alonso Villalobos (2020): “REDD+ and the State: New Forest Politics in Costa Rica, Vietnam and Indonesia?”, in Sociology 8 (2), pp. 29-49.

Stehle, Fee, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, Chris Höhne (2020): “Urban Climate Politics in Emerging Economies: A Multi-Level Governance Perspective”, in Urbanisation, pp. 1-17,

Stehle, Fee, Chris Höhne, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer (2019): “The Effects of Transnational Municipal Networks on Urban Climate Politics in the Global South”, in Van der Heijden, Jeroen, Harriet Bulkeley, and Chiara Certomà (eds.): “Urban Climate Politics. Agency and Empowerment”, Earth System Governance Series, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 210-230.

Höhne, Chris (2018): “From ‘Talking the Talk’ to ‘Walking the Walk’?: Multi-Level Global Governance of the Anthropocene in Indonesia”, in Hickmann, Thomas, Lena Partzsch, Philipp Pattberg, and Sabine Weiland (eds.): “The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science”, Routledge’s Research Series in Global Environmental Governance, Milton Park: Routledge, pp. 124-145.

Höhne, Chris, Harald Fuhr, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2018): “REDD+ and the Reconfiguration of Public Authority in the Forest Sector: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Brazil”, in Nuesiri, Emmanuel O. (ed.): “Global Forest Governance and Climate Change: Interrogating Representation, Participation, and Decentralization”, Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 203-241.

Hickmann, Thomas, Harald Fuhr, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2017): “Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State: The Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries”, in Public Administration and Development 37 (5), pp. 331–343.

Fuhr, Harald, Thomas Hickmann, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2017): “How Global Climate Governance Initiatives Reconfigure Public Authority in Developing Countries”, in Dolšak, Nives and Aseem Prakash (eds.): “Climate Change and Public Administration: A Blog Commentary Symposium”, in Public Administration Review’s Speak Your Mind, pp. 15-17.

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