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PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Theesfeld, I. and F. Klümper (2016). Interplay between structural change in Central Asian agriculture and institutional scarcity of land and water: evidence from Tajikistan. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie 60(1-2): 81-96.

Hirschauer, N., Mußhoff, O., Grüner, S., Frey, U., Theesfeld, I. and P. Wagner (2016). Grundsätzliche Missverständnisse bei der Interpretation des p-Werts. Zeitschrift Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium 8(2016): 407-412.

Dufhues, T., Theesfeld, I. and G. Buchenrieder (2015). The Political Economy of Decentralization in Thailand: How Past and Present Decentralization Affects rural Actors’ Participation European Journal of Development Research. 27(5): 793-810.

Prazan, J. and I. Theesfeld (2014). The role of agri-environmental contracts in saving biodiversity in the post-socialist Czech Republic. International Journal of the Commons, 8(1): 1-25.

Theesfeld, I. and A. MacKinnon (2014). Giving birds a starting date: The curious social solution to a water resource issue in the U.S. West. Ecological Economics, 97(0): 110-119.

Sandberg, A., Theesfeld, I. Schlüter, A., Penov, I. and V. Dirimanova (2013). Commons in a changing Europe. International Journal of the Commons, 7(1): 1-6.

Theesfeld, I. and C. Schleyer (2013). Germany’s Light Version of Integrated Water Resource Management. Environmental Policy and Governance, 23(2): 130-144.

Schmidt, O. and I. Theesfeld (2012). Elite Capture in Local Fishery Management – Experiences from Post-socialist Albania. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE), 9(3/4): 103-120.

Bues, A. and I. Theesfeld (2012). Water Grabbing and the Role of Power: Shifting Water Governance in the Light of Agricultural Foreign Direct Investment. Water Alternatives,5(2): 266-263.

Labar, K, Dirimanova, V. and I. Theesfeld (2012). The Role of Bulgaria’s Extension Service in Supporting the CAP. Outlook on Agriculture, 41(1): 21-25.

Rama, K. and I. Theesfeld (2011). Strength and Weakness of Albania’s customary rules in natural resource management. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 50(4): 369-387.

Wegner, S., Labar, K., Petrick, M., Marquardt, D., Theesfeld, I. and G. Buchenrieder (2011). Administering the Common Agricultural Policy in Bulgaria and Romania: Obstacles to accountability and administrative capacity. International Review of Administrative Science, 77(3): 583-608.

Schleyer, C. and I. Theesfeld (2011). Agrar- und Umweltpolitiken aus institutioneller Sicht: eine Ex-ante Methode zur Politikbewertung. German Journal of Agricultural Economics, 60(3): 186-199.

Theesfeld, I. (2011). Perceived Power Resources in Situations of Collective Action. Water Alternatives, 4(1): 86-103.

Schlüter, A. and I. Theesfeld (2010). The Grammar of Institutions: The Challenge of Distinguishing Between Strategies, Norms and Rules. Rationality & Society, 22(4): 445-475.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C. and O. Aznar (2010). The Procedure for Institutional Compatibility Assessment: Ex-ante Policy Assessment from an Institutional Perspective. Journal of Institutional Economics, 6(3): 377-399.

Theesfeld, I. (2010). Institutional Challenges for National Ground Water Governance: Policies and Issues. Ground Water, 48(1): 131-142.

Theesfeld, I. (2008). Irrigation sector in Bulgaria: Impacts of post-socialist policy reforms. Water Policy, 10(4): 375-389.

Theesfeld, I. and I. Boevsky (2005). Reviving Pre-socialist Cooperative Traditions: The Case of Water Syndicates in Bulgaria. Sociologia Ruralis, 45(3): 171-186.

Theesfeld, I. (2004). Constraints on Collective Action in a Transitional Economy: The Case of Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector. World Development, 32(2): 251-271.

Buchenrieder, G. and I. Theesfeld (2000). Improving Bankability of Small Farmers in Northern Vietnam. Savings and Development. Quarterly Review, (4): 385-402. Milan, Italy.

SPECIAL ISSUE

Sandberg, A., Theesfeld, I. and A. Schlüter (2013). Commons in a changing Europe. International Journal of the Commons, 7(1): 1-6.

