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Dr. Chris Höhne

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Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Arbeitsstelle Transnationale Beziehungen, Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik


Researcher in the DFG project "TRANSNORMS"

Ihnestr. 26
Room 203
14195 Berlin

In August 2019, I joined the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science of the Free University of Berlin as a research associate of the DFG-funded Reinhart Koselleck project TRANSNORMS.

From October 2015 until July 2019, I was working as a research associate in the DFG-funded research project "Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State", which was based at the Research Group on International Relations of the Technical University of Darmstadt (Oct 2016 - Jul 2019) and at the Chair for International Governance of the University of Münster (Oct 2015 - Sep 2016). During this research period, I was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in New Delhi, India (2018), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, India (2018), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia (2017), and the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Bogor, Indonesia (2017). Following my undergraduate and graduate studies in Political Science and Economics at the University of Trier, at IEP "Sciences Po" Bordeaux and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I was working at GIZ's Competence Center of Climate Change and as a policy adviser with Thuringia's Ministry of Economic Affairs.


International Studies Association (ISA)

German Political Science Association

Earth System Governance (ESG) Research Fellow Network

Innovations in Climate Governance (INOGOV), Early Career Network


Research interests:

- Norm research
- Governance in the global South
- Multi-level governance dynamics
- Global and domestic climate governance (with a special focus on forest, urban, and energy governance)
- India, Indonesia


Höhne, Chris, Christian Kahmann, Mathis Lohaus (forthcoming): “Continuity and Change in Norm Translations after the Paris Agreement: From First to Second NDCs.” Global Environmental Politics.

Höhne, Chris, Christian Kahmann, Mathis Lohaus (2023): “Normübersetzung und quantitative Textanalyse: Methodenreflektion am Beispiel von globaler Klimapolitik.Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 30(2), 200-212.

Höhne, Chris, Christian Kahmann, Mathis Lohaus (2023): “Translating the norm bundle of an international regime: states’ pledges on climate change around the 2015 Paris conference”, in Journal of International Relations and Development 26 (1), pp. 184-213.

Höhne, Chris (2022): “Norm glocalization: United Nations’ climate change norms and India”, Dissertation defended at Technische Universität Darmstadt, pp. 1-343, https://doi.org/10.26083/tuprints-00022964.

Lederer, Markus, Chris Höhne (2021): “Max Weber in the tropics: How global climate politics facilitates the bureaucratization of forestry in Indonesia”, in Regulation & Governance 15 (1), pp. 133-151.

Lederer, Markus, Chris Höhne, Fee Stehle, Thomas Hickmann, Harald Fuhr (2021): “Multilevel climate governance in Brazil and Indonesia. Domestic pioneership and leadership in the Global South”, in Wurzel, Rüdiger K.W., Mikael Skou Andersen, Paul Tobin (eds.): “Climate Governance across the Globe. Pioneers, Leaders and Followers”, Milton Park: Routledge, pp. 101-119.

Lederer, Markus, Chris Höhne, Guillermo Navarro, Giuseppina Siciliano, Alonso Villalobos (2020): “REDD+ and the State: New Forest Politics in Costa Rica, Vietnam and Indonesia?”, in Sociology 8 (2), pp. 29-49.

Stehle, Fee, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, Chris Höhne (2020): “Urban Climate Politics in Emerging Economies: A Multi-Level Governance Perspective”, in Urbanisation 7 (1_suppl), pp. S9-S25.

Stehle, Fee, Chris Höhne, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer (2019): “The Effects of Transnational Municipal Networks on Urban Climate Politics in the Global South”, in Van der Heijden, Jeroen, Harriet Bulkeley, and Chiara Certomà (eds.): “Urban Climate Politics. Agency and Empowerment”, Earth System Governance Series, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 210-230.

Höhne, Chris (2018): “From ‘Talking the Talk’ to ‘Walking the Walk’?: Multi-Level Global Governance of the Anthropocene in Indonesia”, in Hickmann, Thomas, Lena Partzsch, Philipp Pattberg, and Sabine Weiland (eds.): “The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science, Routledge's Research Series in Global Environmental Governance, Milton Park: Routledge, pp. 124-145.

Höhne, Chris, Harald Fuhr, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2018): “REDD+ and the Reconfiguration of Public Authority in the Forest Sector: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Brazil”, in Nuesiri, Emmanuel O. (ed.): “Global Forest Governance and Climate Change: Interrogating Representation, Participation, and Decentralization”, Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 203-241.

Hickmann, Thomas, Harald Fuhr, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2017): “Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State: The Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries”, in Public Administration and Development 37 (5), pp. 331–343.

Fuhr, Harald, Thomas Hickmann, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2017): “How Global Climate Governance Initiatives Reconfigure Public Authority in Developing Countries”, in Dolšak, Nives and Aseem Prakash (eds.): “Climate Change and Public Administration: A Blog Commentary Symposium”, in Public Administration Review's Speak Your Mind, pp. 15-17.

Conference Papers and Posters

Earth System Governance (ESG): 2017, 2021, 2023

International Studies Association (ISA): 2017, 2021, 2022, 2023

German Political Science Association (DVPW) - Environment Workshop, Section on International Relations’, DVPW Congress: 2017, 2020, 2021, 2023

European International Studies Association (EISA), 2023


‘Innovations in Climate Governance’ (INOGOV): 2017

German Association for Asian Studies (DGA): 2017

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR): 2016       

Berlin Conference on Global Environmental Change: 2016

German Future Earth Summit: 2016