Dr. Elisa Dorothea Kochskämper

Elisa Kochskämper joined IRS in October 2019. She is a post-doctoral researcher in the department “Institutional change and regional public goods” working in the department’s lead project “Critical infrastructures. The Political Construction, Spatiality, and Governance of Criticality”. Her focus within the project is on urban climate adaptation. Additionally, she is developing her own research agenda on adaptation to climate change and resilience in cities, particularly in relation to urban water security.

Elisa Kochskämper studied political science at the Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität München and Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. She was a scholar of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (giz), and worked in the national water agency within the environmental ministry of Mexico in Mexico City in 2011 and 2012. During this working visit, she evaluated the participation in Mexican water councils regarding in-put and through-put legitimacy.

From 2013 on she worked as a research associate at Leuphana University Lüneburg in the research group on Governance, Participation, and Sustainable Development. Her research examined collaborative and participatory planning predominantly in European water and flood risk governance, and environmental governance in general. She expanded her knowledge of disaster risk management in other geographical and content-related contexts through two visits at the University of Melbourne funded by the German Academic Exchange Service. In her doctoral thesis “Understanding Learning in Water Governance: The Process and Products of Learning through Participatory Decision Making, Adaptive Management, and Governance Learning” she investigated the potential environmental impacts of learning for water governance through different learning modes and mechanisms.

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
Governance Research
Research on Institutions
Climate Research
Sustainability Studies
Civic Participation
Water Management
Resilience Studies
Disciplines
Political Science
Foci in Methods and Concepts
Case Study Design
Semi-Structured Interviews
Expert Interviews
Document Analysis
Comparative Literature

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

Selected Publications by Year

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]. DOI: 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]. DOI: 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. DOI: 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). Cham: Springer. DOI: 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. DOI: 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.
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. DOI: 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). London und New York: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.09.012
Jager, N. W., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., Newig, J., Benson, D., Blackstock, K., ... 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]. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. Brasilien und Mexiko als "emerging donors" in Haiti

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). London und New York: 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
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]. DOI: 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]. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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.
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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.09.012
Jager, N. W., Challies, E., Kochskämper, E., Newig, J., Benson, D., Blackstock, K., ... 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]. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 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). Cham: Springer. DOI: 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. Brasilien und Mexiko als "emerging donors" in Haiti