Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun

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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Politische Wissenschaft
Bergheimer Str. 58, Room 03.045
D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: (+49) 06221 - 54 3726
Fax: (+49) 06221 - 54 3422

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Jale Tosun is a professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science. After studying political and administrative science in Konstanz and Pavia, she completed her PhD at the University of Konstanz on the topic of transformative change of environmental policy in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Jale Tosun was a Research Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research before coming to Heidelberg in October 2013 as an assistant professor of International and Comparative Political Economy. She has been a professor of Political Science since March 2015. Her teaching and research focuses mainly on the comparative study of regulation in areas of environment, energy, and climate change, as well as on distributive conflicts within the European Union and the influence of the EU on regulatory measures in third-party states. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Jale Tosun leads the project Change through Crisis? Solidarity and Disunity in Germany and Europe (Solikris).

As part of the research network of the support program on water research (, she also manages the project Effect-Net: A multi-scale effect network for hazard identification and risk evaluation of high consumption chemicals in aquatic ecosystems - drugs, pharmaceuticals and food additives - from receptors to biodiversity.






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