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Linda Wallbott

Linda WallbottPosition at FNI: Guest Researcher

Position, home institution: Ph.D. Candidate

Academic background
   Master in Political Science 'Governance and Public Policy', Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany (2008).
   Bachelor in Political Science, Technical University of Darmstadt (2007).
   Exchange year, Karlstad University, Sweden (2003-04).

Professional experience
   Research Assistant, Cluster of Excellence 'The Formation of Normative Orders' at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M. (2009-13) and Technical University of Darmstadt (2008-09).
   Visiting Researcher BCAS, Dhaka (2010).
   Student research assistant, Technical University of Darmstadt (Corporations as Norm Entrepreneurs?) (2005-08).
   Internships with Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Deutsche Telekom AG, Amnesty International; Online Volunteer for UNDP; Editorial staff NETZ Partnership for Development and Justice.

Main research interests
International environmental negotiations (in particular biodiversity and climate); inter-/ transnational processes of norm diffusion, norm change and institutional interaction; private business actors and market-based instruments in global governance.

Major publications
(Peer-reviewed publications are highlighted with an *)

* Wallbott, Linda, 'Indigenous Peoples in UN REDD+-Negotiations: 'Importing Power' and Lobbying for Rights Through Discursive Interplay Management. Ecology & Society (in press).

Wallbott, Linda, 'Goals, strategies and success of the African Group in the negotiations of the Nagoya Protocol'. In Oberthür, Sebastian and G. Kristin Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources. Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. Routledge, 2014, pp. 114-131.

Wallbott, Linda, Franziska Wolff, Justyna Pozarowska, 'The negotiations of the Nagoya Protocol: Issues, coalitions and process'. In Oberthür, Sebastian and G. Kristin Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources. Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. Routledge, 2014, pp. 33-59.

* Zimmermann, Lisbeth, Andreas von Staden, Angela Marciniak, Linda Wallbott and Friedrich Arndt, 'Muss Ordnung sein? Zum Umgang mit Konflikten zwischen normativen Ordnungen'. Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Vol 20, No 1, 2013, pp. 35-60.

* Deitelhoff, Nicole and Linda Wallbott, 'Beyond soft balancing. Small states and coalition building in the ICC and Climate negotiations', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol 25, No 3, 2012, pp. 345-366.

* Wallbott, Linda, 'Political in Nature: The Conflict-fuelling Character of International Climate Policies'. In Scheffran, J. M. Brzoska, H.G. Brauch, P.M. Link and J. Schilling (eds), Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict. Challenges for Societal Stability. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 8, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag, 2012, pp.223-241.

* Wallbott, Linda, 'Calling on Peace. The International ICT Sector and the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo'. In: Deitelhoff, Nicole and Klaus Dieter Wolf (eds.), Corporate Security Responsibility? Private Governance Contributions to Peace and Security in Zones of Conflict. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010, pp. 85-105.
Contact details
   (+47) 67111905
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 Related focal points of research

   Global governance and sustainable development
   Biodiversity and biosafety

 Important ongoing projects

The dynamics of normative orders: Construction and effectiveness of justice demands in international climate and biodiversity negotiations (PhD thesis, working title)

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) in international climate negotiations

Women in international climate negotiations: Diplomats and lobbyists inter pares?

 Important past projects

Transnational Justice and Democracy

Business actors as political actors

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