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Below you can download documents on grading requirements and other teaching related topics. With the exception of the document on dissertations, all documents are in German.

PhD project

Information on doctoral studies can be found under the appropriate tab on the Examination Office I website. All documents are in German.

There you will also find the following forms:

  • Supervision agreement
  • Application for admission to the doctoral examination
  • Written declaration of independent writing
  • Sample for the title page as well as the lettering of the cover and the back of a dissertation

Prof. Doris Fuchs offers to supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses located in the thematic fields below:

  • Sustainable Development
    • Sustainability, Justice and the Good Life
    • Questions of power in/of discourses of sustainability
    • Indicators of sustainable development
  • Non-state Actors in (Global) Governance, especially:
    • the political role of companies
    • the role of religious actors in questions of sustainablity
  • Power
    • Questions of instrumental, structural and/or discursive power of actors and ideas in global governance

Policy fields:

  • Agricultural and Food Policy
  • Environmental Policy (inclusive Climate Policy and Energy Transition)
  • Finance policy

If you wish your thesis to be supervised by Prof. Fuchs, you need to submit an outline presenting your research question, working hypothesis and methodological approach considered (see also “Informationen zur Anfertigung von BA- oder Master-Arbeiten”).

The Team does supervise theses in the following policy fields:

Carolin Bohn

  • Sustainability & Democracy
  • Public participation in the context of sustainability
  • Bioeconomy

Conceptual: participation, virtue, citizenship, freedom

Tobias Gumbert

  • Global Food Policy
  • Global waste and resource policy
  • Environmental policy (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals)
  • East Asian policy

Conceptual: questions concerned with responsibility, freedom, justice, power

Hannah Klinkenborg

  • Faith-based actors and contents in (national/European/international) climate policy

Conceptual: Secularization concepts, role of non-state actors, global governance

Benedikt Lennartz

  • Human Rights
  • Development Policy
  • Economy and sustainability

Conceptual: questions concerned with the role of non-state actors, power (especially of companies), legitimacy, juridification

Anica Roßmöller

  • Faith-based actors in environmental and climate policy
  • Environmental policy (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals)
  • Policy with a focus on India

Conceptual: Diffusion and localization of norms and the role of values, (post)secularization concept

Lena Siepker

  • Citizen participation in the context of public welfare promotion and sustainability transformation

Conceptual: Social and political participation, citizen commitment, common good