Kacper Szulecki (Poland) is Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, and a guest researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Previously, he was a researcher at the Cluster of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Integration” at the University of Konstanz, German, and an intern at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) in Amsterdam. He is also board director of the Environmental Studies and Policy Research Institute (ESPRi), an environmental policy think-tank based in Wroclaw, Poland; as well as an editor of the weekly magazine “Kultura Liberalna” (Poland). He studied political science, international relations, sociology, psychology and linguistics at the universities in Warsaw and Oslo, as well as the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. He holds an M.Sc. degree in international relations (cum laude, 2008) from the VU University Amsterdam, where he submitted a thesis on transnational environmental governance. He received a Ph.D. in the social sciences from the University of Konstanz (summa cum laude, 2012). His research interests include climate and energy policy, environmental governance, transnational social movements and green politics in Central and Eastern Europe.
- ‘Partnerships for sustainable development in the energy sector: explaining variation in their problem-solving effectiveness’, in: Biermann, Frank, Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, and Aysem Mert, Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Emergence, Influence and Legitimacy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012: 88-112. With F. Biermann and P. Pattberg.
- ‘Explaining Variation in the Performance of Energy Partnerships’, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 24(4) October 2011, pp. 713-736. With F. Biermann and P. Pattberg.
- ‘Hijacked Ideas: Human Rights, Peace and Environmentalism in Czechoslovak and Polish Dissident Discourses’, East European Politics and Societies, 25 (2) May 2011, pp. 272 - 295.
- ‘Environmental Peacebuilding: Transnarodowe działania na rzecz ochrony środowiska jako platforma zaawansowanego zapobiegania konfliktom na Bliskim Wschodzie’ [Environemntal peacebuilding: Transnational environmental protection as a platform of advanced conflict prevention in the Middle East], in: Kostecki, Wojciech (ed.). Zaawansowane zapogieganie konfliktom, Warszawa: SWPS/Aspra, 2011: pp. 205-225. With J. Szulecka.
- ‘The River that Divided a Nation: Rhetoric, Activism and the Political Controversy over the Rospuda River Valley in Poland’, ESPRi Working Paper No. 1, ESPRi: Wrocław. February 2010. With J. Ziemińska.
- ‘Konsensus jest możliwy. Do pewnego stopnia’. [Consensus is possible. To some extent], Kultura Liberalna 79 (29), 2010. Editor of the special issue on Green Politics in Poland.
- ‘The Good, the Bad and the Even Worse: Explaining Variation in the Performance of Energy Partnerships’, GLOGOV Working Paper 39, GLOGOV: Amsterdam et al. January 2010. With F. Biermann and P. Pattberg.
- ‘Assessing the Role and Relevance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in Global Sustainability Governance’, in: D. Vollmer (ed.) Enhancing the Effectiveness of Sustainability Partnerships, National Academies Press: Washington D.C (2009): pp. 81-108. With P. Pattberg, S. Chan and A. Mert.
- ‘‹‹Partnerstwa dla zrównoważonego rozwoju›› jako nowa forma współpracy transnarodowej’ [Partnerships for sustainable development as a novel form of transnational cooperation], Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations, 40(3-4), 2009, pp. 91-112.
- ‘From Chernobyl to Żarnobyl: the Polish Green Opposition until 1989 (and beyond)’, in: M. Arndt (ed.) After Chernobyl, Cologne: Böhlau Verlag. Forthcoming 2013.