Peer-reviewed Journals

Aggarwal, V.; Nayak, B.P.; Werthman, Ch. (2013): Harnessing social capital to achieve development goals: Collective action for fuel transition among urban poor in India. Urban Research & Practice 6(3): 376-381.

Bharamappanavara, S.; Hanisch, M.; Rommel, J. (2016). The Effect of Heterogeneity and Freedom of Participation on Collective Action in Rural Self-Help Groups: Combining In-depth Interviews with Curve Estimation. Journal of Mixed Methods Research 10(2):147-167.

Böhm, B.; Legwie, H.; Dienel, H.-L. (2008): The Citizens' Exhibition: A Combination of Socio-scientific, Participative and Artistic Elements. Forum Qualitative Social Research 9(2): Art. 33.

Chidambaram, B. (2011): A comprehensive integrated framework linking vehicle emissions and traffic simulation complemented with social-institutional analysis. International Journal of Energy and Environment 5(6): 733-743.

Chidambaram, B.; Janssen, M.; Rommel, J.; Zikos, D. (2014). Commuters’ Mode Choice as a Coordination Problem: A Framed Field Experiment on Traffic Policy in Hyderabad, India. Transportation Research A: Policy and Practice 65: 9-22.

Dittrich, C. (2010): Nahrungskrise und Ernährungssicherung im Superschwellenland Indien. Geographische Rundschau 62(12): 28-33.

Dittrich, C. (2008): Bedroht, verdrängt und doch gebraucht. Der mobile Kleinhandel mit Nahrungsmitteln in der indischen Metropole Hyderabad. Geographische Rundschau 60(4): 22-29.

Eisenack, K.; Stecker, R.; Reckien, D.; Hoffmann, E. (2013): Adaptation to climate change in the transport sector: A review of actions and actors. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 17(5): 451-469.

Ghosh, R.; Kathuria, V. (2014): The transaction costs driving captive power generation: Evidence from India. Energy Policy 75: 179-188.

Ghosh, R.; Kathuria, V. (2015): The effect of regulatory governance on efficiency of thermal power generation in India: A stochastic frontier analysis. Energy Policy 89: 11-24.

Ghosh, R.; Kathuria, V. (2016): Gas based power generation in India: Lessons from a transaction cost analysis. Energy Strategy Reviews 8: 1-7.

Gray, A.J.G., Sadler, J., Kit, O., Kyzirakos, K., Karpathiotakis, M., Calbimonte, J.-P., Page, K., Garcia-Castro, R., Frazer, A., Galpin, I.,Fernandes, A., Paton, N.W., Corcho, O., Koubarakis, M., De Roure, D.,Martinez, K., Gomez-Perez, A. (2011): A Semantic Sensor Web for Environmental Decision Support Applications. Sensors 11(9): 8855-8887.

Grenzebach, H.; Dittrich, C. (2012): Mikrokreditkrise in Südindien: Das Drama einer gescheiterten Idee. Geographische Rundschau 64(9): 52-53.

Hagedorn, K. (2008): Particular Requirements for insitutional Analysis in Nature-related Sectors. European Review of Agricultural Economics 35(3): 357-384.

Hanisch, M. (2010): Die Organisation von Kooperation: Was die Genossenschafts­wissenschaft von Elinor Ostrom lernen könnte. Zeitschrift für das gesamte Genossenschaftswesen 60(4): 251-263.

Hanisch, M.; Kimmich, C.; Rommel, J.; Sagebiel, J. (2010): Coping with Power Scarcity in an Emerging Megacity: A Consumers' Perspective from Hyderabad. International Journal of Global Energy Issues 33(3/4): 189-204.

Hussain, Z.; Hanisch, M. (2013): Dynamics of peri-urban agricultural development and farmers’ adaptive behaviour in an emerging megacity of Hyderabad, India. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 57(4): 495-515.

Jain, A.; Moraglio, M. (2014): Struggling for the use of urban streets: Preliminary (historical) comparison between European and Indian cities. International Journal of the Commons 8 (2): 513-530.

Kimmich. Ch. (2013): Incentives for energy-efficient irrigation: Empirical evidence of technology adoption in Andhra Pradesh, India. Energy for Sustainable Development, 17(3): 261-269.

