Hannes Stephan graduated from King’s College London and completed his PhD at Keele University in 2009 (on the cultural politics of genetically modified organisms).
Since then, he worked as a research fellow at Keele University and at Lund University, Sweden, joining the University of Stirling in 2012. He teaches three environment-related modules and conducts research on international and national environmental politics.
His current research examines low-carbon energy transitions through the lenses of energy security, energy justice, narrative politics, and discourse coalitions, with a particular focus on unconventional gas extraction (shale gas, underground coal gasification).
He is a co-convenor of the Environmental Politics Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
Environmental politics (particularly food & agriculture, climate change, energy justice/security, sustainability, shale gas, underground coal gasification), culture and politics, discourse analysis and narrative politics
Little G, Macdonald G & Stephan H (2018) The Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network in the Arts and Humanities Connecting with a low-carbon Scotland: Disciplinary and interdisciplinary reports, recommendations and research questions. University of Stirling.
Stephan H (2016) Energy and Climate Policy: Synergies, Conflicts, and Co-Benefits. In: Heffron RJ, Little GFM (ed.). Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 581-586.
Stephan H (2015) Cultural Politics and the Transatlantic Divide over GMOs. Basingstoke: Palgrave. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/cultural-politics-and-the-transatlantic-divide-over-gmos-hannes-r-stephan/?isb=9780230284579.
Vogler J & Stephan H (2013) Governance Dimensions of Climate and Energy Security. In: Dyer H & Trombetta M (eds.) International Handbook of Energy Security. Elgar original reference. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 297-318. http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?id=15019.
Zelli F, Pattberg P, Stephan H & van Asselt H (2013) Global Climate Governance and Energy Choices. In: Goldthau A (ed.) Handbook of Global Energy Policy. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 340-357. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470672641,descCd-description.html.
Stephan H & Zelli F (2009) The Role of International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance. In: Europa Publications (ed.). The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2010, 5th ed. Environment Encyclopedia and Directory, London: Routledge, pp. 3-13.
Stephan H (2008) Cultural Context and International Environmental Co-operation: the Cartagena Protocol. In: Dasgupta R (ed.). Cultural Practices, Political Possibilities, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 233-259.
Stephan H & Zelli F (2007) International Organizations and the Global Environment. In: Okereke C (ed.). Politics of the Environment: A Survey. Europa Politics of ... Series, London: Routledge, pp. 52-70.
This module offers an in-depth study of green political thinking, green actors and their involvement in different political settings such as Scotland, the UK, Germany, USA and China. The module will cover the following themes: green concepts, ideologies and approaches; state and non-state actors and their role/ influence in environmental politics; comparing different political settings and their varying degrees of green policy integration.
POL9EZ (Environmental Politics in an International Context)
http://www.historyandpolitics.stir.ac.uk/…dules/pol9ez.php This level 10 module is designed to survey the current literature and debate on the environment in International Relations. It combines conceptual and practical aspects of international environmental politics and encourages students to study in depth current issues such as – environmental security and sustainable development in the North and South; biodiversity, and tackling climate change.
POL9GE (Political Economy and the Global Environment) This module examines global environmental affairs through the lens of political economy. Starting with an in-depth analysis of global sustainability and drawing on key concepts from environmental economics, it considers how different actors (individuals, states, international financial institutions (e.g. World Bank), NGOs, multinational corporations) shape the global market, determine resource consumption around the world, and contribute to environmental change and degradation. Against the background of economic globalisation and trade liberalisation, students will reflect on the prospects of a global sustainability transition from four different political-economic perspectives, namely market liberalism, institutionalism, bio-environmentalism, and social ecology.