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Theesfeld, I. (2015). Das komplexe Geflecht von Land- und Wasserraub in “KOMPASS Das Themenmagazin des Weltfriedensdienst.e.V.“, pp. 13-14 Weltfriedensdienst e.V. (WFD).

Theesfeld, I. (2012). Commons in Europe and a post-socialist perspective. The Commons Digest

Theesfeld, I. and K. Drastig (2011). Auf der Suche nach passenden Institutionen: Klimawandel fordert alle politischen Ebenen heraus. Zwischenruf Wasser: Achtung, Heft 1/2011, Leibniz Gemeinschaft, pp. 8-12.

Theesfeld, I. and K. Drastig (2011). In search of suitable institutions: Climate change poses a challenge at all political levels. Zwischenruf Water: beware! Issue 1/2011, Leibniz Gemeinschaft, pp. 8-12.

Theesfeld, I. (2010). Politik alleine kann nicht helfen. Welche Folgen hat der Klimawandel für Wasserhaushalt und Landwirtschaft? Neue Landwirtschaft (4): 74-76

BOOKS

Theesfeld, I. (2005). A Common-Pool Resource in Transition. Determinants of Institutional Change in Bulgaria’s Postsocialist Irrigation Sector. Institutional Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Volume 23. Aachen: Shaker.

EDITED BOOKS

Theesfeld, I. and F. Pirscher (2011). Perspectives on Institutional Change – Water Management in Europe. Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Vol. 58, Halle (Saale): Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa.

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS

Theesfeld, I. (2016). The Impacts of Liberalized land Markets on the resource Water: A Property Rights Approach. Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus e. V. Landwirtschaftsverlag: 261-270.

Theesfeld, I. and F. Pirscher (2011). Mapping Institutional Change. In: Theesfeld, I. and F. Pirscher (eds.) Perspectives on Institutional Change – Water Management in Europe. Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Vol. 58, Halle (Saale): Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa, 3-8.

Theesfeld, I. and O. Schmidt (2011). Decentralization Failures in Post-Socialist Fishery Management. In: Theesfeld, I. and F. Pirscher (eds.) Perspectives on Institutional Change – Water Management in Europe. Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Vol. 58, Halle (Saale): Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa, 107-127.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C., Hagedorn, K., Callois, J. M., Aznar, O., and J. Alkan-Olsson (2010). The institutional dimension in policy assessment. In: Brouwer, F. and M. van Ittersum (eds.) Environmental and agricultural modeling: integrated approaches for policy impact assessment. Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer, 37-59.

Schmidt, O. and I. Theesfeld (2011). Mehr Kooperation im landwirtschaftlichen Wassersektor: Institutionelle Initiativen im Umgang mit dem Klimawandel verursachen Veränderungen. In: Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (ed.), IAMO Zahl 2011, Halle (Saale): Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa, 63-67.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C. and A.-K. Techen (2010). PICA, A Method of Ex-ante Policy Analysis. In: Loy, Jens-Peter and Rolf A.E. Müller (eds.). Agrar- und Ernährungsmärkte nach dem Boom, Schriften der Gesellschaft für Wirtschaft- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V. Band 45, Münster-Hiltrup: Landwirtschaftsverlag, 457-458

Theesfeld, I. (2009). The Downgrading Effect of Abuse of Power on Trust and Collective Action in Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector. In: Beckmann, V. and M. Padmanabhan (eds.) Institutions and Sustainability : Political Economy of Agriculture and the Environment – Essays in Honour of Konrad Hagedorn. Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer, 223-242.

Theesfeld, I. (2009). Institutionelle Hemmnisse für die Mehrzwecknutzung von Wasser im bulgarischen Bewässerungssektor. In: Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (ed.), IAMO Zahl 2009, Halle (Saale): Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa, 37-42.

Theesfeld, I. (2008). Devolution in Bulgaria’s Irrigation System: Contesting the Public. In: Sikor, T. (ed.) Public and Private in Natural Resource Governance: A False Dichotomy? London: Earthscan, 45-59.

Theesfeld, I. (2008). Political Power Play in Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector Reform. In: Scheumann, W., Neubert, S., Kipping, M. (eds.) Water Politics and Development Cooperation: Local Power Plays and Global Governance. Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer, 259-276.

