Dr. Franca Bülow

Researcher, Comparative Political Science

Westring 400, R.04.40
Phone: +49 431 880-2626

Comparative Political Science

Office hours

Wednesday 13.30-14:30


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Research Interests:

  • Environmental and Climate Governance/ Collaborative Governance
  • Resilience
  • Transformation
  • Incentives for behavioural change



  • 09/2017- 05/2018 Environmental Social Scientist, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research // Forschung und Consulting
  • 10/2014 – 09/2017 PhD Candidate and Junior lecturer, Kiel University, political science, insitute for social sciences
  • 5/2017 – 09/2017 Researcher Baltic Consortium on Promoting Gender Equality in Marine Research Organisations
  • 01/2017 – 05/2017 Researcher, Making Sensz, Lincoln University, New Zealand, Dr. Ann Brower
  • Student Assistant 06/2012 - 02/2016, Faculty for Governance, Participation and Sustainability, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Projects: ECOPAG/GoScaLE, with Prof. Dr. Jens Newig
  • Research Assistant 2013 Eco Taurus Consulting
  • 11/2012 - 03/2014 Student Assistant Faculty for Political Theory and Political Philosophy, Project: The Concept of Sovereignty in the Transnational Constellation, with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Volk
  • 08/2010-03/2012 Teaching Assistant, German as a foreign language, RWTH Aachen



  • PhD 2014-2018, Kiel University, Department of Political Science
  • Master of Arts 2012- 2014, Political Sciences & English Literature
  • Summer Session in Asian Studies 07/2013-08/2013 Tokyo, Japan, Summer Session in Asian Studies studying Japanese and Japanese Literature Sophia University
  • Bachelor of Arts 2009-2012, Political Sciences & English Studies


Journal publications

  • Cradock-Henry, N., Flood, S., Bülow, F., Blackett, P. and A. Wreford. 2019. Adaptation knowledge for New Zealand's primary industries: Known, not known and needed, Climate Risk Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2019.100190.
  • Cradock-Henry, N., Bülow, F., Flood, S., Blackett, P. and A. Wreford. 2019. Towards a heuristic for assessing adaption knowledge: impacts, implications, decisions and actions, Environmental Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab370c.
  • Cradock-Henry, N, Fountain, J., Bülow, F. 2018. Transformations for resilient rural futures: the case of Kaikōura, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Sustainability / Sustainable Urban and Rural Development – Special Issue on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061952
  • Bülow, F., Cradock-Henry, N. 2018. What you sow is what you reap? (Dis-)incentives for Adaptation Intentions in Farming. Sustainability 10(4), 1133, doi: 10.3390/su10041133    
  • Ricart, S., Rico, A., Kirk, N., Bülow, F., Ribas, A. and David Pavón. 2018. What we learned about governance in multifunctional irrigation systems? Balancing stakeholder engagement in hydrosocial territories. International Journal of Water Resources Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2018.1447911
  • Bülow F. 2017. Doing everything you can, but still not getting it right: How Great Expectations for Water Quality in Brussels are dashed in the Province. Case Studies in the Environment. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/cse.2017.sc.452733
  • Bülow, F. 2017. Nachhaltigkeit auf die Felder und den Tisch. Von SoLaWi, GAP und Foodsharing. Forum Recht 2/17: Umweltzerstörung – ein Survival Kit. http://forum-recht-online.de/wp/?p=1842.


Reports and Policy briefs

  • Cradock-Henry, N., Bülow, F., Flood, S., Blackett, P., Wreford, A. June 2018. Mind the gaps - Synthesis and systematic review of climate change adaptation in New Zealand’s primary industries. Prepared for Ministry of Primary Industries.
  • Cradock-Henry, N., Flood, S., Bülow, F. 2018. Technical Note: Synthesis and Systematic Review of Climate Change Adapation in New Zealand’s Primary Industries. Prepared for Ministry of Primary Industries ‘Mind the Gaps’: Synthesis and Systematic Review of Climate Change Adaptation in New Zealand’s Primary Industries.
  • Zhu, X., van Ierland, E.C, Biewald, A., Bülow, F., Kontogianni, A., Skourtos, M., Tourkolias,C. , Kampas A. 2015. Report on the policy and decision context of CAP reform in the context of climate change adaptation and sustainable resource management. WP 7, ECONADAPT, (www.econadapt.eu).


Chapters in Books and edited volumes

  • Corves, C. (Hrsg.), Inclan, T., Bartmann, I., Bülow, F. 2015. Die Zukunftsmacher. Nachhaltigkeit in Kiel. Muthesius Kunsthochschule. ISBN 978-3-00-051704-4.