Manjana Milkoreit

PhD Candidate in Global Governance

I am a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo (Canada). I have a law degree from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and graduated with a Masters of Public Policy as McCloy Scholar from the Harvard Kennedy School. Using a complex systems view, my long-term research interest concerns the nexus between climate change and security, which I would like  to explore with the use of agent-based models. My dissertation focuses on the role of cognition in international climate politics. Using cognitive-affective maps and Q Method I investigate the different belief systems and thought patterns of participants in the climate negotiations, asking whether and how cognitive processes influence the search for cooperative solutions.


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A Cognitive Approach to Global Climate Governance


After more than 20 years of unsuccessful international negotiations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) might be one of the biggest, and maybe most...

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