Theesfeld, I. (2008). Institutional Aspects of Groundwater Governance. In: Scheumann, W. and E. Herrfahrdt-Pähle (eds.) Conceptualizing Cooperation for Africa`s Transboundary Aquifer System. Studies 32. Bonn: German Development Institute (DIE), 305-338.

Scheumann, W., Herrfahrdt-Pähle, E., and I. Theesfeld (2008). Recommendations for German Development Cooperation. In: Scheumann, W. and E. Herrfahrdt-Pähle (eds.) Conceptualizing Cooperation for Africa`s Transboundary Aquifer System. Studies 32. Bonn: German Development Institute (DIE), 63-82.

Penov, I., Theesfeld, I. and F. Gatzweiler (2003). Irrigation and Water Regulation Systems in Transition: The Case of Bulgaria in Comparison with Latvia, East Germany and Romania. In: Gatzweiler, F. and K. Hagedorn (eds.) Institutional Change in Central and Eastern European Agriculture and Environment, Volume 3. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and Humboldt University Berlin.

Buchenrieder, G. and I. Theesfeld (2002). Improving Bankability of Small Farmers in Northern Vietnam, In: Klump, R. and G. Mutz (eds.) Doi Moi in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft – Soziale und ökonomische Transformation in Vietnam. Marburg: Metropolis-Verlag, 43-62.

DISCUSSION PAPERS

Theesfeld, I. and C. Schleyer (2011). Institutional Requirements for Integrated Water Resource Management in Germany. Acatech Materialien Nr. 3. München: Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften.

Theesfeld, I., Schmidt, O., Scheumann, W., Herrfahrdt-Pähle, E. and C. Ifejika Speranza (2011). Adapting Agricultural Water Governance to Climate Change: Experience from Germany, Spain and California. Discussion Paper 6/2011, Bonn: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C., Callois, J.-M., and O. Aznar (2008). Ex-ante Policy Assessment from an Institutional Perspective: A Procedure for Institutional Compatibility Assessment (PICA). ICAR Discussion Paper 20/2008 Berlin: Humboldt University of Berlin, Division of Resource Economics.

Theesfeld, I. and I. Boevsky (2003). Breach of Tradition During Socialism. - The Case of Water Syndicates in Bulgaria. CEESA (Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture) Discussion Paper No. 17, Berlin: Humboldt University of Berlin, Division of Resource Economics.

Theesfeld, I. (2001). Constraints for Collective Action in Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector. CEESA (Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture) Discussion Paper No. 5, Berlin: Humboldt University of Berlin, Division of Resource Economics.

Buchenrieder, G. and I. Theesfeld (2000). Improving Bankability of Small Farmers in Northern Vietnam. Discussion Paper No. 08/2000. Hohenheim, Germany: Department of Agricultural Development Theory and Policy, University of Hohenheim.

LECTURES / INVITED KEYNOTES

Theesfeld, I. (2015). “A property-rights framework to diagnose the land and water nexus”. Keynote at the WasserLand Werkstattgespräch am DIE “Der Wasser-Land Nexus”, Bonn, March 18-19, 2015.

Theesfeld, I. (2014). The Network for Institutional Analysis of Socio-Ecological Systems. Inauguration Ceremony of the Workshop in Institutional Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems (WINS), Berlin, July 16th, 2014.

Theesfeld, I. (2013). “From Land to Water Grabbing – the Hidden Risk” . Habilitation Lecture at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Berlin. December 18th, 2013.

Theesfeld, I. (2012). “Natural Resources and Institutional Analysis – Research on various scales in post-socialist countries”. Invited talk at the University of Nordland and Nordland Research Institute, Research Group for Environment and Resource Governance. Bodo, Norway. February 23th, 2012.

Theesfeld, I. (2011). “Water Management in Europe’s Post-socialist Countries”. The Third Quarterly Meeting Wyoming Board of Control, Pinedale; Wyoming, USA. August 15 -19, 2011

Theesfeld, I. (2011). “Power Concepts in Natural Resource Management”, Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrueck, June 30th, 2011.

Theesfeld, I. (2011). Invited panelist at the European Science Foundation Conference on “Water Governance: Meeting the Challenges of Global Change”, June 5 - 10, 2011, Obergurgl, Austria. Introductory talk on “Polycentricity and Climate Change Adaptation in Agricultural Water Agencies”, at the panel on “Water Governance Addressing Global and Climate Change”.

Theesfeld, I. (2011). “Wasser für alle! Schritte zur kooperativen Wassernutzung”, Abschlussvortrag des 10. Ascanen-Seminars zu „GeoRessource Wasser – Kampf bis zum letzten Tropfen?“, Forum Vinzenz Pallotti, Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (Koblenz), March 2nd, 2011.

Theesfeld, I. (2010). “Linking the precautionary principle to Polycentricity: Investigating climate change adaptation in agricultural water agencies”, invited talk at the colloquium series at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, Indiana University, USA, September 13th, 2010.

Theesfeld, I. (2010). „Groundwater governance the upcoming challenge“, keynote lecture at the IAMO Forum 2010 on “Institutions in Transition: Challenges for New Modes of Governance”, Halle (Saale), Germany, June 16 - 18, 2010.

Theesfeld, I. (2010). “Institutionen für eine nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung von Wasser-ressourcen”, Introductory lecture at the Working Group Meeting „Geo-Resource Water – Challenges of Global Change“ at the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Germany, Berlin, January 19th, 2010.

Theesfeld, I. (2010). „Klima-Wasser-Landwirtschaft“. Introductory lecture for the panel discussion „Climate-Water-Agriculture“ at the Symposium Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, Germany, Berlin, January 15th, 2010.

Theesfeld, I. (2010). Innovation in Policy Analysis: the Procedure for Institutional Compatibility Assessment (PICA). Invited keynote lecture presented at the 4th Green Week Scientific Conference on “Challenges of Education and Innovation”, Germany, Berlin, January 13 - 14, 2010,

Theesfeld, I. (2009). “Institutional economics and practical policy analysis: the Procedure for Institutional Compatibility Assessment (PICA)”. Lecture presented at the one-day workshop on “Perspectives on Institutional Economics” at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), October 27th, 2009.

Theesfeld, I. (2009). „Scientific knowledge that incorporates constraints of the policy process“, Lecture presented at the seminar „Knowledge in the political process“, at the University of Potsdam, Chair for Political Science, Administration and Organization, July 16th, 2009.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Bunkus, R. and I. Theesfeld (2016). Socio-cultural externalities of European large-scale land deals and concentration processes. Paper presented at the IASC European Conference "Commons in a Glocal World - Global Connections and Local Responses", 10-13th, May, 2016, Bern, Switzerland

Frey, U., Villamayor, S. and I. Theesfeld (2016). A new classification of co-management regimes - performance of community managed, co-managed and government-managed irrgation systems. Paper presented at the IASC European Conference "Commons in a Glocal World - Global Connections and Local Responses, 10-13th, May, Bern, Switzerland

Bravo, G., Ghorbani, A., Frey, U. and I. Theesfeld (2016). An empirically-tested model of the emergence of institutions. Paper presented at the IASC European Conference "Commons in a Glocal World - Global Connections and Local Responses, 10-13th May, 2016, Bern, Switzerland

Theesfeld, I., Jelinek, S., Lentz, S., Wust, A., Bykov, N., Ponkina, E., Fadeeva, O., Sergienko, A., Nikulin, A., Kurakin, A., Vinogradskaja, O., Karlova, N., Walde, I., Bavorova, M., Müller, D., Schmidt, G., Illinger, P., Meinel, T. (2016). Science policy interface in the field of climate change mitigation in Russia's agricultural sector "Sustainable Land Management: Final Conference 2016", BMBF Research Programme, 7-9th March 2016, Berlin

Frey, U., Villamayor, S. and i. Theesfeld (2015). Typologies of co-management-performance of farmer-managed and government-managed irrigation systems. Paper presented at the New Institutions Workshop (NIÖ), 11th December 2016, Halle (Saale).

Theesfeld, I. (2015). Analyse der Bestimmungsfaktoren von Landnutzungsentscheidungen ausgelöst durch Klima, Ökonomie, Gesellschaft und Politik. Paper presented at the KULUNDA Conference, 15th-20th September, 2015, Gorni Altai, Russland

Bunkus, R. and I. Theesfeld (2015). From the economic to the cultural dimension of large-scale land acquisition in Europe. Interdisciplinary Workshop "Large-Scale Land Acquisition between Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Rural Development", University of Freiburg and Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) University Bern, 17th November, 2015

Theesfeld, I. (2015). The Impacts of Liberalized Land Markets on the Resource Water: A Property Rights Approach. Paper presented at the Gesellschaft für Wirtschaft- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus e.V. (GEWISOLA) Conference, Gießen, September 23-25, 2015.

Fadeeva, O., Jelinek, L., Wust, A., and I. Theesfeld (2015). Land property rights and investment incentives – Study from the semi-desert steppe region in Russia. Paper presented at the IAMO Forum 2015 on “Agriculture and climate change in transition economies”, Halle, Germany, June 17-19, 2015.

Theesfeld, I. (2015). Climate Change Mitigation in Russia’s Agricultural Sector. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons; Edmonton, Canada, May 25-29, 2015.

Gehrigk, F., Theesfeld, I. and T. Herzfeld (2015). Discrepancies between paper and practice: Farmers’ perception of land and water property claims in Tajikistan. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons; Edmonton, Canada, May 25-29, 2015.

Jelinek, L. and I. Theesfeld (2015). Institutional Risks for the Implementation of Soil Conservation Technologies – The Case of Black Soils in Russia. Paper presented at the European Technological Assessment Conference, Berlin, 25-27 February 2015.

Jelinek, L. and I. Theesfeld (2014). Application of PICA for more Sustainable Agricultural Practices in Degraded Steppe Soils in Russia: the Case of Crop Harvest Burning. WINS Seminar, Berlin, 30th October 2014.

Theesfeld, I. (2014). The role of culture in integrating minority groups in political decision making – Empirical evidence from rural Thailand. Paper presented at the 3rd IASC European Conference on “From Generation to Generation – The use of commons in a changing society”, Umeȧ, Sweden, September 16-18, 2014.

Theesfeld, I. (2014). Bridging frameworks to new contexts. Paper presented at the 3rd IASC European Conference on “From Generation to Generation – The use of commons in a changing society”, Umeȧ, Sweden, September 16-18, 2014.

Gehrigk, F. and I. Theesfeld (2014). The interface of water security and land governance: Evidence from Tajikistan. Paper presented at the 3rd IASC European Conference on “From Generation to Generation – The use of commons in a changing society”, Umeȧ, Sweden, September 16-18, 2014.

Theesfeld, I. and L. Jelinek (2014). Institutional Compatibility Assessment for more Sustainable Agricultural Practices in Degraded Steppe Soils in Russia. Paper presented at the International Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) on “Wellbeing and equity within planetary boundaries” in Reykjavik, Iceland, August 13-15, 2014

Theesfeld, I. (2014). The Importance of Rules in Local Development Planning in Thailand: How Can They Facilitate Participation? Paper presented at the Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 5, Indiana University, USA, June 18-21, 2014.

Theesfeld, I. (2014). Conceptualizing Leadership in large-N Studies of Natural Resource Governance. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Ostrom Workshop 5, Indiana University, USA; June 18-21, 2014.

Gehrigk, F., Herzfeld, T. and I. Theesfeld (2013). Farmers' perceptions of land and water property rights: Discrepancies between de jure and de facto rights in Tajikistan. Paper presented at the Conference: “Natural resource use in Central Asia: Institutional challenges and the contribution of capacity building”, Giessen (Germany), September 30th to October 1st, 2013.

Theesfeld, I. (2013). Power and Leadership the Missing Key to Institutional Analysis. Paper presented at the 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), KitaFuji, Japan, June 3-7, 2013.

Theesfeld, I. (2013). How diagnostic is the SES framework. Paper presented at the 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), KitaFuji, Japan, June 3-7, 2013.

Schleyer, C., Theesfeld, I. and T. Plieninger. (2013). “Spatial dimensions of ecosystems and their services in Central European cultural landscapes: Challenges and options for governing common goods. Paper presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) 2013 on “Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics”, France, Lille, 18-21 June, 2013.

Schleyer, C., Thiel, A., Theesfeld, I., Abdullaev, I., Dombrowsky, I., Herrfahrdt-Pähle, E., Houdret, A., Muller, M. and G. Özerol. (2013). Re-scaling, reform, reality: dimension of success and failure in scalar reorganisation of water governance. Paper presented at the Symposium on “Scale in Environmental Governance: Power Reconfiguration, Democratic Legitimacy and Institutional (Mis-) Fit”, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, March 7-8, 2013.

Theesfeld, I. (2012). How diagnostic is and can the SES framework be? Paper presented at the SES-Club meeting, Department of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, November 8/9, 2012.

Theesfeld, I. (2012). From Land Grabbing to Water Grabbing. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 29 May – 1 June, 2012.

Rama, K. and I. Theesfeld (2012). A green dilemma: Water for energy or water for agriculture? Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 29 May – 1 June, 2012.

Schleyer, C., Theesfeld, I. and A. Thiel (2012). Scientists’ views meet practitioner’s experiences – the advantage and challenge of re-scaling in water sector. Paper presented at accepted organized session under the same title at the “Planet und Pressure” conference, London, March 26-29, 2012.

Theesfeld, I (2011). The role of leadership in post-socialist natural resource management. Paper presented at the European Meeting of the International Association for the Study of the Commons 2011 “Shared Resources in a Rapidly Changing World”, Agricultural University Plovdiv, Bulgaria September 14 - 17, 2011

Theesfeld, I. and Schleyer, C (2011). Germany’s implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive: Between integration and coordination in a multi-level context. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, June 14 - 17, 2011.

Rama, K. and I. Theesfeld (2011). The coexistence of formal and customary tenure system under change. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, June 14 - 17, 2011.

Rama, K. and I. Theesfeld (2011). Relation between formal and informal institutions in Albania’s agrarian change. Paper presented at the DIME Workshop “Technology, Institutions and Development: Perspectives from Economics, Anthropology and Geography on Agrarian Change”, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, February 18 - 19, 2011.

Schmidt, O. and I. Theesfeld (2011). Elite capture in post-socialist local commons: The case of Albania. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), Hyderabad, India, January 10 - 14, 2011.

Theesfeld, I. and O. Schmidt (2011). Best practices to cope with climate change induced challenges in agricultural water agencies. The cases of California, Germany and Spain. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), Hyderabad, India, January 10 - 14, 2011.

Rama, K. and I. Theesfeld (2010). Social inclusion, customary rules and natural resource management in Albania. Paper presented at the World Bank Conference “Western Balkans – Poverty and Inclusion”, Brussels, December 8 – 9, 2010.

Theesfeld, I. and C. Schleyer (2010). How do Germany’s water authorities respond to the need for integration within hydrogeological units as required by the EU Water Framework Directive? Paper presented at the 2010 Albrecht Daniel Thaer Kolloquium, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin, November, 18-19, 2010.

Theesfeld, I. and O. Schmidt (2010). Governance solutions for climate change-induced challenges in the agricultural water sector. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, Germany, Oldenburg and Bremen, August 22 – 25, 2010.

Schmidt, O. and I. Theesfeld (2010). Experiences with devolution measures as a new form of governance in Albania’s fishery sector. Paper presented at the IAMO Forum 2010 on “Institutions in Transition: Challenges for New Modes of Governance”, Germany, Halle (Saale), June 16-18, 2010.

Schmidt, O. and I. Theesfeld (2009). Elite Capture im Fischereimanagement Albaniens. Paper presented at the “Neue Institutionenökonomik – NIÖ Workshop 2009”, Germany, Halle (Saale), November 20, 2009.

Theesfeld, I. (2009). “From Power Misuse to Leadership in Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector”, paper presented at the Workshop on the Workshop 4, panel on “New Challenges for the Management of Shared Water Resources”. Bloomington, Indiana University, USA, June 3-6, 2009.

