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Robin Tschötschel

Universität Hamburg

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Robin Tschötschel is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Sciences, Universität Hamburg. His current research investigates how identities and views about social justice interact with climate politics. He pays special attention to the conditions that enable people to integrate climate-friendly worldviews and attitudes with their existing identities and social justice concerns. He also studies how patterns of media consumption influence audiences’ perceptions of the social side of climate change and climate-friendly policy ideas.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Australia Austria Germany

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Climate Justice Public opinion

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Tschötschel, Robin. ‘Polarisation vs Consensus-Building: How US and German News Media Portray Climate Change as a Feature of Political Identities’. Environmental Politics, forthcoming.

Tschötschel, Robin, Rahel Roloff, Norman Schumann, and Michael Brüggemann. ‘Der Klimawandel im öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehen’. Media Perspektiven, vol. 2022, no. 12, 2022, pp. 574–81.

Tschötschel, R., Schuck, A., Schwinges, A., Wonneberger, A., Climate change policy support, intended behaviour change, and their drivers largely unaffected by consensus messages in Germany, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Volume 76, 2021, 101655

Tschötschel, R. Past the tipping point: Climate change and the public sphere in Germany and the United States. PhD Thesis.

Tschötschel, R., Schuck, A., & Wonneberger, A. (2020). Patterns of controversy and consensus in German, Canadian, and US online news on climate change. Global Environmental Change, 60, [101957].

Blok, A., & Tschötschel, R. (2015). World port cities as cosmopolitan risk community: Mapping urban climate policy experiments in Europe and East Asia. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 34(4), 717–736.

Jacobs, T., & Tschötschel, R. (2019). Topic models meet discourse analysis: A quantitative tool for a qualitative approach. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 22(5), 469-485.