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Dr. Jens Marquardt

Energy transitions in the Global South

Jens Marquardt’s research deals with issues of energy and development. He is particularly interested in the political dimension of sustainable energy transitions and investigates the role of power in multi-level governance systems.

He received his PhD in Political Science at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) in 2015. His dissertation investigates how power and multi-level governance structures affect renewable energy development in Southeast Asia.

Jens Marquardt teaches about sustainability transitions around the world at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Halle Wittenberg. He was previously employed at the Centre for Sustainability Management in Lüneburg and worked for the German development cooperation agency.

His dissertation was funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). His results were published in various peer-reviewed journals.

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Selected publications

  • Jens Marquardt, Karoline Steinbacher, Miranda Schreurs (2015): Driving Force or Forced Transition? The Role of Development Cooperation in Promoting Energy Transitions in the Philippines and Morocco. Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.080
  • Jens Marquardt (2015): How Transition Management Can Inform Development Aid. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 14: 182–85, doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.11.003
  • Jens Marquardt (2014): How Sustainable Are Donor-Driven Solar Power Projects in Remote Areas? Journal of International Development 26(6): 915–22, doi: 10.1002/jid.3022


Selected teaching