Aktuelle Publikationen des Governance & Sustainability Lab   ////   Recent Publications of the Governance & Sustainability Lab


Bartels, L. E.; Mayer, A.; Erb, K.-H. (2017): Exploring potential socio-ecological impacts of changes to the Loliondo Gamed Controlled Area, northern Tanzania: the case of the pastoral village Ololosokwan, Land Use Science 12 (1), pp 87-103

Faling, M.; J. Garard; L. Rutting; G. Schouten; K. Schulz; M. Veeger; J. Vervoort (In Press): Innovative participatory research methods in Earth System Governance. Annual Review of Social Partnerships.

Frick-Trzebitzky, F.; Bruns, A. (2017): Disparities in the implementation gap: adaptation to flood risk in the Densu Delta, Accra, Ghana. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1-16.

Frick-Trzebitzky, F.; Baghel, R.; Bruns, A. (2017): Institutional bricolage and the production of vulnerability to floods in an urbanising delta in Accra. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 26, 57-68

Gerend, J., (2017): The impacts of e-commerce on the high street: Nascent responses in Germany. Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal, 10(3), 266-275.

Gerend, J.; Novak, M. (2017): Planning for retail change: a survey of municipal governments in Washington State. Planning Practice & Research, 32(2), 120-131

Huq, N.; Bruns, A.; Ribbe, L.; Huq, S. (2017): Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services Based Climate Change Adaptation (EbA) in Bangladesh: Status, Challenges and Opportunities. Sustainability, 9(6), 926.

Li, Y.; Qiu, J.; Zhao, B.; Pavao-Zuckerman, M.; Bruns, A.; Qureshi, S.; Zhang, C. (2017): Quantifying urban ecological governance: A suite of indices characterizes the ecological planning implications of rapid coastal urbanization, Ecological Indicators, 72, 225–233.

Nüsser, M.; Baghel, R. (2017): The emergence of technological hydroscapes in the Anthropocene: Socio-hydrology and development paradigms of large dams. In: Warf (Ed.) Handbook on geographies of technology. Edward Elgar Publishing, 287-301

Patterson, J.; K. Schulz; J. Vervoort; S. van der Hel; O. Widerberg; C. Adler, M. Hurlbert, K. Anderton, M. Sethi, A. Barau (2017): Exploring the governance and politics of transformations towards sustainability. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 24, 1-16.

Schulz, K. (2017): Decolonising the Anthropocene: the mytho-politics of human mastery. In: M. Woons and S. Weier (Eds.) Critical epistemologies of global politics. Bristol: E-International Relations Publishing, 46-62.

Schulz, K. (2017): Decolonizing political ecology: ontology, technology and 'critical' enchantment. Journal of Political Ecology 24, 125-143

Wiegleb, V.; Bruns, A. (2017): Hydro-Social Arrangements and Paradigmatic Change in Water Governance: An Analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainability Science.


Alba, R.; Bartels, L. E. (2016): Featuring water infrastructure, service provision and access in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier, WaterPower Working Paper, 6

Alba, R.; Bartels, L. E. (2016): Stakeholder Mapping. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier, WaterPower Working Paper, 12

Alba, R., Bolding A. (2016): IWRM Avant la Lettre? Four Key Episodes in the Policy Articulation of IWRM in Downstream Mozambique. Water Alternatives, 9(3), 549-568.

Alba, R., Bolding, A.; Ducrot, R. (2016): The politics of Water Payments and Stakeholder Participation in the Limpopo River Basin, Mozambique.Water Alternatives, 9(3), 569-587.

Bartels, L. E.;Bruns, A. (2016): Land Disputes and Water Business? The Privatization and Commodification of Land and Water and its hidden Solidarities, Insights from Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Ghana. paper presented at the international conference: Accessing Water in Africa: emerging paradigms between risks, resiliences and new solidarities. 4th – 6th of July 2016, Paris.

Bartels, L. E. (2016): Contested land in Loliondo: the strip along the eastern boarder of the Serengeti National Park between conservation, hunting tourism and pastoralism. In: Niewöhner, J., Bruns, A., Hostert, P., Krüger, T., Nielsen, J.Ø., Haberl, H., Lauk, C., Lutz, J., Müller, D. (Eds.) Land Use Competition. Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives, Springer

Bartels, L. E. (2016): The Uneven Waters of Accra and the concept of Environmental Justice. Towards new pathways of analyzing water inequalities. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier, WaterPower Working Paper, 3

Bolding, A. and Alba, R. (2016): Viewpoint - IWRM and I: A Reflexive Travelogue of the Flows and Practices Research Team. Water Alternatives, 9(3), 662-678.

