BOOKS

HANUSCH & BIERMANN

THE POLITICS OF DEEP TIME

work in progress: under contract with Cambridge University Press

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 societies can deal with interconnections that span several centuries or millennia and dozens of generations. Our book aims to provide an inspiring exploration, conceptualization and first systematization of what we call deep-time governance: governance that lasts over very long periods of time to address deep-time challenges.

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HANUSCH & LEGGEWIE

PLANETARY PARADIGM

work in progress: under contract with Cambridge University Press

We aim to develop the notion of an emerging paradigm which we call “planetary thinking”. Within Earth System Governance research, the notion of the planetary is used widely, ranging from planetary justice to planetary earth law. Yet, we miss a conceptualization that outlines the “planet” as a category distinct from often interchangeably used notions of “earth”, “globe” or “world”. Our Element aims to change this. Planetary thinking depicts the widened worldview that is beginning to take shape: a new, transgressive form of thought which we trace in its development, systematize, exemplify and discuss with regard to its potential consequences for societal and political action.

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HANUSCH, LEGGEWIE & MEYER 2021

PLANETAR DENKEN: EIN EINSTIEG

Bielefeld: transcript.

This German book compiles the various roots of what we identify as an emerging planetary paradigm. Social thought recognizes that societies do not live on but are part of a planet; as the planet is ever-changing, so too are the relations societies create with it. Building on the German book, we are currently writing a short English one (under contract with Cambridge University Press, see above).

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HANUSCH 2018

DEMOCRACY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

London/New York: Routledge

The book investigates how democratic quality influences climate performance based on a mixed-methods study. It is shown that - in most cases - more democratic quality leads to better climate performance of established democracies.

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ARTICLES & CHAPTERS

MORÁN & HANUSCH

THE POTENTIAL OF PLURALIZING PARTICIPATION?­ THE CONSULTATION PROCESSES IN SANTA MARÍA CAHABÓN

work in progress

HANUSCH & MORÁN

LEAPFROGGING DEMOCRATIZATION

work in progress

HANUSCH, BAUER, HARTL, FINKELSTEIN & LEGGEWIE

PLANETARE WALDPOLITIK

under review

HANUSCH & LEGGEWIE

THOUGHT

to be published in Wallenhorst & Wulf (eds.): Handbook of the Anthropocene. Basingstoke: Springer Nature.

HANUSCH & LEGGEWIE

AGENDA

to be published in Wallenhorst & Wulf (eds.): Handbook of the Anthropocene. Basingstoke: Springer Nature.

HANUSCH & MEISCH 2022

THE TEMPORAL CLEAVAGE: THE CASE OF POPULIST RETROTOPIA VS. CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Environmental Politics. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2022.2044691

HANUSCH 2021

EMBEDDEDNESS AS AN INTEGRATIVE QUALITY ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR STUDENT-CENTERED EXTRACURRICULAR STUDIES

HINT – Heidelberg Inspirations for Innovative Teaching. 2:2, 93-117. DOI: 10.11588/hint.2021.1.84509

ASENBAUM & HANUSCH 2021

(DE)FUTURING DEMOCRACY: LABS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND ATELIERS AS DEMOCRATIC INNOVATIONS

Futures. Volume 134, December 2021, 102836. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2021.102836

HANUSCH & SCHAD 2021

HYDROGEN RESEARCH: TECHNOLOGY FIRST, SOCIETY SECOND?

GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society. 30:2, 82-86. DOI: 10.14512/gaia.30.2.5

HANUSCH 2020

DEMOKRATIE UND KLIMAWANDEL

Demokratie gegen Menschenfeindlichkeit. 5:2, 18-21.

HANUSCH & BIERMANN 2020

DEEP-TIME ORGANIZATIONS: LEARNING INSTITUTIONAL LONGEVITY FROM HISTORY

The Anthropocene Review. 7:1, 19-41. DOI: 10.1177/2053019619886670

LEGGEWIE, HANUSCH, SCHMITT & REICHER 2016

EINLEITUNG

in Leggewie, Reicher & Schmitt (eds.): Geschichten einer Region. AgentInnen des Wandels für ein nachhaltiges Ruhrgebiet. Dortmund: Kettler, 8-17.

HANUSCH 2015

THE ROLE OF NORMS FOR U.S. FOREIGN CLIMATE POLICY

in Sommer (ed.): Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 77-105. DOI: 10.1163/9789004300712_005

HANUSCH 2014

ZUR FEINDSCHAFT ZWISCHEN ERKENNTNISFORTSCHRITT UND PLAGIARISMUS

Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol) 23:4, 627-638. DOI: 10.5771/1430-6387-2013-4-627

HANUSCH & MÜNGERSDORFF 2012

KARL POLANYI: THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION

in: Leggewie, Zifonun, Lang, Siepmann & Hoppen (eds.): Schlüsselwerke der Kulturwissenschaften, Bielefeld: transcript, 274-276.

HANUSCH, MÜNGERSDORFF & VOSS 2012

KLIMAWANDEL ALS CHANCE FÜR MEHR DEMOKRATIE 

in: Kirchlicher Herausgeberkreis Jahrbuch Gerechtigkeit (eds.): Jahrbuch Gerechtigkeit V. Menschen, Klima, Zukunft, Glashütten: C & P Verlagsgesellschaft, 130-137.

