Janosch Pfeffer

Janosch Pfeffer is a master’s student of Earth System Governance at Utrecht University currently preparing his PhD. He is affiliated to the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, and the Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance in Canberra. His main research interests lie at the intersection of environmental governance and the systemic perspective in deliberative democracy. For his PhD, Janosch studies the potentials of national-level deliberative mini-publics for governing contested sustainability challenges. Currently, he is collaborating with John Gastil and Kristinn Már to test whether mini-publics can increase public support for costly climate policies. Janosch is passionate about qualitative as well as quantitative research methods. Next to political science and theory, he has engaged with economics, social theory, sustainability science, complexity science, and social psychology. Janosch is always open to collaboration requests. Beyond academia, he is active at Klima-Mitbestimmung JETZT–an oranisation of young professionals advocating for analytic-deliberative participation instruments in German climate politics.