Dr. Elisa Dorothea Kochskämper
Research Associate | Politics and Planning

Elisa Kochskämper has been a research associate in the Urban Sustainability Transformations research group (formerly: Institutional Change and Regional Commons research unit) since October 2019. From December 2020 to the end of 2021, she led the Institute's own flagship project "Critical Infrastructures. The political construction, spatiality and governance of criticality". The focus of her research is urban climate politics, in particular climate adaptation, urban resilience and processes of political perpetuation.

Elisa Kochskämper studied political science at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität Munich (2005-2011) and Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico (2008/2009). She completed her doctorate at Leuphana University Lüneburg (2014-2020, Dr. rer. Pol.). There she was also employed as a research assistant since 2013 and conducted research in particular on environmental and water policy. In her doctoral thesis, she investigated the potential environmental impacts of different learning modes and mechanisms for water governance.  Prior to her academic career, she worked as a junior consultant for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the National Water Agency at the Ministry of Environment of Mexico (2011/2012). She is currently completing her habilitation at the Department of Political Science at the Freie Universiät Berlin.

Projects

Ongoing Lead Projects

The lead project aims to understand the political construction and governance of critical infrastructures in relation to their spatiality. Infrastructures are increasingly viewed in terms of their vulnerability to disruption and the resulting security risks. Political resources are devoted to adequately securing "critical infrastructures" such as water supply and energy networks. <br/>But which infrastructures are considered critical and why? The perception and governance of infrastructures are particularly relevant for cities due to their high concentration of people, infrastructure, economic and cultural assets. Accordingly, urban climate adaptation, which seeks to prepare for disruptions such as extreme weather events, and the digitalisation of urban infrastructures, as a potential improvement tool but also as a possible new source of uncertainty for infrastructure networks, serve as fields of investigation.<br/> more info

Ongoing Cross-departmental Projects

The bridge project "Disruption and spatial development: concepts on spatio-temporal dynamics, modes of perception and strategies of action" continues the conceptual elaboration of the disruption heuristic, uses it to interpret empirical findings in the lead project research (and beyond) and, conversely, incorporates suggestions from the empirical research of the lead projects into the further conceptual development. more info