Kimmich. Ch. (2013): Linking action situations: Coordination, conflicts, and evolution in electricity provision for irrigation in Andhra Pradesh, India. Ecological Economics 90: 150-158.

Kit, O.; Lüdecke, M. (2013): Automated detection of slum area change in Hyderabad, India using multitemporal satellite imagery. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 83: 130-137.

Kit, O.; Lüdecke, M.; Reckien, D. (2013): Defining the Bull'S Eye: Satellite Imagery-Assisted Slum Population Assessment in Hyderabad, India. Urban Geography 34(3): 413-424.

Kit, O.; Lüdecke, M.; Reckien, D. (2012): Texture-based identification of urban slums in Hyderabad, India using remote sensing data. Applied Geography 32(2): 660-667.

Nayak, B.P.; Werthman, Ch.; Aggarwal, V. (2014): Trust and cooperation among urban poor for transition to cleaner and modern cooking fuel. Environmental Innovations and Societal Transitions, in press, doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.09.002.

Ojea, E.; Ghosh, R. K.; Agrawal, B. B.; Joshi, B. K. (2012): Costing adaptation to climate change impacts in forest ecosystems: A case study with experiences from India. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 4(3): 323-341.

Osswald, N. (2010): Umweltauswirkungen unserer Ernährung mit dem Food Footprint. Geographische Rundschau 62(12): 51-52.

Reckien, D. (2014): Weather extremes and street life in India: Implications of Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping as a new tool for semi-quantitative impact assessment and ranking of adaptation measures. Global Environmental Change 26: 1-13.

Reckien, D.; Eisenack, K. (2013): Climate Change Gaming on Board and Screen: A Review. Gaming and Simulation 44(2): 253-271.

Reckien, D.; Eisenack, K.; Lüdeke, M. K. B. (2011): Land consumption by urban sprawl: A new approach to deduce urban development scenarios from actors` preferences. Environmental Modeling and Assessment 16(5): 465-477.

Reckien, D.; Flacke, J.; Dawson, J.D.; Heidrich, O.; Olazabal, M.; Foley, A.M.; Hamann, J.J.P.; Orru, H.; Salvia, M.; De Gregorio, S.; Geneletti, D.; Pietrapertosa, F. (2014): Climate  change  response  in  Europe:  What's  the  reality? Analysis  of  adaptation  and mitigation  plans  from  200  urban  areas  in  11  countries.  Climatic  Change  Letters 122(1-2): 331-340.

Reckien, D.; Lüdeke, M.K.B. (2014): The social dynamics of suburbanization: Insights from a qualitative model. Environment  and  Planning  A 46: 980-1000.

Reckien, D.; Wildenberg, M.; Bachhofer, M. (2013): Subjective realities of climate change: How mental maps of impacts deliver socially sensible adaptation options. Sustainability Science 8(2): 159-172.

Reusswig, F. (2011): Sociological Tasks in View of the Transition to Post-Carbon Societies: Also a Comment to Michael Redclift. International Review of Social Research 1(3): 189-195.

Reusswig, F.; Lass, W. (2010): Post-Carbon Ambivalences: The New Climate Change Discourse and the Risks of Climate Science. Science Technology & Innovation Studies 6(2): 155-181.

Rommel, J. (2015): What can Economic Experiments tell us about Institutional Change in Social-Ecological Systems? Forthcoming in Environmental Science and Policy 53(Part B): 96-104.

Sagebiel, J.; Rommel, K. (2014): Preferences for Electricity Supply Attributes in Megacities: Policy Implications from a Discrete Choice Experiment of Private Households in Hyderabad, India. Energy for Sustainable Development 21: 89-99.

Villamayor-Tomas, S.; Grundmann, P.; Epstein, G.; Evans, T.; Kimmich, Ch. (2015): The water-energy-food security nexus through the lenses of the IAD framework and value chain analysis. Water Alternatives 8(1): 735-755.

Werthmann, Ch. (2015): What makes institutional crafting successful? Applying the SES to case studies from India and the greater Mekong region. Environmental Science and Policy, 53(Part B): 165-174.

