Chair for Policy-Analysis
Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold
Welcome at Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (PEGO)
In August 2011, the Institute of Political Science (IPW) at the University of Bern installed the Professorship of Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance (PEGO). This Chair was founded as a result of a fruitful collaboration between the IPW and the EAWAG (the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology). Since the beginning, Karin Ingold took the lead in this new research group. She is a political scientist and focuses her research and lectures on the analysis of policy processes, and instrument design. Karin Ingold has a particular interest in issues relating to natural resource management, water, energy and climate policy. PEGO is also affiliated to the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change research.
Policy Analysis, Policy Process Theory, Instrument Design, Environmental Policy, Application of Social Network Analysis
Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold
Philip Leifeld has won the Award for the Best Paper of an Early Career Scholar at the 1st European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN) in Barcelona for his work on "National Parliamentary Coordination after Lisbon: A Network Approach" (joint work with Thomas Malang).
Master and Bachelor thesis (topics)
The following topics for Master thesis at this chair are still available:
Co-authorship Networks in Swiss Political Science: what are drivers and underlying structures when producing joint publications?
Uri, Baselland and Bern are the only cantons with a so-called „Water strategy“: are they the driver for the development of a national water strategy?
Cantonal water protection policy: how to manage collaboration among conflicting actors and sectors?
Trade offs in policy making taking the example of hydropower vs. river bed revitalization. A comparison between the Netherlands and Switzerland.
(Environmental) legislative networks in Swiss politics: a formal social network analysis based on co-membership in committees and co-sponsoring of legislation.
(Environmental) lobbying agendas in Switzerland over time: a two-mode network analysis on actors and issues based on participation in the consultation procedure.
Cantonal collaboration in the water (or environment) domain: a social network analysis based on inter-cantonal concordats.
Europeanization of water policy-making in Switzerland: does it exist? And if yes, what are the mechanisms?
Who publishes with whom? A co-authorship network analysis in Swiss and Germand political science research
Master thesis can be written in German, French or English. Master thesis can also be written about other topics not listed here, but they should still be in the field of policy analysis and/or environmental research.
The following topics for Bachelor thesis at this chair are still available:
Polity in der Wasserpolitik: Water Agencies im Vergleich zu ministerialen Wasserabteilungen
Die Rolle des Parlaments im Politikprozess am Beispiel Gewässerschutz
Der Einfluss von Politiknetzwerken auf Policy Outcomes. Eine Literaturstudie
Ko-Autoren Netzwerke in der Politologie: wer publiziert mit wem?
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