Selected Publications by Year

2022
Jager, N. W., Newig, J., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., & von Wehrden, H. (2022). Case Study Meta-analysis in the Social Sciences: Insights on Data Quality and Reliability from a Large-N Case Survey. Research Synthesis Methods, 13(1), 12-27. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1514
2021
Kochskämper, E., Koontz, T. M., & Newig, J. (2021). Systematic Learning in Water Governance: Insights from Five Local Adaptive Management Projects for Water Quality Innovation. Ecology and Society, 26(1), [22]. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12080-260122
Witting, A., Brandenstein, F., & Kochskämper, E. (2021). Evaluating Learning Spaces in Flood Risk Management in Germany: Lessons for Governance Research. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 14(2), [e12682]. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12682
Gollata, J., Kochskämper, E., Jager, N. W., & Newig, J. (2021). Participation in Multi-Level Policy Implementation: Exploring the Influence of Governance Culture. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 64(14), 2593-2617. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1876002
Kochskämper, E., & Newig, J. (2021). Water Policy and Governance in Transition: The EU Water Framework Directive. In J. Baird, & R. Plummer (Eds.), Water Resilience: Management and Governance in Times of Change (pp. 23-40). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48110-0
2020
Jager, N. W., Newig, J., Challies, E., & Kochskämper, E. (2020). Pathways to Implementation: Evidence on How Participation in Environmental Governance Impacts on Environmental Outcomes. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 30(3), 383-399. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muz034
Rimmert, M., Baudoin, L., Cotta, B., Kochskämper, E., & Newig, J. (2020). Participation in River Basin Planning Under the Water Framework Directive – Has it Benefitted Good Water Status? Water Alternatives, 13(3), 484-512. http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/alldoc/articles/vol13/v13issue3/589-a13-3-7/file
2019
Newig, J., Jager, N. W., Kochskämper, E., & Challies, E. (2019). Learning in participatory environmental governance – its antecedents and effects: Findings from a case survey meta-analysis . Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 21(3), 213-227. https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2019.1623663
2018
Kochskämper, E., Jager, N. W., Challies, E., & Newig, J. (Eds.) (2018). Participation for Effective Environmental Governance? Evidence from Implementing the European Water Framework Directive. (Earthscan Studies in Water Resources Management). Routledge.
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., Kochskämper, E., & Adzersen, A. (2018). The Environmental Performance of Participatory and Collaborative Governance: A Framework of Causal Mechanisms. Policy Studies Journal, 46(2), 269 - 297. https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12209
Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., & Jager, N. W. (2018). Researching participation in environmental governance through the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive. In Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation. (pp. 3 - 10). Routledge.
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Kochskämper, E. (2018). Concepts: How participation leads to effective environmental governance. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation Routledge.
Jager, N. W., Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., & Newig, J. (2018). Paired case research design and mixed-methods approach. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation. (pp. 28 - 36). Routledge.
Schütze, N., & Kochskämper, E. (2018). Stakeholder involvement for Water Framework Directive implementation in Germany: Three case studies from Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation. (pp. 39 - 63). Routledge.
Kochskämper, E., & Ballester, A. (2018). Stakeholder and citizen involvement for Water Framework Directive implementation in Spain: Three case studies from Andalusia, Cantabria and Catalonia. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation (pp. 64 - 89). Routledge.
Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Newig, J. (2018). Impact of participation on sustainable water management planning: Comparative analysis of eight cases. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation (pp. 117 - 148). Routledge.
Kochskämper, E., Jager, N. W., Newig, J., & Challies, E. (2018). Participation and Effective Environmental Governance: Causal mechanisms, and beyond. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation (pp. 149 -159). Routledge.
2017
Challies, E., Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., & Jager, N. W. (2017). Governance Change and Governance Learning in Europe: Stakeholder participation in environmental policy implementation. Policy and Society , 36(2), 288 - 303. https://doi.org/10.1080/14494035.2017.1320854
2016
Challies, E., Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., Thaler, T., & Levin-Keitel, M. (Eds.) (2016). Contributions of Participatory and Collaborative Governance to Sustainable Flood Risk Management.
Challies, E., Newig, J., Thaler, T., Kochskämper, E., & Levin-Keitel, M. (2016). Participatory and collaborative governance for sustainable flood risk management: An emerging research agenda. Environmental Science and Policy, 55(2), 275 - 280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.09.012
Jager, N. W., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., Newig, J., Benson, D., Blackstock, K., Collins, K., Ernst, A., Evers, M., Feichtinger, J., Fritsch, O., Gooch, G., Grund, W., Hedelin, B., Hernández-Mora, N., Hüesker, F., Huitema, D., Irvine, K., Klinke, A., ... von Korff, Y. (2016). Transforming European Water Governance? Participation and River Basin Management under the EU Water Framework Directive in 13 Member States. Water, 8(4), [156]. https://doi.org/10.3390/w8040156
Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., Newig, J., & Jager, N. W. (2016). Participation for effective environmental governance? Evidence from Water Framework Directive implementation in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. . Journal of Environmental Management, 181, 737 - 748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.007
Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., & Jager, N. W. (2016). Exploring governance learning: How policymakers draw on evidence, experience and intuition in designing participatory flood risk planning. Environmental Science and Policy, 55, 353 - 360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.07.020
2014
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Kochskämper, E. (2014). What role for public participation in implementing the EU Floods Directive? A comparison with the Water Framework Directive, early evidence from Germany and a research agenda. . Environmental Policy and Governance, 24(4), 275 - 288. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.1650
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Kochskämper, E. (2014). Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung und EU Hochwasserrisikomanagement-Richtlinie. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 58(6), 275 - 288.
2012
Kochskämper, E. (2012). Hacia un posicionamiento de gobernanza del agua en México.
2010
Maihold, G., Müller, S., & Kochskämper, E. (2010). Brasilien und Mexiko als "emerging donors" in Haiti. https://www.swp-berlin.org/publikation/emerging-donors-brasilien-und-mexiko/

