Staff

Manuel Fischer

Dr. Manuel Fischer

Group leader, Cluster: PEGO

Department Environmental Social Sciences

About Me

I am a research group leader in Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (research group 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
Impact of distant socio-ecological systems (telecoupling) on land-use decision-making
What are the biggest obstacles to a better surface water protection during wet-weather?
Social-ecological networks allow for the joint modeling of ecological interdependencies and governance structure.
Policy forums in water and environmental governance

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Fischer, M.; Nguyen, M.; Strande, L. (2019) Context matters: horizontal and hierarchical network governance structures in Vietnam's sanitation sector, Ecology and Society, 24(3), 17 (14 pp.), doi:10.5751/ES-11036-240317, Institutional Repository
Mewhirter, J.; McLaughlin, D. M.; Fischer, M. (2019) The role of forum membership diversity on institutional externalities in resource governance systems, Society and Natural Resources, 32(11), 1239-1257, doi:10.1080/08941920.2019.1646366, Institutional Repository
Bodin, Ö.; Alexander, S. M.; Baggio, J.; Barnes, M. L.; Berardo, R.; Cumming, G. S.; Dee, L. E.; Fischer, A. P.; Fischer, M.; Mancilla Garcia, M.; Guerrero, A. M.; Hileman, J.; Ingold, K.; Matous, P.; Morrison, T. H.; Nohrstedt, D.; Pittman, J.; Robins, G.; Sayles, J. S. (2019) Improving network approaches to the study of complex social–ecological interdependencies, Nature Sustainability, 2(7), 551-559, doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0308-0, Institutional Repository
Lange, K.; Wehrli, B.; Åberg, U.; Bätz, N.; Brodersen, J.; Fischer, M.; Hermoso, V.; Reidy Liermann, C.; Schmid, M.; Wilmsmeier, L.; Weber, C. (2019) Small hydropower goes unchecked, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17(5), 256-257, doi:10.1002/fee.2049, Institutional Repository
Andriamihaja, O. R.; Metz, F.; Zaehringer, J. G.; Fischer, M.; Messerli, P. (2019) Land competition under telecoupling: distant actors' environmental versus economic claims on land in north-eastern Madagascar, Sustainability, 11(3), 851 (24 pp.), doi:10.3390/su11030851, Institutional Repository
Fischer, M.; Maag, S. (2019) Why are cross-sectoral forums important to actors? Forum contributions to cooperation, learning, and resource distribution, Policy Studies Journal, 47(1), 114-137, doi:10.1111/psj.12310, Institutional Repository
Fischer, M.; Varone, F.; Gava, R.; Sciarini, P. (2019) How MPs ties to interest groups matter for legislative co-sponsorship, Social Networks, 57, 34-42, doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2018.12.001, Institutional Repository
Fischer, M.; Angst, M.; Maag, S. (2019) Co-participation in the Swiss water forum network, International Journal of Water Resources Development, 35(3), 446-464, doi:10.1080/07900627.2017.1374929, 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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