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Karen M. Siegel


I am head of the research group “Transformation and Sustainability Governance in South American Bioeconomies” at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Münster. My research group is part of the interdisciplinary SABio project, funded by the Germany Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. I am interested in the politics of sustainable development, natural resource governance in the global political economy, climate change and bioeconomy, democracy and inclusiveness. Things I enjoy as head of research group are political analysis; leading an international team; intercultural and multilingual knowledge exchange; interdisciplinary research collaboration; international project management; interactive supervision and teaching. My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as World Development, Policy Sciences, Development and Change, and Bulletin of Latin American Research amongst others. My monograph on Regional Environmental Cooperation in South America was published as part of Palgrave Macmillan’s International Political Economy Series. I received my PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow in 2014. Before moving to the University of Münster in 2020, I was a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK.

agrifoodbiodiversityBioeconomyinclusive sustainable developmentregional environmental governanceSDGsSouth Americasustainability transitions

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