Staff

Karin Ingold

Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold

Group leader, Cluster: PEGO

Department Environmental Social Sciences

About Me

Karin Ingold is professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern since August 2011 and is also affiliated to the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change research. She leads the research group of Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (PEGO) affiliated to the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern and the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at EAWAG.

Karin Ingold is Associate Editor for Continental Europe for the Journal of Policy & Politics and in the editorial board of the Policy Studies Journal, Swiss Political Science Review, Connections, and European Policy Analysis Journal. In her research, she is interested in the analysis and design of policy processes and instruments. Through her PhD and recent research, she became a scholar of the Advocacy Coalition Framework and other policy process theories. Methodologically, she mainly developed her skills in the conceptual development and application of social network analysis. Since 2008, she has been a co-organizer of the International Conference on the Application of Social Network Analysis (ASNA), and since 2013 she is in the Scientific Board of the European Conference on Social Network Analysis.

Karin Ingold was born 1978 in Solothurn. She is a political scientist and finished her PhD in political and economic sciences at the University of Geneva in 2007. Her PhD thesis is about the analysis of decision-making mechanisms in the Swiss Climate Policy. From 2008 until 2011, Karin Ingold was a senior researcher and lecturer at the Chair for Environmental Policy and Economics at the ETH Zurich. She was mainly involved in research projects dealing with climate change adaptation in Swiss mountain regions, with the diffusion of innovation in forestry, and moreover with the liberalization of utility sectors in Europe. In Spring 2011, Karin Ingold was a visiting scholar at the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at UC Davis, California, USA. During this short international visit, she developed her skills in the application of social network analysis, regression analysis, and research design of natural resource policy further.


Homepage with further information (University of Bern)

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Projects

Identification and Integration of Fragmented Games in Swiss Water Politics
Effective design of micropollution regulation
Viable future water supply structures in the canton Baselland.
Local climate change adaptation strategies
Coalitions and actor strategies with respect to the issue of hydraulic fracturing in Switzerland and the UK.
Impact of distant socio-ecological systems (telecoupling) on land-use decision-making

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Metz, F.; Leifeld, P.; Ingold, K. (2018) Interdependent policy instrument preferences: a two-mode network approach, Journal of Public Policy, doi:10.1017/S0143814X18000181, Institutional Repository
Weible, C. M.; Ingold, K. (2018) Why advocacy coalitions matter and practical insights about them, Policy & Politics, 46(2), 325-343, doi:10.1332/030557318X15230061739399, Institutional Repository
Angst, M.; Widmer, A.; Fischer, M.; Ingold, K. (2018) Connectors and coordinators in natural resource governance: insights from Swiss water supply, Ecology and Society, 23(2), 1 (15 pp.), doi:10.5751/ES-10030-230201, Institutional Repository
Ingold, K.; Moser, A.; Metz, F.; Herzog, L.; Bader, H.-P.; Scheidegger, R.; Stamm, C. (2018) Misfit between physical affectedness and regulatory embeddedness: thecase of drinking water supply along the Rhine River, Global Environmental Change, 48, 136-150, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.11.006, Institutional Repository
Cairney, P.; Fischer, M.; Ingold, K. (2018) Fracking in the UK and Switzerland: why differences in policymaking systems don’t always produce different outputs and outcomes, Policy & Politics, 46(1), 125-147, doi:10.1332/030557316X14793989976783, Institutional Repository
Metz, F.; Ingold, K. (2017) Politics of the precautionary principle: assessing actors' preferences in water protection policy, Policy Sciences, 50(4), 721-743, doi:10.1007/s11077-017-9295-z, Institutional Repository
Fischer, M.; Ingold, K.; Ivanova, S. (2017) Information exchange under uncertainty: the case of unconventional gas development in the United Kingdom, Land Use Policy, 67, 200-211, doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.05.003, Institutional Repository
Dermont, C.; Ingold, K.; Kammermann, L.; Stadelmann-Steffen, I. (2017) Bringing the policy making perspective in: a political science approach to social acceptance, Energy Policy, 108, 359-368, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.05.062, Institutional Repository
Ingold, K.; Fischer, M.; Cairney, P. (2016) Drivers for policy agreement in nascent subsystems: an application of the advocacy coalition framework to fracking policy in Switzerland and the UK, Policy Studies Journal, 45(3), 442-463, doi:10.1111/psj.12173, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: karin.ingold@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5676
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC E32

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Research Focus

  • Climate Policy design
  • Environmental Policy evaluation
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Energy strategies
  • Policy change and inter-organizational learning

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