Joshua Elsässer

Joshua Philipp Elsässer is a doctoral researcher and currently works at the Chair of International Politics. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and English Philology at the University of Potsdam. Starting from October 2018, he will work on his PhD project that aims at analyzing the genesis, structure, and effectiveness of the cooperation between various intergovernmental treaty secretariats in global environmental governance.

Joshua has previously been involved with and conducted research for the DFG-funded research project “Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State”. In his master’s thesis, he analyzed the institutional interplay and its resulting inter-relationship between the UN Rio Conventions (UNFCCC, CBD, and UNCCD).

His main research interests include Global Environmental Governance; Complexity in International Relations; International Institutions, Organizations, and Bureaucracies.



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