FISCHER, HANUSCH, HÖRISCH, LÖW, RAECKE, SCHÖNEBORN & ZECH 2010

ÖKOSOZIAL IST SEXY - ÜBER DIE SOZIALE DIMENSION DER UMWELTPOLITIK

Neue Gesellschaft Frankfurter Hefte 57:5, 44-47.

 

POLICY REPORTS

WBGU (CO-AUTHOR) 2016

DEVELOPMENT AND JUSTICE THROUGH TRANSFORMATION: THE FOUR BIG ‘I’S

Berlin: WBGU

2015 saw a historic double success for sustainability and climate policy. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement on climate protection establish a system of ambitious policy goals for the world. The group of twenty major industrialized and emerging economies (G20) now needs to resolutely advance implementation of both agreements, seizing the opportunity of this ‘Great Transformation’ to sustainability as a unique modernization project that offers substantial economic development opportunities. Complete decarbonization of the world economy by 2070 at the latest can only be achieved by profoundly transforming energy systems and other high-emissions infrastructures. This transformation could inspire Innovation and channel Investment into sustainability and climate protection, e.g. into sustainable Infrastructures that need to be established and expanded. At the same time, the transformation could combat inequality and promote Inclusion within societies and globally, thus becoming an equity project. The G20, as a central global actor, should specifically promote the Four Big ‘I’s of sustainability and climate policy to ensure that conflicts over resources and their distribution are defused and international crises avoided. Sustainable development, and in particular global climate protection, is currently the only ambitious undertaking that involves all the world’s nations and resulted in a global consensus. Achievements in this enormous, complex policy field enable countries to establish mutual trust, making the ‘Great Transformation’ to sustainability also a peace project.

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WBGU (CO-AUTHOR) 2016

HUMANITY ON THE MOVE: UNLOCKING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF CITIES.

Berlin: WBGU

What kind of homes should people live in? Where can they settle? How close may their neighbours encroach on them? These questions are as old as our civilization, but in the 21st century they are being asked in a new way. Because this century is characterized by a contradiction dynamic that eclipses much of our previous experience of social change: rapidly growing populations in many developing countries versus shrinking populations in some industrialized countries; the enrichment of tiny elites versus the ongoing economic marginalization of the majority; guarded luxury real estate surrounded by squalid, poor neighbourhoods in many megacities; improved access to basic supplies and services for billions of Earth dwellers, while at the same time their long-term life-support systems are being destroyed by resource looting, climate change and environmental pollution. The present report outlines the special challenges and opportunities faced in this century by cities from the perspective of the necessary transformation towards sustainability. One characteristic feature of the debate on the search for solutions is the enormous diversity of instruments and solution pathways. Consequently, there can be no blueprint for sustainable urban development.

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MÜNGERSDORFF, HANUSCH, SCHAD, SCHMITT, SCHÖNBORN, SIEPMANN & VOSS 2015

BUILDING EUROPE‘S (ENERGY) FUTURE. A MANIFESTO FOR A EUROPEAN COMMUNITY FOR ENERGY TRANSITION.

Essen: Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI)

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 structures. ECET does not aim at replacing those structures but provides space for new ideas and possibilities especially on behalf of the belief in a “generalisation of interests” by finding “solutions without borders”.

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WBGU (CO-AUTHOR) 2014

CLIMATE PROTECTION AS A WORLD CITIZEN MOVEMENT.

Berlin: WBGU

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 CO2 emissions from fossil fuels to zero by 2070 at the latest. This policy goal is both ambitious and incisive, because 'the zero target must be reached' by every country, every municipality, every company and every citizen if the world as a whole is to become climate-neutral. However, the 2°C line can only be held if a large proportion of stakeholders – especially the OECD countries – start reducing their emissions much earlier. Global society as a whole has only a very limited carbon budget at its disposal; emissions should therefore peak by 2020 if possible, or in the third decade at the latest. In this report the WBGU outlines a two-pronged strategy for global climate protection based on interaction between multilateralism and civil society. To achieve this, on the one hand the Paris Climate Agreement targeted for late 2015 should exhibit certain characteristics set out by the WBGU. In particular, a process should be agreed to ensure compliance with the 2°C guard rail. On the other hand, all social actors should make their specific contributions towards decarbonization. In this way, an intricate responsibility architecture for the future of our planet can emerge in which vertical delegating and horizontal engagement are not contradictions, but complementary factors that reinforce each other.

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WBGU (CO-AUTHOR) 2014

HUMAN PROGRESS WITHIN PLANETARY GUARD RAILS. A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SDG DEBATE.

Berlin: WBGU

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 towards the key message of the 1992 Earth Summit: that development and environmental protection must be considered together and do not contradict each other. The SDGs should not be reduced to poverty eradication, but must address all dimensions of sustainable development. In particular, global environmental change must be incorporated, otherwise even poverty eradication will become ­impossible. Up to now, too little attention has been paid to this link in the ongoing discourse on SDGs. Although many reports mention the concept of planetary guard rails or planetary boundaries, they do not back this up with specific targets. The WBGU ­presents recommendations on how guard rails for global environmental problems should be incorporated in the SDG catalogue and operationalized by means of ­corresponding targets.

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