Selected Publications by Type

Monograph
Kochskämper, E., Jager, N. W., Challies, E., & Newig, J. (Eds.) (2018). Participation for Effective Environmental Governance? Evidence from Implementing the European Water Framework Directive. (Earthscan Studies in Water Resources Management). Routledge.
Kochskämper, E. (2012). Hacia un posicionamiento de gobernanza del agua en México.
Journal Issue / Special Issue
Challies, E., Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., Thaler, T., & Levin-Keitel, M. (Eds.) (2016). Contributions of Participatory and Collaborative Governance to Sustainable Flood Risk Management.
Journal Article
Jager, N. W., Newig, J., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., & von Wehrden, H. (2022). Case Study Meta-analysis in the Social Sciences: Insights on Data Quality and Reliability from a Large-N Case Survey. Research Synthesis Methods, 13(1), 12-27. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1514
Kochskämper, E., Koontz, T. M., & Newig, J. (2021). Systematic Learning in Water Governance: Insights from Five Local Adaptive Management Projects for Water Quality Innovation. Ecology and Society, 26(1), [22]. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12080-260122
Witting, A., Brandenstein, F., & Kochskämper, E. (2021). Evaluating Learning Spaces in Flood Risk Management in Germany: Lessons for Governance Research. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 14(2), [e12682]. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12682
Gollata, J., Kochskämper, E., Jager, N. W., & Newig, J. (2021). Participation in Multi-Level Policy Implementation: Exploring the Influence of Governance Culture. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 64(14), 2593-2617. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1876002
Jager, N. W., Newig, J., Challies, E., & Kochskämper, E. (2020). Pathways to Implementation: Evidence on How Participation in Environmental Governance Impacts on Environmental Outcomes. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 30(3), 383-399. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muz034
Rimmert, M., Baudoin, L., Cotta, B., Kochskämper, E., & Newig, J. (2020). Participation in River Basin Planning Under the Water Framework Directive – Has it Benefitted Good Water Status? Water Alternatives, 13(3), 484-512. http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/alldoc/articles/vol13/v13issue3/589-a13-3-7/file
Newig, J., Jager, N. W., Kochskämper, E., & Challies, E. (2019). Learning in participatory environmental governance – its antecedents and effects: Findings from a case survey meta-analysis . Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 21(3), 213-227. https://doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2019.1623663
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., Kochskämper, E., & Adzersen, A. (2018). The Environmental Performance of Participatory and Collaborative Governance: A Framework of Causal Mechanisms. Policy Studies Journal, 46(2), 269 - 297. https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12209
Challies, E., Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., & Jager, N. W. (2017). Governance Change and Governance Learning in Europe: Stakeholder participation in environmental policy implementation. Policy and Society , 36(2), 288 - 303. https://doi.org/10.1080/14494035.2017.1320854
Challies, E., Newig, J., Thaler, T., Kochskämper, E., & Levin-Keitel, M. (2016). Participatory and collaborative governance for sustainable flood risk management: An emerging research agenda. Environmental Science and Policy, 55(2), 275 - 280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.09.012
Jager, N. W., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., Newig, J., Benson, D., Blackstock, K., Collins, K., Ernst, A., Evers, M., Feichtinger, J., Fritsch, O., Gooch, G., Grund, W., Hedelin, B., Hernández-Mora, N., Hüesker, F., Huitema, D., Irvine, K., Klinke, A., ... von Korff, Y. (2016). Transforming European Water Governance? Participation and River Basin Management under the EU Water Framework Directive in 13 Member States. Water, 8(4), [156]. https://doi.org/10.3390/w8040156
Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., Newig, J., & Jager, N. W. (2016). Participation for effective environmental governance? Evidence from Water Framework Directive implementation in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. . Journal of Environmental Management, 181, 737 - 748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.007
Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., & Jager, N. W. (2016). Exploring governance learning: How policymakers draw on evidence, experience and intuition in designing participatory flood risk planning. Environmental Science and Policy, 55, 353 - 360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.07.020
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Kochskämper, E. (2014). What role for public participation in implementing the EU Floods Directive? A comparison with the Water Framework Directive, early evidence from Germany and a research agenda. . Environmental Policy and Governance, 24(4), 275 - 288. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.1650
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Kochskämper, E. (2014). Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung und EU Hochwasserrisikomanagement-Richtlinie. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 58(6), 275 - 288.
Contribution to Anthology
Kochskämper, E., & Newig, J. (2021). Water Policy and Governance in Transition: The EU Water Framework Directive. In J. Baird, & R. Plummer (Eds.), Water Resilience: Management and Governance in Times of Change (pp. 23-40). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48110-0
Newig, J., Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., & Jager, N. W. (2018). Researching participation in environmental governance through the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive. In Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation. (pp. 3 - 10). Routledge.
Newig, J., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Kochskämper, E. (2018). Concepts: How participation leads to effective environmental governance. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation Routledge.
Jager, N. W., Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., & Newig, J. (2018). Paired case research design and mixed-methods approach. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation. (pp. 28 - 36). Routledge.
Schütze, N., & Kochskämper, E. (2018). Stakeholder involvement for Water Framework Directive implementation in Germany: Three case studies from Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation. (pp. 39 - 63). Routledge.
Kochskämper, E., & Ballester, A. (2018). Stakeholder and citizen involvement for Water Framework Directive implementation in Spain: Three case studies from Andalusia, Cantabria and Catalonia. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation (pp. 64 - 89). Routledge.
Kochskämper, E., Challies, E., Jager, N. W., & Newig, J. (2018). Impact of participation on sustainable water management planning: Comparative analysis of eight cases. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation (pp. 117 - 148). Routledge.
Kochskämper, E., Jager, N. W., Newig, J., & Challies, E. (2018). Participation and Effective Environmental Governance: Causal mechanisms, and beyond. In E. Kochskämper, E. Challies, N. W. Jager, & J. Newig (Eds.), Participation for Effective Environmental Governance: Evidence from European Water Framework Directive Implementation (pp. 149 -159). Routledge.
Press releases
Maihold, G., Müller, S., & Kochskämper, E. (2010). Brasilien und Mexiko als "emerging donors" in Haiti. https://www.swp-berlin.org/publikation/emerging-donors-brasilien-und-mexiko/

