Dr. Jens Marquardt is a post-doctoral research associate at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Trained as a political scientist with additional education in Science & Technology Studies (STS), his research interests revolve around environmental governance, climate politics, and development. Jens is particularly interested in questions of power, institutions, and knowledge production related to societal transformations. Before joining the Technical University of Darmstadt, Jens conducted research and worked as a lecturer at Stockholm University, Harvard University, and the University of Halle-Wittenberg.

His research priorities are:

  1. Knowledge, power, and institutions in environmental politics
  2. Climate change visions and imaginaries
  3. Non-state actors and social movements in climate politics

Related publications

  • Marquardt, J., Bäckstrand, K. 2022: Democracy beyond the state: Non-state actors and the legitimacy of climate governance. In Bornemann, B., Knappe, H., Nanz, P. (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability. Abingdon, New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429024085-21
  • Mert, A., Marquardt, J. 2022: Reframing the Anthropocene: Democratic challenges and openings for sustainability. In Bornemann, B., Knappe, H., Nanz, P. (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability. Abingdon, New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429024085-39
  • Marquardt, J., Delina, L., Smits, M. (eds.) 2022: Governing Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Critical Perspectives. Abingdon, New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429324680
  • Marquardt, J., Delina, L. 2021: ‘Making time, making politics: Problematizing temporality in energy and climate studies’, Energy Research and Social Science, 76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102073
  • Marquardt, J., Nasiritousi, N. 2021: ‘Imaginary lock-ins in climate change politics: the challenge to envision a fossil-free future’, Environmental Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2021.1951479
  • Marquardt, J. 2020: ‘Fridays for Future’s disruptive potential: An inconvenient youth between moderate and radical ideas’, Frontiers in Communication. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.00048.
  • Marquardt, J., Delina, L. 2019: ‘Reimagine the future: Linking social mobilization to clean energy initiatives in Southeast Asia’, Energy Research and Social Science, 49, 91-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.10.028
  • Marquardt, J. 2017: ‘Conceptualizing Power in Multi-level Climate Governance’, Journal of Cleaner Production, 154, 167-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.176
  • Marquardt, J. 2017: ‘Central-local Relations and Renewable Energy Policy Implementation in a Developing Country’, Environmental Policy and Governance, 27(3), 229-243. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.1756
  • Marquardt, J. 2017: How power shapes energy transitions in Southeast Asia. A complex governance challenge. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315559261