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Karsten Schulz is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Groningen. The main focus of his current research is on the relationship between climate governance, anticipatory risk management and the governance of emerging technologies such as blockchain and artifical intelligence. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).


  • Schulz, K. and M. Feist (accepted for publication). Leveraging blockchain technology for innovative climate finance under the green climate fund. Earth System Governance Working Paper Series.
  • Schulz, K. and A. Bruns (2019). Cross-movement alliances as a novel form of agency to increase socially just arrangements in urban climate governance. In: van der Heijden, J., H. Bulkeley, C. Certomà (eds.) The politics of urban climate futures: increasing agency and contested empowerment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 98-115.
  • Faling, M., J. Garard, G. Schouten, M. Veeger, J. Vervoort, K. Schulz, L. Rutting (2017). Innovative participatory research methods in Earth System Governance. Annual Review of Social Partnerships 12: 76-80.
  • Patterson, J., K. Schulz, J. Vervoort, S. van der Hel, O. Widerberg, C. Adler, M. Hurlbert, K. Anderton, M. Sethi, A. Barau (2017). Exploring the governance and politics of transformations towards sustainability. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 24: 1-16.
  • Schulz, K. (2017). Decolonising the Anthropocene: the mytho-politics of human mastery. In: Woons, M. and Weier, S. (eds.): Critical epistemologies of global politics. E-International Relations Publishing: Bristol, 46-62. Schulz, K. (2017). Decolonizing political ecology: ontology, technology and ‘critical’ enchantment. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 125-143.
  • Schulz, K. and A. Bruns (2016). Toward a political ecology of biosocial relations. Rethinking the urban water metabolism beyond the city. WaterPower Working Paper, No. 11. Governance and Sustainability Lab. Trier University. Trier.
  • Schulz, K. and R. Siriwardane (2016). The risk frontier: perceiving social transformations in rural and peri-urban West Africa through a territorial lens. In: Yaro, J.A. and Hesselberg, J. (eds.): Adaptation to climate change and variability in rural West Africa. Springer International Publishing: Cham, 171-189.
  • Eguavoen, I., K. Schulz, S. de Wit, F. Weisser and D. Müller-Mahn (2015). Political dimensions of climate change adaptation. Conceptual reflections and African examples. In: W. Leal Filho (ed.): Springer handbook of climate change adaptation. Springer: Berlin and Heidelberg, 1183-1199.
  • Patterson, J., K. Schulz, J. Vervoort, C. Adler, M. Hurlbert, S. van der Hel, A. Schmidt, A. Barau, P. Obani, M. Sethi, N. Hissen, M. Tebboth, K. Anderton, S. Börner and O. Widerberg (2015). Transformations towards sustainability. Emerging approaches, critical reflections, and a research agenda. Earth System Governance Working Paper No. 34, Lund and Amsterdam.
  • Schulz, K. and Siriwardane R. (2015). Depoliticised and technocratic? Normativity and the politics of transformative adaptation. Earth System Governance Working Paper No. 33, Lund and Amsterdam. Schulz, K. (2013). Klima und Entwicklung (climate and development). In: H. Ihne and J. Wilhelm (eds.) Einführung in die Entwicklungspolitik (introduction to development politics). Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (bpb Schriftenreihe Bd. 1338), 126-152.
  • Schulz, K. (2011). Linking land and soil to climate change. The UNCCD in the context of global environmental governance. Tectum: Marburg.


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