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 an adjunct professor (Titularprofessor) 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

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.
Social-ecological networks for biodiversity enrichment in Human dominated landscapes.
Digitalization is one of the most popular trends in public sector relying on information and communication technologies, internet of things, big data, sensor networks and artificial intelligence.
Policy forums in water and environmental governance

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Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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Sciarini, P.; Fischer, M.; Gava, R.; Varone, F. (2021) The influence of co-sponsorship on MPs' agenda-setting success, Western European Politics, 44(2), 327-353, doi:10.1080/01402382.2019.1697097, Institutional Repository
Pärli, R.; Fischer, M.; Lieberherr, E. (2021) Information exchange networks among actors for the implementation of SDGs, Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 3, 100049 (14 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.crsust.2021.100049, Institutional Repository
Lundsgaard-Hansen, L. M.; Metz, F.; Fischer, M.; Schneider, F.; Myint, W.; Messerli, P. (2021) The making of land use decisions, war, and state, Journal of Land Use Science, doi:10.1080/1747423X.2021.1961897, Institutional Repository
Ingold, K.; Fischer, M.; Christopoulos, D. (2021) The roles actors play in policy networks: Central positions in strongly institutionalized fields, Network Science, 9(2), 213-235, doi:10.1017/nws.2021.1, Institutional Repository
Angst, M.; Mewhirter, J.; McLaughlin, D.; Fischer, M. (2021) Who joins a forum - and who does not? Evaluating drivers of forum participation in polycentric governance systems, Public Administration Review, doi:10.1111/puar.13427, Institutional Repository
Andriamihaja, O. R.; Metz, F.; Zaehringer, J. G.; Fischer, M.; Messerli, P. (2021) Identifying agents of change for sustainable land governance, Land Use Policy, 100, 104882, doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104882, 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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Expert of

environmental policy

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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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