Aug 2010	GeoGovernance ist zentrales Element Im Antrag zur Exzellenzinitiative

Geogovernance is a central element in the application for the Excellence Initiative.       > read more


Sep 2010	Beim Schiffbauergasse-Fest wird Wissenschaft zum Anfassen präsentiert

Sep 2010: At the "Schiffbauergasse"-festival science is presented to be touched      > read more


29.10.2010: PCPM Climate Breakfast with Prof. Bierbaum         > read more

Apr 2010	Geo- und Klimawissenschaften im Auswärtigen Amt

Apr 2010: Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Federal Foreign Office.


Feb 2010	PROGRESS startet mit Kickoff-Meeting

Feb 2010: PROGRESS started with Kickoff-Meeting.        > read more

Professor Dr. Harald Fuhr

University of Potsdam
Faculty of Economics & Social Sciences
Karl-Marx-Straße 67, Room 2.01
D-14482 Potsdam

Website: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/fuhr/team/fuhr.html
E-Mail: hfuhr@rz.uni-potsdam.de
Phone: +49 331 977 3417
Fax: +49 331 977 3429


Research Interests

International Politics and Development, Global Governance/ Global Public Policies, Climate Policies and Carbon Governance, Public Administration in Developing Countries

Academic Training

1993 Habilitation in Political and Administrative Sciences, University of Konstanz
1985 PhD in Social Sciences, University of Konstanz (Best dissertation award)
1979 Diplom in Political Science, Philipps University, Marburg-Lahn

Professional Experience

1997 – current Chair of International Politics, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, U Potsdam
1993-1997 Sr. Public Sector Management Specialist, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA (Latin America and the Caribbean Department and Development Economics Department/WDR)
1992-1993 Visiting Professor at York University, Toronto, Canada, Political Science Department
1986-1992 Assistant Professor at the University of Konstanz
1982-1986 Research Assistant at the University of Konstanz


Cooperation with other Institutions / Consultancy in National and International Committees

United Nations Development Program, World Bank, European Union, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Plan International/ Germany

Editorial Activities
Member, Editorial Board, International Comparative Social Studies, Brill, Leiden, Nether­lands and Boston, USA (2007 >)

Professional Service (University)

  • Vice-President, U Potsdam (2004-2006);
  • Co-Manager, Research Cluster “Welfare and Environment”, DFG Research Center 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” (FU Berlin et al.) (2006-2009);
  • Co-Founder of Masters Program of International Relations (offered jointly by the U Potsdam, FU Berlin and HU Berlin) (2003>);
  • Co-Director, Masters Program in “Global Public Policy” (MGPP) and “Public Management” (1999 >)

Other Professional Service Activities (national and international)

  • Board Member, International Political Science Association, Research Committee (RC04) “Public Bureaucracies in Developing Societies” (2001>);
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany (2001 – 2009);
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, German Foundation for International Development, Bonn, Germany (1997 – 2001)

Honors, Awards, Nominations and Special Appointments (only 2000 >)

  • Research Fellowship, Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C. (2008, decl.);
  • Research Scholarship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Johns Hopkins University,Washington D.C. (2000 – 2001);
  • Guest Professorships at the University of Milan, Italy; Sadat Academy for Management Sciences, Cairo, Egypt and Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (2000 – current)

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Fuhr, H., 2010. Entwicklungstheorie und Entwicklungspolitik (Development Theory and Development Politics). Nomos (under preparation).
  • Fuhr, H. and Lederer, M., 2009. Varieties of Carbon Governance in Newly Industrializing Countries. Journal of Environment and Development, 18, 4, 327-345.
  • Fuhr, H. and Lederer, M., 2009. Regieren in der Globalisierung (Governing Globalization),
  • W. Jann and K. König (eds.) Regieren zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Mohr, 457-478.
  • Fuhr, H. and Lederer, M., 2008. Emerging Modes of Governance and Climate Protection: The Role of Green Companies in Newly Industrializing Countries. In: D. Vajpeyi and R. Khator (eds.) Globalization, Governance, and Technology: Challenges and Alternatives. New Dehli: Deep & Deep Publications, 97-120.
  • Fuhr, H., Lederer, M. and Schröder, M., 2007. Klimaschutz und Entwicklungspolitik: Der Beitrag privater Unternehmen (Climate Change and Development: The Role of Private Enterprises). In: T. Risse and U. Lehmkuhl (eds.) Regieren ohne Staat? Governance in Räumen begrenzter Staatlichkeit, Nomos, 292-308.
  • Fuhr, H., 2005. Neue Politikfelder und Mission Creep? Zur Geschäftstätigkeit von Weltbank und IWF seit der Asienkrise (New Policies and Mission Creep? World Bank and IMF Operations since the Asian Crisis). In: U. Engel, C Jakobeit, A Mehler and G. Schubert (eds.) Navigieren in der Weltgesellschaft. Lit-Verlag, 211-226.
  • Fuhr, H., 2005. Constructive Pressures and Incentives to Reform: Globalization and its Impact on Public Sector Performance and Governance in Developing Countries. In: Hodges, Ron (Ed.) Governance and the Public Sector. Edward Elgar, pp. 525-549.
  • Fuhr, H., 2004. The World Bank’s Assistance to Public Sector Reform in Latin America – Experiences and New Challenges. In: Benz, A. u.a., 2004. (Hg). Institutionenwandel in Regierung und Verwaltung. Festschrift for Klaus König. Duncker&Humblot, pp. 631-646.
  • Fuhr, H. and Campbell, T. (Eds.), 2004. Leadership and Innovation in Subnational Government: Case Studies from Latin America. The World Bank Institute, Washington D.C..
  • Fuhr, H. et al., 1997. World Development Report 1997: The State in a Changing World, New York, Oxford University Press (with Ajay Chhibber, Simon Commander, Alison Evans, Cheikh Kane, Chad Leechor, Brian Levy, Sanjay Pradhan and Beatrice Weder).