Jörg Balsiger

Prof. Jörg Balsiger
Dépt. de Géographie et Environnement
Université de Genève
66, bd Carl-Vogt
CH-1211 Genève 4

Phone: +41 (0) 22 379 94 53
Phone2: +41 (0) 22 379 83 32
Fax: +41 (0) 22 379 83 53
E-mail: joerg.balsiger(at)unige.ch
URL Institution: www.unige.ch/sciences-societe/geo/index.html
Personal URL: link

Programs in which Jörg Balsiger holds an official function:
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Key Publications of Jörg Balsiger (up to ten) :
Balsiger, Jörg, and Bernard Debarbieux. 2015. Should mountains (really) matter in science and policy? Environmental Science & Policy 49:1-7.
Balsiger, Jörg. 2015. The European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region. In Stefan Gänzle and Kristine Kern (eds.), A ‘Macro-regional’ Europe in the Making? Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Evidence, 189-213. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Balsiger, Jörg, and Stéphane Nahrath. 2015. Functional regulatory spaces and policy diffusion in Europe: The case of mountains. Environmental Science & Policy 49: 8-20.
Balsiger, Jörg, and Miriam Prys. 2014. Regional Agreements in International Environmental Politics. International Environmental Agreements. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-014-9256-3.
Debarbieux, Bernard, Jörg Balsiger, Dusan Djordjevic, Simon Gaberell and Gilles Rudaz. 2014. Scientific collectives in region-building processes. Environmental Science & Policy 42: 149-159.
Debarbieux, Bernard, Martin Price, and Jörg Balsiger. 2013. The institutionalization of European mountain regions. Regional Studies 47(10).
Balsiger, Jörg, and Aysun Uyar (eds.). 2013. Comparing Regional Environmental Governance in East Asia and Europe: Proceedings. Kyoto: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature. ISBN: 978-4-902325-89-8.
Ingold, Karin, and Jörg Balsiger. 2013. Sustainability Principles put into Practice: Perceptions and Networks in Swiss Climate Change Adaptation. Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-013-0575-7.
Balsiger, J. 2012. New environmental regionalism and sustainable development in the European Alps. Global Environmental Politics 12(3):58-78.
Balsiger, J., Prys, M., Steinhoff, N. 2012. The Nature and Role of Regional Agreements in
International Environmental Politics: Mapping Agreements, Outlining Future Research. GIGA Working Paper No. 208. Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
Ingold, K., J. Balsiger, and C. Hirschi. 2010. Climate change in mountain regions: How local communities adapt to extreme events. Local Environment 15(7):651-61.
Balsiger, J. 2009. Uphill Struggles: The Politics of Sustainable Mountain Development in Switzerland and California. Cologne: Lambert.
Balsiger, J. 2009. Ecoregional Mobilization and Mountain Policies in the Swiss Alps and California's Sierra Nevada. Journal of Alpine Research 97(2):39-59.

Expertise of Jörg Balsiger:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Topic Politics/LawPolitics / Law
Conventions / Protections
Regionalization / Globalization
Topic SocietySociety
Organisations / Institutions
Perception / Behaviour / Attitudes
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Time ScaleTime Scale
Seasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
Data Collection
Data Collection - Interviews, Questionnaires
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Policy Analysis and Formation

Specialties of Jörg Balsiger:
International and regional environmental governance, comparative sustainable development, Alps, Jura, Southeast Europe, Carpathians, Caucasus

Politische Rolle des Klimawandels in der globalen und regionalen Kooperation, mit Schwerpunkt grenzübergreifende Bergregionen

Einfluss der Art von (lokalen) Akteurnetzwerken auf die Adaptationsfähigkeit (adaptive capacity)

Zusammenhang zwischen Ausprägung von politischen Instrumenten im Wassersektor und Adaptationsfähigkeit (adaptive capacity)

Last update: 12/16/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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