Professorship for Governance and Sustainability

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Organisation profile

The focus of our work is on participatory, cooperative and network-like communication and decision-making processes in the context of sustainable development. Problem-oriented, inter- and transdisciplinary research investigates structures, processes, context and results of governance. Our activities contribute to current conceptual debates and develop new methods of empirical research with a focus on the integration of knowledge through comparative and meta-analytical methods.


  • The effectiveness of participation in environmental decision-making processes
  • Collective leraning and social network analysis
  • Environmental and sustainability conflicts: mediation and consensus building
  • Issues of complexity and uncertainty os sustainability
  • Environmental information: monitoring and evaluation
  • Global and multi-level governance and institutional scaling processes
  • Public discourse and the role of the media
  • Transformation and decay of social-ecological systems
  • water resources management, coastal protection and management, land use and reuse of brownfield sites.
  1. 2023
  2. E-pub ahead of print

    Umwelt-Governance und Partizipation

    Rose, M. & Newig, J., 24.02.2023, (E-pub ahead of print) Handbuch Umweltsoziologie. Sonnberger, M., Bleicher, A. & Groß, M. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 16 p.

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksChapter

  3. 2022
  4. E-pub ahead of print

    Toward the sustainability state? Conceptualizing national sustainability institutions and their impact on policy-making

    Mathis, O. L., Rose, M., Newig, J. & Bauer, S., 12.10.2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Environmental Policy and Governance. 12 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Environmental governance in globally telecoupled systems: Mapping the terrain towards an integrated research agenda

    Cotta, B., Coenen, J., Challies, E., Newig, J., Lenschow, A. & Schilling-Vacaflor, A., 01.08.2022, In: Earth System Governance. 13, 16 p., 100142.

    Research output: Journal contributionsScientific review articlesResearch

  6. Published

    Environmental governance of a Belt and Road project in Montenegro – National agency and external influences

    Coenen, J., Newig, J. & Meyfroidt, P., 01.08.2022, In: Land Use Policy. 119, 14 p., 106136.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesResearchpeer-review

  7. Published
  8. Published

    Two degrees and the SDGs: a network analysis of the interlinkages between transnational climate actions and the Sustainable Development Goals

    Coenen, J., Glass, L-M. & Sanderink, L., 01.07.2022, In: Sustainability Science. 17, 4, p. 1489–1510 22 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesResearchpeer-review

  9. Published
  10. Published

    Water, rivers and wetlands: Governance paradigms and principles

    Challies, E. & Newig, J., 25.03.2022, Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, Second Edition. Harris, P. G. (ed.). Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 512-525 14 p.

    Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksChapterpeer-review

  11. Published

    Telecoupling as a framework to support a more nuanced understanding of causality in land system science

    Busck-Lumholt, L. M., Coenen, J., Persson, J., Frohn Pedersen, A., Mertz, O. & Corbera, E., 02.01.2022, In: Journal of Land Use Science. 17, 1, p. 386-406 21 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Case study meta-analysis in the social sciences. Insights on data quality and reliability from a large-N case survey

    Jager, N. W., Newig, J., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E. & von Wehrden, H., 01.01.2022, In: Research Synthesis Methods. 13, 1, p. 12-27 16 p.

    Research output: Journal contributionsJournal articlesResearchpeer-review

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