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Welcome to the website of the Section “International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance”!

If you are interested in research and teaching on European and International Agricultural and Environmental Policy and Governance and a critical evaluation of its impacts on regional and local social-ecological food systems and the natural environment then you visited the right place. In order to address these topics under the overarching frame of Ecological Economics we use institutional economics and political science approaches as well as approaches drawing on critical geography. Current research foci are:

Substance:
European Agricultural and Environmental Policy with specific consideration of Organic Agriculture

Water management, biodiversity management, climate change adaptation, pastoralism, institutional aspects of transformations of land use

Conceptual:
The development of the concept of polycentricity for the analysis of governance in the agricultural and environmental sectors

Methods:
Comparative research relying on multiple methods

We hope you find this website useful. Please, contact us in case of further queries.

Andreas Thiel on polycentricity-related research on agri-environmenal issues: