Professor Detlef F. Sprinz, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Working Group Leader
Sprinz, Ph.D.

Detlef F. Sprinz is a Senior Scientist with PIK—Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, a Professor with the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and a Research Affiliate at ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France.  During 2020-2021, he holds a Tandem Fellowship by the German Stifterverband to create a course on “Sustainable and Collaborative Decision-Making in Business and Politics – An Interdisciplinary and Prediction-Based Course.” He is also a Lead Author in the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He received a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, as well as a M.A. (“Diplom-Volkswirt”) in Economics from the University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.  During the academic year 2017-18, Detlef Sprinz served as Rice Faculty Fellow & Visiting Professor in the European Studies Council, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (now: Yale School of the Environment), Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. He coordinated a research group at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, located at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, on credible commitment to long-term policy from January-August 2017. 

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Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2555
dsp[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

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Affiliations

Yale University

Yale Summer Faculty
New Haven, CT, USA

Lund University

Center for Environmental and Climate Research
Lund, Sweden

IPCC

Lead author, 6th Assessment Report, Working Group III, chapter on "international cooperation"

Detlef F. Sprinz is a Senior Scientist with PIK—Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany, a Professor with the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and a Research Affiliate at ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France.  During 2020-2022, he holds a Tandem Fellowship by the German Stifterverband to create a course on “Sustainable and Collaborative Decision-Making in Business and Politics – An Interdisciplinary and Prediction-Based Course.”  In addition, he is a Visiting Researcher, Center for Environmental and Climate Research, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.

He received a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, as well as a M.A. (“Diplom-Volkswirt”) in Economics from the University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany.  He coordinated a research group at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, located at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, on credible commitment to long-term policy from January-August 2017.  During the academic year 2017-18, Detlef Sprinz served as Rice Faculty Fellow & Visiting Professor in the European Studies Council, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (now: Yale School of the Environment), Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

His areas of research and publications encompass climate policy at various levels, long-term policy, inter/national institutions & the evaluation of their performance, European & international environmental policy, and modeling political decisions.  He served as guest editor of the special issue of Global Environmental Politics on “Long-term Environmental Policy” (2009), co-editor of International Relations and Global Climate Change (The MIT Press, 2001), Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations (The University of Michigan Press, 2004), and Global Climate Policy - Actors, Concepts, and Enduring Challenges (The MIT Press, 2018) - in addition to numerous journal articles.  As a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group III, he co-authors chapter 14 on “international cooperation.”

Detlef Sprinz has taught international relations, international environmental policy, and social science methodology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA; the University of Oslo, Norway; the University of Potsdam, Germany; in the joint MA program in International Relations (MAIB) of the Free University Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, and the University of Potsdam; in the Master of Public Management (MPM) program of the University of Potsdam, as well at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

During 2009-2012, Detlef Sprinz served as Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark.  He was a member of the International Advisory Committee of MILEN—Environmental Change and Sustainable Energy, University of Oslo, Norway (2010-2013), and was a Senior Research Fellow with CICERO—Center for International Climate and Environmental Research—Oslo, Norway (2011-2013).  Detlef Sprinz is a member of the European Academy, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany; co-founded Ecologic Institute; and provides consultancy services to companies, governments, international institutions, research institutes, and think tanks.  He also serves on a range of advisory boards of national, European, and international projects, journals, and institutions. 

Main research interests

  • Climate policy at various levels
  • Long-term policy
  • Inter/national institutions & the evaluation of their performance
  • European & international environmental policy (in particular climate policy)
  • Modeling political decisions

2020

  • Sprinz, Detlef F., Shradha Shreejaya, and K. V. Devi Prasad. 2020. Predicting Climate Policy Choices: The Indian Water Mission. In Leidenschaft und Augenmaß: Sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Entwicklung, Verwaltung, Umwelt und Klima - Festschrift für Harald Fuhr, edited by Thomas Hickmann and Markus Lederer. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 207-219.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F.  2020.  Effectiveness. In Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, edited by Jean-Frédéric Morin and Amandine Orsini. London and New York: Routledge, 80-83.[PDF]
  • Sælen, Håkon, Jon Hovi, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal. 2020. How US Withdrawal Might Influence Cooperation Under the Paris Climate Agreement. Enviromental Science and Policy 108: 121-132, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.03.011.[PDF]


