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Dr. Florian Weisser

Weisser

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Geographisches Institut
Universität Bonn
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn                                                                                                                                  

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Forschungsschwerpunkte

Forschungsprojekte

Publikationen

Curriculum Vitae


Forschungsschwerpunkte

 
disziplinär: Politische Geographie, Politische Ökologie, Sozialgeographie

konzeptionell: Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorien, Objektgeographien, Politische Philosophie

inhaltlich: Geographien der Natur, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Internationale Beziehungen, Klimawandel

regional: Afrika, Uganda, Klimagipfel

methodisch: Qualitative Methoden, insb. Ethnographie

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Dissertationsprojekt

 

My dissertation was concerned with the spatialities of climate politics in Eastern Africa and Uganda in particular. Critically engaging with recent debates in the social sciences that diagnose the post-political condition of the fight against climate change and its effects, it considered those instances in which predominant ways of governing the predicament are challenged by antagonistic action. It employed the political philosophy of Jacques Rancière and his distinction between 'the political' and 'the police' to investigate the different kinds of disagreement (the ‘political’) with the prevalent practice of mitigating and adapting to climate change (the ‘police’). In doing so, the dissertation made the case for considering climate governance as a spatially dispersed undertaking, enacted at different sites by international organisations, Ugandan state institutions and non-governmental organisations, and local populations and ecosystems. This undertaking is characterised by distinct configurations of the post-political condition of the ‘climate police’ and various forms of disagreement. Rather than considering disagreement as a necessarily conspicuous process, as conceived by Rancière, I argued that in practice, the political moments of challenging the predominant climate police often unfold in the shadows of official representations of the endeavour and therefore need careful ethnographical attention.

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Publikationen

 

Weisser, F., Müller-Mahn, D. (2017) No place for the Political: Micro-geographies of the Paris Climate Conference Antipode 49 (3) 802-820 Link 

Weisser, F. (2015) Efficacious trees and the politics of forestation in Uganda Area 47 (3) 319-326. Link

Eguavoen, I., Schulz, K, de Wit, S., Weisser, F., Müller-Mahn, D. (2015) Political dimensions of climate change adaptation. Conceptual reflections and African examples, in: Filho, W.L. (Ed.), Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation Springer. Berlin, Heidelberg, 1183-1199. Link

Weisser, F. (2014) Powerful, metamorphic, mediative: Trees, climate change and the intricate geographies of objects. Working Papers of the Priority Programme 1448 of the German Research Foundation, Nr. 8, Leipzig and Halle. Link

Weisser, F. (2014) Practices, politics, performativities: Documents in the international negotiations on climate change. Political Geography 40, 46-55. Link

Weisser, F., Bollig, M., Doevenspeck, M., Müller-Mahn, D. (2014) Translating the 'adaptation to climate change' paradigm - the politics of a travelling idea in Africa. The Geographical Journal 180 (2) 111-119. Link

Eguavoen, I., Schulz, K, de Wit, S., Weisser, F., Müller-Mahn, D. (2013) Political dimensions of climate change adaptation. Conceptual reflections and African examples. ZEF Working Paper 120. Bonn. Link

Weisser, F. (2011) Fremde in der eigenen Gesellschaft? Integration von Obdachlosen in Nürnberg, in: Popp, H. (Ed.), Migration und Integration in Deutschland (Bayreuther Kontaktstudium Geographie, Bd. 6). Verlag Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Bayreuth e.V., Bayreuth, 155-167. Link

Müller-Mahn, D., Weisser, F. (2011) Neue Raummuster in kartographischer Darstellung, in: Gebhardt, H., Glaser, R., Radtke, U., Reuber, P. (Eds.), Geographie. Physische Geographie und Humangeographie. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 776-778. 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Seit 10/2013 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der AG Geographische Entwicklungsforschung, Geographisches Institut, Universität Bonn

11/2015 Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. an der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn (summa cum laude)

10/2010-07/2014 Promotionsstudent in der Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), Universität Bayreuth

09/2009-09/2013 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Bevölkerungs- und Sozialgeographie, Universität Bayreuth

10/2003-04/2009 Magisterstudium der Kulturgeographie, Politischen Wissenschaft und Soziologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Magisterarbeit: Organisatorischer Zusammenschluss von Kleinunternehmen in der Abfallwirtschaft Freetowns/Sierra Leone - Potentiale und Grenzen in einem Raum unsicherer institutioneller Konfigurationen; Praktika u. a. im Deutschen Bundestag, GTZ Sierra Leone, GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien

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