Staff

Manuel Fischer

Dr. Manuel Fischer

Group leader, Cluster: PEGO

Department Environmental Social Sciences

About Me

I am a group leader and researcher (tenure track) in the cluster Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (PEGO) at the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at Eawag, and a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, University of Bern.

My research analyzes governance arrangements, decision-making processes and political networks, with a focus on water and environmental issues.  

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Projects

Identification and Integration of Fragmented Games in Swiss Water Politics
Challenges of (mis)fit between collaborative governance systems and aquatic ecosystems
Impact of distant socio-ecological systems (telecoupling) on land-use decision-making
Coalitions and actor strategies with respect to the issue of hydraulic fracturing in Switzerland and the UK.
The goal of this work is to conduct a meta-analysis of a wide set of cases towards the following overarching research goal: What factors determine water recycling rates?
Policy forums in water and environmental governance

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

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
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
Jiang, D.; Fischer, M.; Huang, Z.; Kunz, N. (2017) Identifying drivers of China's provincial wastewater reuse outcomes using qualitative comparative analysis, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 22(2), 369-376, doi:10.1111/jiec.12584, 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
Fischer, M.; Angst, M.; Maag, S. (2018) Co-participation in the Swiss water forum network, International Journal of Water Resources Development, xx, doi:10.1080/07900627.2017.1374929, Institutional Repository
Fischer, M.; Schläpfer, I. (2017) Metagovernance and policy forum outputs in Swiss environmental politics, Environmental Politics, 26(5), 870-892, doi:10.1080/09644016.2017.1284981, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: manuel.fischer@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

  • Governance and decision-making
  • Political networks
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Water governance
  • Environmental and energy politics
  • Swiss Politics

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