2019


2018


2017

  • Sprinz, Detlef F., Rebekka Popp, Jennifer S. Bansard, and Peter Hefele. 2017. Compensating for Climate Change Impacts? Priorities for Research and Public Policy. Hong Kong and Potsdam: Konrad Adenauer Foundation and PIK - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.[PDF]


2016

  • Sprinz, Detlef F., Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Steffen Kallbekken, Frans Stokman, Håkon Sælen, and Robert Thomson. 2016. Predicting Paris: Multi-Method Approaches to Forecast the Outcomes of Global Climate Negotiations. Politics and Governance 4:172-187. doi:10.17645/pag.v4i3.654.[Link] [PDF]
  • Hovi, Jon, Detlef F. Sprinz, Håkon Sælen, and Arild Underdal. 2016. "Climate Change Mitigation: A Role for Climate Clubs?" Palgrave Communications 2:16020. doi: 10.1057/palcomms.2016.20.[PDF]


2015

  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. 2015.  Predicting Paris: Forecasting the Outcomes of UNFCCC COP-21 With the Predictioneer’s Game. 10 Nov. 2015. Potsdam and New York City: PIK - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and New York University, ResearchGate: doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3722.1840.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F.  2015.  Effectiveness. In Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, edited by Jean-Frédéric Morin and Amandine Orsini. London and New York: Routledge, 64-67.


2014

  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2014. Long-Term Policy Problems: Definition, Origins, and Responses.  In Predicting the Future in Science, Economics, and Politics, edited by Frank Whelon Wayman, Paul R. Williamson, Solomon Polachek and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 126–43.
  • Hovi, Jon, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal. 2014. Bottom-up or Top-Down?  In Torward a New Climate Agreement - Conflict , Resolution and Governance, edited by  Todd L. Cherry, Jon Hovi, and David M. McEvoy.  London and New York: Routledge, 167-80.


2013

  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Steffen von Buenau. 2013. The Compensation Fund for Climate Impacts Weather, Climate, and Society 5:210-220. doi: 10.1175/wcas-d-12-00010.1.[PDF]
  • Pahl-Wostl, Claudia, Carlo Giupponi, Keith Richards, Claudia Binder, Alex de Sherbinin, Detlef Sprinz, Theo Toonen, and Caroline van Bers. 2013. Transition Towards a New Global Change Science: Requirements for Methodologies, Methods, Data and Knowledge. Environmental Science & Policy 28(2013):36-47. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.009. [PDF]


2012

  • Bang, Guri, Jon Hovi, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2012. US Presidents and the Failure to Ratify Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Climate Policy 12:755-763. doi:10.1080/14693062.2012.699788.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef, F. 2012. Long-Term Environmental Policy: Definition—Origin—Response Options. In Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, edited by Peter Dauvergne, second edition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 183-193.[PDF]
  • Haberl, Helmut, Detlef Sprinz, et al. 2012. Correcting a Fundamental Error in Greenhouse Gas Accounting Related to Bioenergy. Energy Policy 45:18-23, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.02.051.[PDF]
  • Hovi, Jon, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Guri Bang.  2012. Why the United States Did Not Become A Party to the Kyoto Protocol: German, Norwegian, and US Perspectives. European Journal of International Relations 18(1):129-150. doi: 10.1177/1354066110380964.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. Long-Term Environmental Policy: 2012. Challenges for Research. Invited Editorial, 20th Anniversary Issue. Journal of Environment and Development, vol 21(1), 67-70, doi: 10.1177/1070496511435667.[PDF]


2011

  • EEA Scientific Committee. 2011. Opinion of the EEA Scientific Committee on Greenhouse Gas Accounting in Relation to Bioenergy.  Scientific Committee, Copenhagen: European Environment Agency.[Link] [PDF]


2010

  • Sprinz, Detlef. 2010. The “Sandwich Solution” to Global Climate Policy. In Delivering Tomorrow - Towards Sustainable Logistics. Bonn: Deutsche Post AG: 71-74.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef. 2010. Die „Sandwichlösung“ für die globale Klimapolitik. In Delivering Tomorrow - Zukunftstrend Nachhaltige Logistik.  Bonn: Deutsche Post AG, 71-74.[PDF]


