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Thomas Hickmann is a post-doctoral researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. He is involved in the GlobalGoals project focusing on the steering effects of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and in the ENGAGE project which aims at supporting the development of climate policies to deliver on the Paris Agreement. His research interests include theories of international relations, the role and function of transnational actors in world politics, the impact of new governance arrangements on public-administrative systems in the global South, and the interplay of international public agencies with sub-national and non-state actors in global sustainability governance.

Related Publications

  • Hickmann, Thomas, Widerberg, Oscar, Lederer, Markus, Pattberg, Philipp. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat as an Orchestrator in Global Climate Policymaking. International Review of Administrative Sciences (Online First), 2019.
  • Bansard, Jennifer, Hickmann, Thomas, Kern, Kristine. Pathways to Urban Sustainability: How Science Can Contribute to Sustainable Development in Cities. GAIA – Ecological Perspectives on Science & Society 28:2, pp. 112-118, 2019.
  • Hickmann, Thomas, Partzsch, Lena, Pattberg, Philipp, Weiland, Sabine. The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science, New York: Routledge, 2019
  • Fuhr, Harald, Thomas Hickmann, Kristine Kern. The Role of Cities in Multi-Level Climate Governance: Local Climate Policies and the 1.5°C Target. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 30, pp. 1-6, 2018.
  • 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), pp. 331-343.
  • The Reconfiguration of Authority in Global Climate Governance, International Studies Review 19:3, pp 430–451, 2017.
  • Hickmann, Thomas. Voluntary Global Business Initiatives and the International Climate Negotiations: A Case Study of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Journal of Cleaner Production 169, pp.94-104, 2017.
  • Hickmann, Thomas. 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.

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