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Dr. Joshua Philipp Elsässer

Dr. Joshua Philipp Elsässer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, where he previously worked at the former Chair of International Politics. He studied Political Science and English Philology at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Potsdam. Currently, he conducts research for the DFG-funded research project "Institutionalizing Low Carbon Development" (INLOCADE). His PhD project (2018-2023) aimed at analyzing the structure and effectiveness of different interaction mechanisms of and between various intergovernmental treaty secretariats, as well as potential consequences of such interactions for institutional reform in global environmental governance (Grade: summa cum laude). His PhD research was funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation(DBU). Joshua was previously involved with the research project “Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). 

His publications and main research interests generally center around questions of the emergence, interactions, and fragmentation of (international) institutions in global environmental governance.


Phone: +49 331 977 - 3531

Office: August-Bebel-Str. 89, Campus Griebnitzsee, 3.01.268a.