Frederic Hanusch

Frederic Hanusch
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen | JLU · Panel on Planetary Thinking

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Writing a book on "Deep-Time Governance" and setting up a "Planetary Scholars and Artists in Residence Program".

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Introduction
Frederic Hanusch is scientific manager of the "Panel on Planetary Thinking" at the Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU), Germany. His research explores the development of democracies in an era of human-caused planetary transformations. He provides analytical foundations for democratic renewal and identify opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. He is working on a Cambridge Element on "Deep-Time Governance". More information can be found at www.hanusch.earth
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - March 2020
IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam
Position
  • Group Leader
October 2017 - March 2018
Universität Heidelberg
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Teaching the MA seminar "Zeit, Demokratie und globaler Wandel [Time, Democracy and Global Change]".
April 2017 - September 2019
Universität Potsdam
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I have co-taught the MA seminar "Nachhaltigkeit und Demokratie [Sustainability and Democracy]".
Education
February 2011 - October 2015
University of Duisburg-Essen
Field of study
  • Political Science
April 2008 - January 2011
Universität Heidelberg
Field of study
  • Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology
September 2007 - March 2008
Universitat Jaume I
Field of study
  • Humanities

Publications

Publications (26)
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Democracy and Climate Change explores the various ways in which democratic principles can lead governments to respond differently to climate change. The election cycle can lead to short-termism, which often appears to be at odds with the long-term nature of climate change, with its latency between cause and effect. However, it is clear that some de...
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The Anthropocene as a new planetary epoch has brought to the foreground the deep-time interconnections of human agency with the earth system. Yet despite this recognition of strong temporal interdependencies, we still lack understanding of how societal and political organizations can manage interconnections that span several centuries and dozens of...
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Planetar denken heißt, die Erde als Planeten ernst nehmen: vom Erdkern bis in den interplanetaren Raum, von der Nanosekunde bis zur Tiefenzeit, vom Elementarteilchen bis zur Erdmasse. Stehen Wechselwirkungen zwischen unserem Heimatplaneten und uns im Zentrum, nimmt ein planetares Wissensparadigma Gestalt an. Es geht einher mit der Relationierung me...
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New laboratory formats worldwide, including policy labs, innovation labs, and living labs, invite political engagement of multiple stakeholders. Although this format shares the basic characteristics with democratic innovations such as citizens’ assemblies, it has yet to be acknowledged by this field of study. This article fills this gap. It finds t...
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Hydrogen futures are in the making right in front of our eyes and will determine socio-ecological path dependencies for decades to come. However, expertise on the societal effects of the hydrogen transition is in its infancy. Future energy research needs to include the social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary studies: energy cultures have...
Technical Report
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In its report ‚Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities‘ (2016), the WBGU examines the transformation of cities towards sustainability. Research has a key role to play in this context, for urban transformation is a societal learning and search process. To give this societal process orientation, the WBGU has developed a ‘no...
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How do time perceptions politicize contestation in the case of climate politics? We argue that across Western Europe and North America, contestation in the climate case and beyond forms along an emerging temporal dividing line. The climate movement’s reference to the scientific understanding of climate with its nonnegotiable timescales is at odds w...
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Extracurricular studies are a way for universities to deal with issues that are relevant for students beyond their individual study programs, such as sustainability or digitization. While the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) provides profound advice for regular study programs on how to reach high levels of student engagement, similar rec...
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Im Jahr 2015 gelang ein historischer Doppelerfolg für die Nachhaltigkeits-und Klimapolitik. Die Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung mit ihren Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) und das Überein-kommen von Paris zum Klimaschutz definieren ein ehrgeiziges globales Zielsystem. Die Gruppe der zwanzig wichtigsten Industrie-und Schwellenländer (G20)...
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ECET – The European Community for Energy Transition is a Vision for an Energy Union which represents an approach directed at transforming Europe into a community that overcomes national borders and deepens democracy. With this new approach to an integrated energy policy we propose the vision of a new community in addition to already existing EU str...
Chapter
This chapter analyses the role which domestic and international norms and their respective socialisation processes play in the determination of a state’s foreign policy. It therefore focuses on the empirical case of US foreign climate policy from its start in 1972 up until 2005. After developing a theoretical framework based on the concept of soci...
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The 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it unmistakeably clear: unacceptable climatic consequences, which are likely to escalate beyond the 2°C guard rail, can only be avoided if further increases in greenhouse-gas concentrations are halted as soon as possible. The WBGU therefore recommends reducing C...
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The year 2015 has special importance for the transformation towards sustainable ­development. New Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are then supposed to ­replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The aim is to offer a new orientation for political action in the coming decades. The WBGU recommends orienting the new catalogue of goals towar...
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Die Entstehung der Kulturwissenschaften hat das Feld der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften in den letzten Jahren gehörig in Bewegung gebracht. Neue transdisziplinäre und zunehmend auch transkulturelle Wissensordnungen bilden sich heraus, eine Vielzahl neuer Studiengänge wurde ins Leben gerufen. Doch was ist eigentlich der Kern der »Kulturwissenscha...

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Projects (2)
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The Democratic (Re)configurations of Sustainability Transformations project explores the conditions and possibilities upon which democratic processes match the scope of the challenges posed by global environmental change.