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As a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University, I primarily work on a research project on climate action in the post-Paris context. Trained as a political scientist with additional education in science and technology studies (STS), my research interests revolve around environmental governance, climate politics and development. I am particularly interested in questions of legitimacy, power and knowledge production related to societal transformations.

Having investigated how power shapes energy transitions in Southeast Asia, I received my Ph.D. in Political Science at the Environmental Policy Research Centre at Freie Universität Berlin in 2015. Before joining Stockholm University, I worked at universities in Lüneburg, Berlin and Halle, where I also taught in comparative politics and international relations. From 2017 to 2018 I worked on the challenges of climate policy implementation as a visiting research fellow at the Harvard STS Program.

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Research Interests

Climate change politics, Energy politics, Sustainable development, Multi-level governance, Power and legitimacy, Southeast Asia.


Marquardt, J. (2018) ‘Worlds apart? The Global South and the Anthropocene’, in Hickmann, T. et al. (eds) The Anthropocene Debate and Political Science. London: Routledge.

Marquardt, J. and Karhunmaa, K. (2018) Why We Should Care About the Fate of Climate Science, Vignettes@STS.Next.20. Available at:

Marquardt, J. (2017) How power shapes energy transitions in Southeast Asia. A complex governance challenge. London: Routledge.

Marquardt, J. (2017) ‘Conceptualizing Power in Multi-level Climate Governance’, Journal of Cleaner Production. 154, pp. 167–175. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.176.

Marquardt, J. (2017) ‘How Power Affects Policy Implementation: Lessons from the Philippines’, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 36(1), pp. 3–27.

Marquardt, J. (2017) ‘Central-local Relations and Renewable Energy Policy Implementation in a Developing Country’, Environmental Policy and Governance, 27(3), pp. 229–243. doi: 10.1002/eet.1756.

Marquardt, J., Steinbacher, K. and Schreurs, M. (2016) ‘Driving force or forced transition? The role of development cooperation in promoting energy transitions in the Philippines and Morocco’, Journal of Cleaner Production. 128, pp. 22–33. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.080.

Marquardt, J. (2016) ‘Diversification in practice: How fragmented aid affects renewable energy support in the Philippines’, in Klingebiel, S., Mahn, T., and Negre, M. (eds) The Fragmentation of Aid: Concepts, Measurements and Implications for Development Cooperation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 199–214.

Adelle, C. et al. (2016) ‘Regulatory Impact Assessment: A survey of selected developing and emerging economies’, Public Money & Management. Brussels: European Commission, 36(2), pp. 89–96. doi: 10.1080/09540962.2016.1118930.

Marquardt, J. (2015) ‘How transition management can inform development aid’, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 14, pp. 182–185. doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.11.003.

Marquardt, J. (2015) ‘Rezension: Jahrbuch Nachhaltige Ökonomie. Im Brennpunkt: Die Energiewende als gesellschaftlicher Transformationsprozess’, Ökologisches Wirtschaften, (2), p. 53.

Marquardt, J. (2015) ‘The politics of energy and development: Aid diversification in the Philippines’, Energy Research & Social Science, 10, pp. 259–272. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2015.07.013.

Marquardt, J. (2015) ‘Widerstand gegen den Kohlestrom auf Palawan. Das Dilemma des philippinischen Entwicklungsmodells’, Südostasien - Zeitschrift für Politik, Kultur, Dialog, 2, pp. 50–53.

Marquardt, J. (2014) ‘A Struggle of Multi-level Governance: Promoting Renewable Energy in Indonesia’, Energy Procedia. 58, pp. 87–94. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.413.

Marquardt, J. (2014) ‘Energiewende Made in Germany? Konstruktion und Bedeutung eines energiepolitischen Nationenimages’, Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik & Umweltrecht, 37(1), pp. 78–95.

Marquardt, J. (2014) ‘How Sustainable are Donor-driven Solar Power Projects in Remote Areas?’, Journal of International Development, 26(6), pp. 915–922. doi: 10.1002/jid.3022.

Pratidina, A. et al. (2014) Assessment Report: A Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for Biogas and Biomass in Indonesia. Jakarta: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Meller, H. and Marquardt, J. (2013) Renewable energy in the Philippines: Costly or competitive? Manila: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

Marquardt, J. (2011) Machtvolle Akteure?: Entwicklungsländer in internationalen Klimaverhandlungen. Berlin: epubli GmbH.

Marquardt, J. (2010) ‘Nachhaltige Entwicklung durch Nord- Süd-Kooperation?  Der Clean Development Mechanism in den  Philippinen zwischen Wirksamkeit und  Wirkungslosigkeit’, Südostasien - Zeitschrift für Politik, Kultur, Dialog, 3 / 2010, pp. 76–79.

Marquardt, J. (2010) Think Global, Act Local? Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Renewable Energy Projects under the Clean Development Mechanism in the Philippines, India and China. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.