Arne Jungjohann (@Arne_JJ) is a political scientist and senior energy analyst. His fields of expertise are climate, democracy, nuclear waste, 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. Currently he is researching on the challenges that nuclear waste is posing on humankind. In addition, Arne focuses his work 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 guest lecturer at the Faculty of Cultural Reflection at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

Previously, he 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 my latest research Ecologically Govern I try to answer if the Germans Greens succeed in implementing policies for an ecological modernization. The German version has been published earlier this year (Ökologisch regieren), the English version will follow this fall. It’s building upon its predecessor German Greens in Coalition Governments (Grün Regieren), which looks at the Green Party’s governing experience on Germany’s state level.

Meanwhile, I have been researching how countries around the world deal with a far-reaching challenge: safely handling and disposing of nuclear waste. No country worldwide has to date developed a functioning waste management strategy for all kinds of nuclear waste. Not yet a single final repository for high-level waste – the most toxic and dangerous form of radioactive waste – is ready-made. I am contributing to an comprehensive overview which is to be published in late 2019.

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. Citizen energy is an antidote to rising populism. We presented the findings on speaking tours in the Netherlands, the United States and Canada. Previously I hosted a seminar on energy democracy and how the transition to renewables will impact geopolitics at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

Publications in English

Publications in German

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