2009

  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2009. "Long-Term Environmental Policy." Guest Editor. Special Issue of Global Environmental Policy 9 (3).[Journal]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2009. "Introduction. Long-Term Environmental Policy: Definition, Knowledge, Future Research." Global Environmental Politics 9 (3):1-8.[PDF]
  • Hovi, Jon, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal. 2009. "Implementing Long-Term Climate Policy: Time Inconsistency, Domestic Politics, International Anarchy." Global Environmental Politics 9 (3):20-39.[PDF]
  • Lempert, Robert, Jürgen Scheffran, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2009. "Methods for Long-Term Environmental Policy Challenges." Global Environmental Politics 9 (3):106-33.[PDF]


2008

  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2008.  Responding to Long-Term Policy Challenges: Sugar Daddies, Airbus Solution or Liability? Ökologisches Wirtschaften 2/2008:16-19.[PDF] [Journal]
  • Ochs, Alexander, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2008.  Europa Riding the Hegemon? Transatlantic Climate Policy. In Hegemony Constrained: Evasion, Modification, and Resistance to American Foreign Policy, edited by D. B. Bobrow. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 144-166.[PDF]
  • EEA Scientific Committee. 2008. Opinion of the EEA Scientific Committee on the Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Utilisation in the EU.  Scientific Committee, Copenhagen: European Environment Agency.[Link] [PDF]


2007

  • Dimitrov, Radoslav, Detlef F. Sprinz, Gerald M. DiGiusto, and Alexander Kelle.  2007.  International Nonregimes: A Research Agenda. International Studies Review 9 (2): 230-258.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2007.  Zukünftige Forschung zur Effektivität Internationaler Institutionen [The Next Wave: Future Research on the Effectiveness of International Institutions], Politische Vierteljahresschrift - Sonderheft Politik und Umwelt. 39/2007, 60-72.[PDF]


2006

  • Hovi, Jon, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2006.  The Limits of the Law of the Least Ambitious Program. Global Environmental Politics 6 (3): 28-42.[PDF]
  • Hovi, Jon, Robert Huseby, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2006.  When Do (Imposed) Economic Sanctions Work? World Politics 57 (4): 479-499.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2006. “Germany’s International Environmental Policy”, in: Germany’s Uncertain Power: Foreign Policy of the Berlin Republic, edited by H. W. Maull, Houndsmill, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 214-230.
  • EEA Scientific Committee. 2006. EEA Scientific Committee Opinion on Aggregate and Composite Environmental Indicators.  Scientific Committee, Copenhagen: European Environment Agency.[Link] [PDF]


2005

  • Ochs, Alexander, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2005. Europa Riding the Hegemon?  Transatlantic Climate Policy, in: Bobrow, Davis B. (ed.) Challenges to U.S. Foreign and Military Policy, Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2005. Die Herausforderungen der Internationalen Umweltpolitik: Analysen – Perspektiven – Empfehlungen [The Challenges of International Environmental Policy: Analyses - Perspectives - Recommendations], in: Chancen der deutschen Außenpolitik [The Opportunities of German Foreign Policy], edited by S. Bökenförde. Dresden: TUDpress -Verlag der Wissenschaften Dresden.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2005. Europan Ere Inork Ez Du Egin Nahi Esperimentu Berderik [Also in Europe, Nobody Wants to Undertake the Green Experiment at Home], in: Berria Asteazkena, 16 February 2005, 3 (in Basque).[PDF]


2004

  • Ott, Konrad, Gernot Klepper, Stephan Lingner, Achim Schäfer, Jürgen Scheffran, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2004. Reasoning Goals of Climate Protection. Specification of Article 2 UNFCCC. Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler: Europäische Akademie GmbH, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler on behalf of the German Federal Environmental Agency.[PDF]
  • Ott, Konrad, Gernot Klepper, Stephan Lingner, Achim Schäfer, Jürgen Scheffran, and Detlef Sprinz. 2004. Konkretisierungsstrategien für Art. 2 der UN-Klimarahmenkonvention. Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler: Europäische Akademie GmbH, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2004. Umsetzung von Kyoto ist Herkulesaufgabe [The Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol is a Major Challenge]. Stuttgarter Zeitung, 03 December 2004, p.7.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., Anja Bauer, Jette Krause, Kathrin Birkel, and Ruben Zondervan. 2004. International Environmental Policy [E-Learning Course]. PolitikON, 01 April 2004.[Link]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias, eds. 2004. Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias. 2004. Introduction: Methodology in International Relations Research, in: Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations, edited by D. F. Sprinz and Y. Wolinsky-Nahmias, 1-16. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2004. Environment Meets Statistics: Quantitative Analysis of International Environmental Policy, in: Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations, edited by D. F. Sprinz and Y. Wolinsky-Nahmias, 177-192. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Yael Wolinsky-Nahmias. 2004. Conclusion: Multimethod Research, in: Models, Numbers, and Cases: Methods for Studying International Relations, edited by D. F. Sprinz and Y. Wolinsky-Nahmias, 367-381. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.