Fischer, R. and I. Theesfeld (2009). “Institutional constraints and opportunities for SEAMLESS Integrated Framework within policy appraisal” paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions of Workshops, Lisbon, April 14-19, 2009.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C., and O. Aznar (2009). “Assessing the institutional compatibility of new policies”, paper presented at the Conference on Integrated Assessment of Agriculture and Sustainable Development: Setting the Agenda for Science and Policy (AgSAP 2009). Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, March 10-12, 2009.

Fischer, R. and I. Theesfeld (2009). „Better regulation by the use of Integrated Assessment? SEAMLESS integrated framework and European policy making”, paper presented at the Conference on Integrated Assessment of Agriculture and Sustainable Development: Setting the Agenda for Science and Policy (AgSAP 2009), Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, March 10 - 12, 2009

Theesfeld, I. (2008). “Characteristics of Groundwater Systems and Institutional Aspects of their Management”, paper presented at the “Neue Institutionenökonomik – NIÖ Workshop 2008”. Germany, Halle (Saale), November 14, 2008.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C., Callois, J.-M. and O. Aznar (2008). “Ex-ante policy assessment of agricultural, environmental, and rural policies from an institutional perspective: the procedure for institutional compatibility assessment”, paper presented at the XIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economics (EAAE), Ghent, Belgium, August 26 - 29, 2008.

Theesfeld, I. (2008). „A Review on Groundwater Governance – the Institutional Challenge”, paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) “Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges”, Cheltenham, England, July 14 - 18, 2008.

Schlüter, A. and I. Theesfeld (2008). „The Grammar of Institutions – The Challenge to Distinguish Between Norms and Rules“, paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) “Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges”, Cheltenham, England, July 14 - 18, 2008.

Schlüter, A. and I. Theesfeld (2008). “The Challenge to Distinguish Between Norms and Rules”, paper presented at the colloquium series at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, Indiana University, USA, April 10, 2008.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C. and O. Aznar (2008). New Frontiers in Institutional Assessment of Land Use Policies, paper presented at the “International Conference on Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes”, Berlin: Humboldt University of Berlin, April 6 - 9, 2008.

Neubert, S. und I. Theesfeld (2008). „IWRM als Konzept: Das Zusammendenken natürlicher und sozialer Systeme“, paper presented at „EZ trifft Wissenschaft: Grundwasserressourcen und Wassermanagement“. Germany, Hannover, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, February 21, 2008.

Theesfeld, I. (2007). “New Ideas for Institutional Analysis – the PICA Model”, paper presented at the “Neue Institutionenökonomik – NIÖ Workshop 2007”. Germany, Leipzig, November 5, 2007.

Theesfeld, I. (2006). “Modelling Institutional Constraints of Rural Policy Measures”, paper presented at the “Workshop on the diversity of rural areas in the enlarged EU: characterisation, typology and modelling.” Jointly organised by the IRC-IPTS and DG Agriculture, Sevilla, Spain, December 14 - 15, 2006.

Theesfeld, I. (2006). “Institutional Change in Central-Eastern European Irrigation Systems: The Bulgarian Case”, paper presented at the IASCP Europe Regional Meeting “Building the European Commons: from Open Field to Open Source”, Brescia, Italy, March 23 - 25, 2006.

Theesfeld, I. (2006). “Between Community and Public Resource Governance – Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector”, paper presented at the Blankensee Colloquium 2006 “Public and Private in Resource Governance“, Berlin Potsdam, Germany, January 13 - 15, 2006.

Theesfeld, I. (2005). „Institutionelle Herausforderungen der Reformen im Bulgarischen Bewässerungssektor“, paper presented at the Fünfte Werkstattgespräche über Wasser „Globale und nationale Wasserpolitik in Transformations- und Entwicklungsländern“, Bonn, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, October 26-27, 2005.

Theesfeld, I. (2005). “Towards a Procedure for Institutional Compatibility Assessment”, paper presented at the Mini Series “Institutions and Policies in Rural Development” at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, Indiana University, USA, October 3rd, 2005.

Theesfeld, I. (2005). “Power Constraints on Collective Action in Transition: Irrigation Systems in Bulgaria”, paper presented at the Workshop on “Problems of Polycentric Governance in the Growing EU”, Berlin, Humboldt University, June 15 - 17, 2005.