Bruns, Antje (2016): Wasser- und Bodenschutz in der Landschaftsplanung. In: Wolfgang Riedel, Horst Lange, Eckhard Jedicke und Markus Reinke (Hg.): Landschaftsplanung. 3. Aufl. 2016. s.l.: Springer Spektrum (Springer Reference Naturwissenschaften), S. 411–418.

Bruns, A; Krueger, T.; Lankford, B.; Frick, F.; Grasham, C.; Spitzbart-Glasl, C. (2016): A Water Perspective on Land Competition. In: Jörg Niewöhner, Antje Bruns, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krueger, Ø. Jonas Nielsen, Helmut Haberl et al. (Hg.): Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 313–332.

Krueger, T.; Maynard, Carly; Carr, Gemma; Bruns, Antje; Mueller, Eva Nora; Lane, Stuart (2016): A transdisciplinary account of water research. In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water.

Müller, D.; Haberl, H.; Bartels, L. E.; Baumann, M.; Beckert, M.; Levers, C.; Schierhorn, F.; Zscheischler, J.; Havlik, P.; Hostert, P.; Mertz, O.; Smith, P. (2016): Competition for land-based ecosystem services: Trade-offs and synergies. In: Niewöhner, J., Bruns, A., Hostert, P., Krüger, T., Nielsen, J.Ø., Haberl, H., Lauk, C., Lutz, J., Müller, D. (Eds.) Land Use Competition. Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives, Springer

Schulz, Karsten; Siriwardane, Rapti (2016): The Risk Frontier: Perceiving Social Transformations in Rural and Peri-urban West Africa Through a Territorial Lens. In: Joseph A. Yaro und Jan Hesselberg (Hg.): Adaptation to climate change and variability in rural west africa. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer, S. 171–189.


Demenge, Jonathan; Alba, Rossella; Welle, Katharina; Manjur, Kebede; Addisu, Alemu; Mehta, Lyla; Woldearegay, Kifle (2015): Multifunctional Roads The Potential Effects of Combined Roads and Water Harvesting Infrastructure on Livelihoods and Poverty in Ethiopia. In: Journal of Infrastructure Development 7 (2), S. 165–180.

Eguavoen, Irit; Schulz, Karsten; Wit, Sara de; Weisser, Florian; Müller-Mahn, Detlef (2015): Political Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation: Conceptual Reflections and African Examples. In: Walter Leal Filho (Hg.): Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Berlin, Heidelberg, s.l.: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, S. 1183–1199.

Exner, Andreas; Bartels, Lara E.; Windhaber, Markus; Fritz, Steffen; See, Linda; Politti, Emilio; Hochleithner, Stephan (2015): Constructing landscapes of value. Capitalist investment for the acquisition of marginal or unused land—The case of Tanzania. In: Land Use Policy 42, S. 652–663. 

Patterson, James, Schulz, Karsten, Vervoort, Joost, Adler, Carolina, Hurlbert, Margot, van der Hel, Sandra, Schmidt, Andreas, Barau, Aliyu, Obani, Pedi, Sethi, Mahendra, Hissen, Nina, Tebboth, Mark, Anderton, Karen, Börner, Susanne and Widerberg, Oscar (2015): ‘Transformations towards sustainability’. Emerging approaches, critical reflections, and a research agenda. Hg. v. Earth System Governance Project. Lund and Amsterdam (ESG Working Paper, 34).

Schulz, Karsten; Siriwardane, Rapti (2015): Depoliticized and technocratic? Normativity and the politics of transformative adaptation. Hg. v. Earth System Governance Project. Lund and Amsterdam (ESG Working Paper, 33).


Bartels, L. E. (2014): Socio-Ecological Impacts of Land Grabbing for Nature Conservation on a Pastoral Community: A HANPP-based Case Study in Ololosokwan Village, Northern Tanzania,
Social Ecology Working Paper 149

Mehta, Lyla; Alba, Rossella; Bolding, Alex; Denby, Kristi; Derman, Bill; Hove, Takunda et al. (2014): The politics of IWRM in Southern Africa. In: International Journal of Water Resources Development 30 (3), S. 528–542.



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