2003

  • Churkina, G., J. Tenhunen, P Thornton, J. A. Elbers, M. Erhard, E. M. Falge, T. Grünwald, A. S. Kowalski , Ü. Rannik, and D. F. Sprinz. 2003. Analyzing the Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics of Four European Coniferous Forests Using a Biogeochemistry Model. Ecosystems 6:169-184.[PDF]
  • Hovi, Jon, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal. 2003. The Oslo-Potsdam Solution to Measuring Regime Effectiveness: Critique, Response, And Extensions. Global Environmental Politics 3 (3):74-96.[PDF]
  • Hovi, Jon, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal. 2003. Regime Effectiveness and the Oslo-Potsdam Solution: A Rejoinder to Oran Young. Global Environmental Politics 3 (3):105-107.[PDF]
  • Jaeger, Carlo C., Detlef F. Sprinz, and Klaus Hasselmann. 2003. Wer soll das bezahlen? [Who Shall Pay For It?]. Die Zeit 8/2003.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2003. Internationale Regime und Institutionen [International Regimes and Institutions], in: Die neuen Internationalen Beziehungen - Forschungsstand und Perspektiven in Deutschland [The New International Relations - The State of Research and Perspectives in Germany], edited by G. Hellmann, K. D. Wolf and M. Zürn, 251-273. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2003. Gentleman, Scholar, Visionary - A Living Tribute to Harold K. Jacobson. Michigan Journal of International Law. 24 (4):1029-1035.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2003. The Interest-Based Explanation of International Environmental Policy, in: Environment in the New Global Economy, edited by P. M. Haas, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.[Link]


2002

  • Schröder, M., M. Clausen, A. Grunwald, A. Hense, G. Klepper, S. Lingner, K. Ott, D. Schmitt, and D.F. Sprinz, eds. 2002. Klimavorhersage und Klimavorsorge [Climate Prediction and Precautionary Measures], Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung. Bd. 16. Berlin: Springer.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Tapani Vaahtoranta. 2002. National Self-Interest: A Major Factor in International Environmental Policy Formulation, in: Responding to Global Environmental Change, edited by M. K. Tolba, 323-328. London: Wiley.[PDF]


2001

  • Luterbacher, Urs, and Detlef F. Sprinz, eds. 2001. International Relations and Global Climate Change. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.[PDF]
  • Luterbacher, Urs, and Detlef F. Sprinz, 2001. Problems of Global Environmental Cooperation, in: International Relations and Global Climate Change. edited by U. Luterbacher and D. F. Sprinz, 3-22. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Martin Weiß. 2001. Domestic Politics and Global Climate Policy, in: International Relations and Global Climate Change, edited by U. Luterbacher and D. F. Sprinz, 67-94. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2001. Comparing the Global Climate Regime with Other Global Environmental Accords, in: International Relations and Global Climate Change, edited by U. Luterbacher and D. F. Sprinz, 247-277. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.[PDF]
  • Luterbacher, Urs, and Detlef F. Sprinz, 2001. Conclusions.  International Relations and Global Climate Change, edited by U. Luterbacher and D. F. Sprinz, 297-307. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2001. Does Climate Change Lead to Violent Conflict?, in: Climate of the 21st Century: Changes and Risks, edited by J. Lozán, H. Graßl and P. Hupfer, 350-352. Hamburg: Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen in cooperation with GEO.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2001. Global Warming/Climate Change Convention, in: Encyclopedia of International Political Economy, edited by R. J. B. Jones, 610-612. London: Routledge.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2001. Climate Change After Marrakech: The Role of Europe in the Global Arena. German Foreign Policy in Dialogue - A German E-Newsletter on German Foreign Policy 2 (6).[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2001. Summary Notes of the 7th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, at Palais des Congrès, Marrakech, Morocco, 29 October – 10 November 2001.[PDF]


2000

  • Helm, Carsten, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 2000. Measuring the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes. Journal of Conflict Resolution 45 (5):630-652.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 2000. Problems of Cross-Level Inference in Political Science. Climatic Change 44 (3) (Special Issue on "Upscaling in Global Change Research"; Guest Editor: L. D. Danny Harvey)):393-408.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Andreas Wahl. 2000. Reversing (Inter)National Policy - Germany’s Response to Transboundary Air Pollution, in: International Environmental Agreements and Domestic Politics: The Case of Acid Rain, edited by A. Underdal and K. Hanf, 139-166. Aldershot: Ashgate.


