Carsten Elsner


Carsten Elsner is a Research Associate of the research group “Glocalpower” based at the Political Science Department at the University of Kassel. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Previously he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU). His current research interest evolves around the political economy of energy transitions in Africa, green industrialisation and the role of transnational actors in renewable energy projects.

Research areas:

  • Political Economy of energy transitions
  • Green industrialisation
  • Transnational relationships in renewable energy projects
  • Political Settlements Theory
  • Power relations in global value chains
  • Mixed research methods




    Office address: Untere Königsstr. 71, 34123 Kassel, 2nd floor, room 2002

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