Other Journal Publications

Bharamappanavara, S. C.; Mundinamani, S. M.; Naik, B. K.; Kiresur, V. R. (2012): Farmers’ Field Schools (FFS): A Sustainable approach in the tank commands of North Eastern Karnataka (India). International Journal of Rural Studies 19(2): 28-32.

Bharamappanavara, S. C.; Hanisch, M.; Shetty, N. K.; Kumar N. O. (2011): Self-Help Group Microcredit Delivery Models in Karnataka (India): An Econometric Study of Factors Influencing Performance. International Journal of Microfinance Institutions 1(1): 90-101.

Bharamappanavara, S. C.; Hasanabadi, M. S.; Handigol, J. A.; Yeledalli, R. A. (2011): Alternative Model For Crop Insurance – A Case of Onion Crop (Allium Cepa). Journal of European Economy 10: 66-78.

Chidambaram, B.; Zikos, D. (forthcoming): Congestion Mitigation Measure in Hyderabad – A Midnight’s Summer Dream? Südasien-Chronik, Focus: Climate, Future, Environment.

Meyer-Ueding, J.; Meyer, M. (2012): Social capital as an effective means against medical exploitation: What civil society can do. Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities 2(12): 23-36.

Ojea, E.; Ghosh, R.K.; Agrawal, B.B.; Joshi, P.K.; Markandya A. (2012): Setting Targets for Costing Ecosystem Adaptation The International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics 24(1): 27-45.

Osswald, N. (2010): Organic Mobile. In Indien boomt die Produktion von Biolebensmitteln. Blätter des iz3w 318: 16-17.

Raveesha, S.; Ahmed, T.; Bharamappanavara, S. C. (2011): Cost of Credit Analysis In Primary Cooperative Agriculture And Rural Development Bank (PCARDBs) in Karnataka (India). International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Biotechnology 4(3): 255-266.

Walk, H.; Demirovic, A. (2009): Gewerkschaften und Zivilgesellschaft - die Demokratisierung von Governance. Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen, 04/09: 23-32.

Walk, H. (2008): Die internationale Klimapolitik auf dem Prüfstand. TU-International 62: 24-25.

Walk, H. (2007): Wo bleibt die Klimabewegung? Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, 11/07: 1374-1381.

Work in Progress

Ghosh, R.K.; Kathuria, V. (2013): Do Governance Costs Explain the Problem of Private Investment in the Indian Power Generation Sector? USAEE Working Paper No 13-110.

Ghosh, R.K.; Kathuria, V. (2013): Vertical Integration as a Firm-Level Response to Electricity shortages: Does Transaction Cost Economics Explain? USAEE Working Paper No 13-134.

Ghosh, R.K.; Kimmich, Ch. (2013): Information, Regulatory Commitment, and the Investment Dilemma. Jerusalem Papers in Regulation and Governance No. 51.


Benteler, Manuel (2011): Translokal? MigrantInnen in Hyderabad (Indien). München: AVM.

Bharamappanavara, Saikumar C. (2010): The Performance of Microcredit Organisations. Stuttgart: ibidem.

Brunnengräber, A.; Hirschl, B.; Dietz, K.; Walk, H.; Weber, M. (2008): Das Klima neu denken. Eine sozial-ökologische Perspektive auf die lokale, nationale und internationale Klimapolitik. Münster: Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot.

Brunnengräber, A.; Walk, H. (eds.) (2007): Multi-level Governance. Klima-, Umwelt- und Sozialpolitik in einer interdependenten Welt, Schriften zur Governance-Forschung, Band 9, Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag.

Keppler, D.; Walk, H.; Töpfer, E.; Dienel, H.-L. (eds.) (2009): Erneuerbare Energien ausbauen! Erfahrungen und Perspektiven regionaler Akteure in Ost und West. München: Oekom.

Nischalke, S. (forthcoming): Changes and risks in the magaurban food system of Hyderabad/India: A Bourdieuan approach to lower middle classes’ vulnerable food sovereignty. Göttingen: Göttinger Geographische Abhandlungen.

Osswald, N.; Menon, M.K. (2013): Organic Food Marketing in Urban Centres of India. Bangalore: International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture.

Schiefelbusch, M.; Dienel, H.-L. (eds.) (2009): Public Transport and its Users. The Passenger’s Perspective in Planning and Customer Care. Abingdon: Ashgate.