Theesfeld, I. (2005). „Eine Allmenderessource in der Transformation: Machtasymmetrien verhindern nachhaltiges Ressourcenmanagement“, paper presented at the Rostocker Workshop „Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomie”, Universität Rostock, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Rostock: February 28 – March 1st, 2005.

Theesfeld, I. (2003). „Die Transformation der bulgarischen Bewässerungslandwirtschaft – Machtfaktoren lokaler Akteure“, paper presented at the 43. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e. V. (GEWISOLA), Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany: September 29 – October 1st, 2003.

Theesfeld, I. (2002). “Empirical Approaches Towards Mistrust”, paper presented at (Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture Project (CEESA) Final Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development in Transition – Strategies for Sustainable Resource Management and Challenges for EU Enlargement, Olsztyn, Poland: November 14 - 17, 2002.

Theesfeld, I. (2002). „Bulgariens Bewässerungslandwirtschaft – Opportunistisches Verhalten verhindert kollektives Handeln“, paper presented at the 42. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e. V. (GEWISOLA), Halle/Saale, Germany: September 30 – October 2nd, 2002.

Theesfeld, I. (2002). “Constraints for Collective Action in Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector”, paper presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property (IASCP), Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: June 17 - 21, 2002.

Theesfeld, I. (2002). “Collective Action in Bulgaria’s Irrigation Sector as restricted by Opportunistic Behavior – Empirical Results”, paper presented at the Xth European Congress of Agricultural Economists (EAAE), Zaragoza, Spain: August 28 - 31, 2002.

Theesfeld, I. (2001). “Constraints for Collective Action in Bulgarians Irrigation Sector – Empirical Results from Village Varbiza”, paper presented at the “ACE-Phare Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern European Countries: the Environmental Effects of Transition and Needs for Change”. Nitra, Slovakia: September 10 - 15, 2001.

Theesfeld, I. (1999). “Improving Bankability Through an Insurance Fund in Local Credit Groups of Northern Vietnam”, paper presented at the Deutscher Tropentag 1999. “Knowledge Partnership – Challenges and Perspectives for Research and Education at the Turn of the Millennium”. Berlin, Germany: October 14 - 15, 1999.

POSTER

Dufhues, T., Theesfeld, I., Buchenrieder, G. and N. Munkung (2011). „The Political Economy of Decentralization in Thailand – Does Decentralization Allow for Peasant Participation?“. Poster presented at the EAAE Congress 2011 on “Change and Uncertainty Challenges for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources”. ETH Zürich: 30 August – 2nd September, 2011.

Theesfeld, I., Schleyer, C. and A.-K. Techen (2009). “PICA, A Method of Ex-ante Policy Analysis”. Poster presented at the 49. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschaft- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus e.V. (GEWISOLA) „Agricultural and food markets after the boom“. Kiel, Germany: 30 September – 2nd October, 2009.

Theesfeld, I. and C. Schleyer (2007). “Institutions for Sustainability in Policy Assessment”. Poster presented at the 7th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Leipzig: June 5 - 8, 2007.

Hagedorn, K., Gatzweiler, F. Judis, R., Sikor, T. and I. Theesfeld (2001). “Agrarian Transformations, Institutional Change and Environmental Impacts in Central and Eastern Europe”. Poster presented at the  41. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschaft- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaus e. V. (GEWISOLA) „Liberalisierung des Weltagrarhandels – Strategien und Konsequenzen“. Braunschweig, Germany: October 08 - 10, 2001.

Theesfeld, I. (2000). “Sustainable Agricultural Water Management in Central and Eastern European Countries – State of Research in the CEESA Project”. Poster presented at the conference on “Economic Instruments and Water Policies in Central and Eastern Europe – Issues and Options.” Szentendre, Hungary: September 28 - 29, 2000.

BOOK REVIEW

Claudio Chiarolla (2011). Intellectual Property, Agriculture and Global Food Security. The Privatization of Crop Diversity. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. In: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 51 (2012), No. 1: 102-104, DLG-Verlag Frankfurt/M.

Shortle J.S. and D. Abler (eds.) (2001). Environmental Policies for Agricultural Pollution Control. Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CABI Publishing. In: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 41 (2002), No. 3: 261-263, DLG-Verlag Frankfurt/M.

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