Jonathan Rosa
Jonathan Rosa

BIGSSS, Universität Bremen

Tel.: +49 421 218 66441


Unicom 1, Haus 7, Room: 7.4600

BIGSSS-departs Ph.D. Fellow, Field A, Cohort 2017

Research Interests

  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Global Governance
  • Emerging Powers
  • Environmental Politics
  • Climate Change Regime
  • Role theory

Dissertation topic
“Emerging powers’ commitments to global governance: roles and preferences of Brazil, South Africa, India, and China in the climate change regime”

Dissertation abstract
This research project endeavors to explain how the positions of the BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India, and China - changed in the global climate change negotiations in the cycle from the Copenhagen COP-15 in 2009 to the Paris COP-21 in 2015. From a methodological comparative analysis, it contrasts an explanation derived from Foreign Policy Analysis Role Theory with a more conventional interest-based approach based on state preferences.

Academic Supervisors
Karen Smith-Stegen
Peter Mayer