1999

  • Helm, Carsten, and Detlef Sprinz. 1999. Measuring the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1999. Empirical-Quantitative Approaches to the Study of International Environmental Policy, in: Policy Analysis Methods, edited by S. S. Nagel, 41-64. Commack, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1999. Modeling Environmental Conflict, in: Environmental Change and Security. A European Perspective, edited by A. Carius and K. M. Lietzmann, 183-194. Berlin.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1999. Contributions to "Environment &Security in an International Context". Bonn & Brussels: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Germany & Committee of the Challenges of Modern Society, Nato.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Galina E. Churkina. 1999. The Analysis of Environmental Thresholds. Venice International University, Venice, Italy,: NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Caspian Sea: A Quest for Environmental Security".[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Carsten Helm. 1999. The Effect of Global Environmental Regimes: A Measurement Concept. International Political Science Review 20 (4 (October 1999)):359-369.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Tapani Vaahtoranta. 1999. The Interest-Based Explanation of International Environmental Policy, in: Environmental Policy, Volume II: International Environmental Policy, edited by W. Rüdig, 342-370. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.[PDF]


1998

  • Sprinz, Detlef. 1998. Contributions to "Institutional Frameworks for Political Action", in: Human Choice and Climate Change, edited by S. Rayner and E. L. Malone, 345-439. Columbus, OH: Battelle Press.[Link]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1998. Domestic Politics and European Acid Rain Regulation, in: The Politics of International Environmental Management, edited by A. Underdal, 41-66. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1998. Die Modellierung umweltbedingter Konflikte [Modeling Environmental Conflict], in: Umwelt und Sicherheit. Herausforderungen für die internationale Politik [Environment and Security - Challenges for International Policy], edited by A. Carius and K. M. Lietzmann, 195-208. Berlin: Springer.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1998. Internationale Klimapolitik [International Climate Policy]. Die Friedens-Warte - Blätter für internationale Verständigung und zwischenstaatliche Organisation 73 (1):25-44.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1998. Umwelt und Sicherheit: Die Rolle von Umweltschwellenwerten in der empirisch-quantitativen Modellierung [Environment and Security: Environmental Thresholds and Empirical-Quantitative Modeling]. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1998. Cross-Level Inference in Political Science, in: Elements of Change 1997, edited by S. J. Hassol and J. Katzenberger, 135-142. Aspen, CO: Aspen Global Change Institute.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Tapani Vaahtoranta. 1998. The Interest-Based Explanation of International Environmental Policy, in: The Politics of International Environmental Management, edited by A. Underdal, 13-40. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Andreas Wahl. 1998. Reversing Course: Germany's Response to the Challenge of Transboundary Air Pollution. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).[PDF]


1997

  • Sprinz, Detlef, Carsten Helm, Rudolfo Lewanski, and Kenneth Hanf. 1997. International Governmental Organizations and National Particaption in Environmental Regimes: The Organizational Components of the Acidification Regime. Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1997. Environmental Security and Instrument Choice, in: Conflict and the Environment, edited by N. P. Gleditsch, 483-502. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1997. Cross-Level Inference in Political Science. Aspen, CO: Aspen Global Change Institute.


1996

  • Carius, Alexander, Melanie Kemper, Sebastian Oberthür, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 1996. NATO/CCMS Pilot Study Environment and Security in an International Context: State of the Art and Perspectives, Interim Report, October 1996. Environmental Change and Security Project Report (3):55-65.[PDF]
  • Hanf, Kenneth, Steinar Andresen, Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Stephan Kux, Rodolfo Lewanski, Francesc Morata, Jim Skea, Detlef Sprinz, Arild Underdal, Tapani Vaahtoranta, and Jørgen Wettestad. 1996. The Domestic Basis of International Environmental Agreements: Modelling National/International Linkages. Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1996. Monitoring and the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1996. Klimapolitik und Umweltsicherheit: Eine interdisziplinäre Konzeption [Climate Policy and Environmental Security: An Interdisciplinary Coneptual Model], in: Klimapolitik - Naturwissenschaftliche Grundlagen, internationale Regimebildung und Konflikte, ökonomische Analysen sowie nationale Problemerkennng und Politikumsetzung, edited by H. G. Brauch, 141-150. Berlin: Springer.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1996. International Negotiations Related to Global Climate Change (Abstract of a Keynote Address), in: Global Change, Local Challenge - HDP Third Scientific Symposium, 20-22 September 1995, edited by Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme, 40-41. Geneva: Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Urs Luterbacher, eds. 1996. International Relations and Global Climate Change. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).[PDF]