Talks

2022
Resilient and sustainable? Climate change adaptation strategies in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative over time and space.

IOER Annual Conference 2022

October/22/2022

Resilient and sustainable? Adaptation strategies in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative

2022 Toronto Conference on Earth System Governance

October/21/2022

Resilient and sustainable? Adaptation strategies in the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative.

October/10/2022

Resilient and sustainable? Climate change adaptation strategies in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative over time and space.

ECPR General Conference 2022

August/24/2022
Innsbruck, Austria

2021
Digitalisation Between the Promise of Effectiveness and the Threat of Vulnerability: Which Perceptions and Actors Shape Digitalised Urban Infrastructures?

On-/Offline Interferences. Digitalisation and Socio-Spatial Transformations

November/15/2021
IRS, Erkner (digital), Germany

Resilient und nachhaltig? Klimaanpassungsstrategien in der 100-Resilient-Cities-Initiative über Zeit und Raum

28. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft

September/15/2021
online Veranstaltung

The Promise of Urban Climate Change Governance: Do the 100 Resilient Cities Strategies Foster Sustainable Adaptation?

2021 Bratislava Conference Earth System Governance

September/07/2021

When Socially Constructed Realities Meet Real World Constructions: Does Resilience Shape Urban Infrastructure Policies for Navigating Complexity and Uncertainty?

ECPR General Conference 2021

September/01/2021
Innsbruck/online, Innsbruck, Austria

Resilient and Sustainable? Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative over Time and Space

5th International Conference on Public Policy

July/09/2021
Barcelona, hybrid , Spain