Arne Jungjohann (@Arne_JJ) is a political scientist and senior energy analyst. His fields of expertise are climate, democracy, and coalition governments.

Arne is a crossover between science and politics. He co-authored Energy Democracy – Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables, a standard work on the German energy transition. His upcoming research looks at how the transition to renewable energy will impact geopolitics and international relations. In addition to climate and energy matters, Arne focuses with his research on political parties, federalism, and coalition governments. In German Greens in Coalition Governments he looks at the intersection of governance, coalition building and party politics.

Arne is a member of the Green Academy of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and lecturer at the Faculty of Cultural Reflection at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

Previously, Arne worked for Minister President Winfried Kretschmann in the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington DC, in the Bundestag office of MP Reinhard Loske, and in his family-owned company. He studied political science at the Philipps University of Marburg and the Free University of Berlin. He lives with his family in Stuttgart.

Vita Arne Jungjohann

Since 2014 Author and freelance consultant
2013 Director of Policy and Planning Division, State Ministry Baden-Württemberg
2007-2013 Program Director for Environment and Global Dialogue, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, Washington DC
2001-2007 Parliamentary Assistant to Dr. Reinhard Loske, Member of Deutscher Bundestag, deputy party floor leader, Alliance 90/The Greens
2000-2001 Assistant to Management, Detlev Jungjohann Engineer Lmt. Isernhagen, Germany
1997-1999 Masters in Political Science, Free University, Berlin
1994-1997 Political Science, Economics, Philipps University, Marburg
1993 Abitur, Gymnasium Langenhagen

Current Projects

In Energy Democracy: Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables (Palgrave MacMillan 2016), Craig Morris and I argue that an active role for citizens in the energy transition helps revitalizing communities and strengthening democracy. Overall, citizen energy is an antidote to rising populism. We presented the findings on speaking tours in the Netherlands, the United States and Canada. This summer I hosted a seminar on energy democracy and how the transition to renewables will impact geopolitics as a guest lecturer at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

In German Greens in Coalition Governments  I have looked at the Green Party’s governing experience on Germany’s state level. The study offers insights how the German Greens have built up informal structures to coordinate between the state and federal level (German version Grün Regieren). The English version has been released in March 2017 at the Global Greens Conference (video). My new research tries to answer if the Germans Greens succeed in implementing policies for an ecological modernization. The study Ökologisch regieren. Eine Analyse der Regierungspraxis von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen im Feld der ökologischen Modernisierung (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung 2019) will be published in English soon.

Publications in English

Publications in German

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