1995

  • Schellnhuber, Hans-Joachim, and Detlef F. Sprinz. 1995. Umweltkrisen und internationale Sicherheit [Environmental Crisis and International Security], in: Deutschlands neue Außenpolitik, Bd. 2: Herausforderungen [Germany's New Foreign Policy, Vol. 2: Challenges], edited by K. Kaiser and H. W. Maull, 239-260. Munich: R. Oldenbourg.[PDF]


1994

  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1994. Editorial Overview: Strategies of Inquiry into International Environmental Policy. International Studies Notes 19 (3):32-34.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1994. Empirical-Quantitative Analyses of International Environmental Policy. International Studies Notes 19 (3):37-40.
  • Sprinz, Detlef F., and Tapani Vaahtoranta. 1994. The Interest-Based Explanation of International Environmental Policy. International Organization 48 (1):77-105.[PDF]


1993

  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1993. The Impact of International and Domestic Factors on the Regulation of Acid Rain in Europe: Preliminary Findings. Journal of Environment & Development 2 (1):37-61.[PDF]
  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1993. Contributions to "Jahresgutachten 1993 des Wissenschaftlichen Beirates Globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU), in: Welt im Wandel: Grundstruktur globaler Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen, edited by WBGU, Bonn: Economica Verlag.[PDF]


1992

  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1992. Why Countries Support International Environmental Agreements: The Regulation of Acid Rain in Europe. Ph.D. diss, Ann Arbor, MI: Department of Political Science, The University of Michigan.[PDF]


1990

  • Sprinz, Detlef F. 1990. Environmental Concern and Environmental Action in Western Europe: Concepts, Measurements, and Implications. Laxenburg, Austria: International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA).[PDF]

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Course Syllabi (the latest version of each course can be found below; for an overview of all courses taught, please consult my CV):

  • Global Climate Governance (MA-level Seminar, University of Potsdam, Summer 2022.[PDF]
  • Modeling Political Decisions for Sustainability (MA-level Seminar, University of Potsdam, Fall/Winter 2021).[PDF]
  • Predicting Policy Decisions for Sustainability and their Influence on Business Strategy (MA-level Seminar, University of Potsdam, Summer 2020).[PDF]
  • Thursdays for ... Predicting Environmental Policy (MA-level Seminar, University of Potsdam, Fall/Winter 2019).[PDF]
  • Global Environmental Governance (MA-level Foundation Course, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Fall 2017).[PDF]
  • Global Climate Governance (Undergraduate, MA-, and Ph.D.-level Seminar, Yale University, Fall 2017).[PDF]
  • Methods for Studying International Relations/ World Politics (MA-level Seminar, Free University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin & University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Summer 2016).[PDF]
  • Global Climate Governance: Predicting Paris / Global Environmental & Climate Policy (MA-level Seminar, Master of Public Management, MA Political Science, MA Public Administration, University of Potsdam, Fall/Winter 2015/2016).[PDF]
  • International Environmental Policy (Ph.D.-level seminar, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Winter 2007).[PDF]
  • Introduction to World Politics (First-year Undergraduate Course, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Winter 2007).[PDF]
  • Methods for Studying World Politics (Advanced Undergraduate Seminar, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Fall 2006).[PDF]
  • Quantitative International Relations & Quantitative Political Science (MA-level course, Free University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, & University of Potsdam, Fall/Winter 2005).[PDF]
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods for Political Scientists (MA-level course, Free University Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, & University of Potsdam, Summer 2005).[PDF]
  • Climate Change Policy: National, European, Global (Advanced Undergraduate Seminar, University of Potsdam, Summer 2001).[PDF
  • Advanced Topics in International Environmental Policy (Advanced Undergraduate Seminar, University of Potsdam, Fall/Winter 1998).[PDF]