Walk, H. (2008): Partizipative Governance. Beteiligungsrechte und Beteiligungsformen im Mehrebenensystem der Klimapolitik, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Book Chapters

Brunnengräber, A.; Walk, H. (2007): Der Mehrwert der Mehrebenenbetrachtung, In: Brunnengräber, A.; Walk, H. (eds.):  Multi-level Governance. Klima-, Umwelt- und Sozialpolitik in einer interdependenten Welt. Schriften zur Governance-Forschung, Band 9, Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag, pp.17–32.

Chidambaram, B.; Zikos, D. (2011): Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Framework based on On-Road Vehicle Emission Estimation in Hyderabad, India. In Mastorakis, N. et al. (eds.) Recent Researches in Mechanics. WSEAS Press, pp. 293–298.

Dittrich, C. (forthcoming): E-Governance initiatives in India: Case studies from Hyderabad and Bangalore. In: Dill, G.; Kraas, F.; Mertins, G.; Nitschke, U. (eds.): Megacities: Actions Models and Strategic Solutions. Dordrecht.

Dittrich, C. (2009): The Changing Food Scenario and the Middle Classes in the Emerging Megacity of Hyderabad, India. In: Lange, H., Meier, L. (eds.): The New Middle Class. Globalizing Lifestyles, Consumerism and Environmental Concern. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer Publications, pp.269–280.

Hagedorn, K. (2009): Are Cooperatives Integrative Institutions? In: Rösner, H. J.; Schulz-Nieswandt, F. (eds.): Beiträge der genossenschaftlichen Selbsthilfe zur wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Entwicklung. Neue Kölner Genossenschaftswissenschaft, Bd. 5, pp.595–625.

Hagedorn, K. (2008): Integrative and Segregative Institutions: a Dichotomy for Nature-related Institutional Analysis. In Schäfer, C.; Rupschus, C.; Nagel, U. J. (eds.) Enhacing the Capacities of Agricultural Systems and Producers. Markgraf: Weikersheim, pp.26–38.

Hagedorn, K. (2007): Towards an Institutional Theory of Multifunctionality. In: Mander, Ü., Helming, K., Wiggering, H. (eds.): Multifunctional Land Use. Meeting Future Demands for Landscape Goods and Services. Springer: Heidelberg, Berlin, pp.105–124.

Höhne, J. (2013): Solar and Other Options to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission: The reduction potential in the residential sector in Hyderabad, India. In: Eltrop, L.; Telsnig. T.; Fahl, U. (eds.): Energy and Sun - Sustainable energy solutions for future megacities. Jovis Verlag, Berlin, pp.155–168.

Horam, P.; Jain, A.; Werthmann, C. (2013): Solar powered Schools for Hyderabad/ India - An attempt for decentralised energy production. In: Eltrop, L.; Telsnig. T.; Fahl, U. (eds.): Energy and Sun - Sustainable energy solutions for future megacities. Jovis Verlag, Berlin, pp.73–84.

Jain, A. (2011): Shortcut to Nirvana. Religion und Spiritualität als traditionelles Reisemotiv in Indien. In: Thimm, T.; Freyer W. (eds.): Structures of Indian Outbound and Inbound Tourism. Oldenbourg Verlag (in press).

Jain, A. (2011): The Indian transport and carrier market at a glance. In: Thimm, T.; Freyer W. (eds.): Structures of Indian Outbound and Inbound Tourism. Oldenbourg Verlag (in press).

Jain, A.; Schröder, S. (2013): „Ready to Move..?!” Eine Bürgerausstellung in Hyderabad/ Indien. In: Keppler, D.; Böhm, B.; Dienel, H.-L.; Legewie, H. (eds.): Die Bürgerausstellung. Die Perspektive von Bürgern und Bürgerinnen als Gegenstand qualitativer Sozialforschung und praktischer Beteiligung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, (in press).

Jain, A. (2009): Partizipative Planungsprozesse in der Stadtentwicklung - Ein Erfahrungsbericht. In: Sulzer, J. (eds.): Stadtgestalten. Vision Allianzen Wege. Jovis Verlag.

Kimmich, C.; Sagebiel, J. (2013): Peri-urban linkages: Improving energy efficiency in irrigation to enable sustainable urban transition. In: Eltrop, L.; Telsnig. T.; Fahl, U. (eds.): Energy and Sun - Sustainable energy solutions for future megacities. Jovis Verlag, Berlin,pp.37–46.

Kit, O.; Lüdeke, M.; Reckien, D. (2011): Assessment of Climate Change-Induced Vulnerability to Floods in Hyderabad, India, Using Remote Sensing Data. In K. Otto-Zimmermann (ed.): Resilient Cities. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 35–44.

Ojea, E.; Agarwal, B.B.; Ghosh, R.K.; Joshi, P.K. (2010): Forest Ecosystems. In Markandya, A.; Mishra, A. (eds.): Costing Adaptation. Teri Press, New Delhi, pp. 79–126.

Osswald, N. (2010): Reaching Consumers: Organic Food Marketing in Urban Centres of India. In Kumar Menon, M.; Roy, J.; Chandra, A. (eds.): International Seminar: Improving Access to Global Organic Markets. Bangalore: ICCOA, pp. 90–94.

Reckien, D.; Lüdeke, M.; Reusswig, F.; Kit, O.; Meyer-Ohlendorf, L.; Budde, M. (2011): Hyderabad, India, infrastructure adaptation planning. In Rosenzweig C, Solecki WD, Hammer SA, Mehrotra S: Climate Change and Cities – First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 152–154.

Reckien, D.; Meyer-Ohlendorf, L.; Kit, O. (2011): The global relevance for a post-Kyoto agreement: Lessons from India and central South Asia – 10 reasons for action. In Joshi S, Linke M (Eds): Sustainable Development and Climate Change, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, pp. 263–282.

Reckien, D.; Wildenberg, M.; Deb, K. (2011): Understanding Potential Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Options in Indian Megacities. In K. Otto-Zimmermann (ed.): Resilient Cities. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 15–34.

Reusswig, F.; Meyer-Ohlendorf, L. (2012): Adapting to what? Climate Change Impacts on Indian Megacities and the Local Indian Climate Change Discourse, In: William G. Holt (ed.) Urban Areas and Global Climate Change (Research in Urban Sociology, Volume 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 197–219.

Rommel, K.; Sagebiel, J. (2011): Nachhaltige Entwicklung von Megacities am Beispiel Südindien – Was können Einspeisetarife dazu beitragen? In H.-G. Servatius, U. Schneidewind, D. Rohlfing (eds.): Smart Energy. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 431–451.

Sagebiel, J.; Kohler, F.; Rommel, J.; Goyal, V.K. (2013): Governance of Solar Photovoltaic Off-grid Technologies in Rural Andhra Pradesh: Some implications from the field. In: Eltrop, L.; Telsnig. T.; Fahl, U. (eds.): Energy and Sun - Sustainable energy solutions for future megacities. Jovis Verlag, Berlin,pp.27–36.

Schwalb, L.; Walk, H. (2007): Blackbox Governance - Lokales Engagement im Aufwind? In: Schwalb, L.; Walk, H. (eds.): Local Governance. Mehr Transparenz und Bürgernähe? Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 7–20.

Walk, H. (2010): Umweltengagement: Im Spannungsfeld zwischen nachhaltiger Entwicklung und ökologischer Modernisierung, In: Olk, T.; Klein, A.; Hartnuß, B. (eds.): Engagementpolitik. Die Entwicklung der Zivilgesellschaft als politische Aufgabe, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 592–609.

Walk, H.; Dienel, H.-L. (2009): Methoden der partizipativen und aktivierenden Akzeptanzforschung im Bereich erneuerbare Energien, In: Keppler, D.; Walk, H.; Töpfer, E.; Dienel, H.-L. (eds.): Erneuerbare Energien ausbauen! Erfahrungen und Perspektiven regionaler Akteure in Ost und West, München: oekom verlag, pp.151–168.

Werthmann, C.; Nayak, P. B.; Aggarwal, V. (forthcoming): The LPG Project: Collective Action for Fuel Transition among the Urban Poor of Hyderabad, India, In: Mahrin, B. (eds.): Capacity Development Atlas.