Dr. Tobias Ide

Tobias Ide has been the coordinator of the research field Peace and Conflict at Georg Eckert Institute since May 2015. His research focuses on the depiction in international textbooks of relationships between environment and conflict and of threats to peace and security. He also works on the impact of  environmental stress and climate change on the dynamics of peace and conflict, for instance in the context of the project Environmental Change, Peace and Education. Further he is interested in the relevance to conflict of identities and histories as they are portrayed in textbooks.

Tobias Ide holds an MA in political science (Leipzig, 2011) and a PhD in geography (Hamburg, 2015). In his doctoral thesis he investigated the links between climate change, (violent) conflict and cooperation, focussing particularly on the methodological aspects of the research field. In order to do so, he applied the methods of discourse analysis, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) and GIS-based risk analysis to the Middle East and eastern Africa.

The results of Tobias Ide’s research have been published in the journals Global Environmental Change, Political Geography, Third World Quarterly, Earth System Dynamics and Journal of International Relations and Development, among others. He is also the editor of an anthology on peace and conflict studies and another on social science research on climate change. He received grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Environmental Foundation (DBU), among others, and recently visitied at the University of Melbourne and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Most publications of Tobias Ide are available free of charge via ResearchGate.

Selected Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Books

  • Ide, Tobias (2015): Towards Methodological Pluralism: An Empirical Evaluation of Research Methods for Assessing the Link Between Climate Change and Violent Conflict. Hamburg: State and University Library Hamburg.

Edited volumes

  • Ide, Tobias (ed.) (2017): Peace and Conflict Research. Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich, in German.
  • Christ, Tamina/Gellrich, Angelika/Ide, Tobias (ed.) (2012): Perspectives on the Climate Debate in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. Marburg: Metropolis, in German.

Chapters in edited volumes

  • Ide, Tobias/Sümer, Vakur/Aldehoff, Larissa M. (2018): Environmental Peacebuilding in the Middle East. In: Swain, Ashok/Öjendal, Joakim (eds.): Routledge Handbook on Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding. London: Routledge, forthcoming.
  • Ide, Tobias (2018): The Environment. In: Fuchs, Eckhardt/Bock, Annekatrin (eds.): Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave, forthcoming.
  • Ide, Tobias (2018): Using SKAD to Investigate Cooperation and Conflict Over Water Resources. In:Keller, Reiner/Schünemann, Wolf J./Hornidge, Anna-Katharina (eds.): The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse. London: Sage, forthcoming.
  • Ide, Tobias (2017): A Climate of Violence? The Debate on Climate Change and Violent Conflicts. In: Ide, Tobias (ed.): Peace and Conflict Studies.Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich, 193-226, in German.
  • Ide, Tobias (2017): Introduction: Issues, Concepts and Trends in Peace and Conflict Studies. In: Ide, Tobias (ed.): Peace and Conflict Studies. Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich, 7-32, in German.
  • Ide, Tobias/Selbmann, Kirsten (2016): Climate Change, Biofuels and Conflict. In: Singh, Ram Sarup/Pandey, Ashok/Gnansounou, Edgard (eds.): Biofuels: Production and Future Perspectives. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 25-40.
  • Ide, Tobias/Link, P. Michael/Scheffran, Jürgen/Schilling, Janpeter (2015): The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links and Case Studies. In: Brauch, Hans Günter/Oswald Spring, Úrsula/Grin, John/Scheffran, Jürgen (ed.): Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace. Dordrecht: Springer, 285-304.
  • Ide, Tobias (2015): The Resource Curse as a Security Threat: On the Link Between Resource Abundance and Intrastate Violent Conflict. In: Jäger, Thomas (ed.): Handbook Security Threats. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 43-52, in German.
  • Scheffran, Jürgen/Ide, Tobias/Schilling, Janpeter (2015): Violent Climate or Climate of Violence? Concepts and Relations with Focus on Kenya and Sudan. In: Zimmerer, Jürgen (ed.): Climate Change and Genocide: Environmental Violence in the 21st century. London: Routledge, 107-126.
  • Ide, Tobias (2012): Wars and Violent Conflict as a Consequence of Climate Change? In: Christ, Tamina/Gellrich, Angelika/Ide, Tobias (eds.): Perspectives on the Climate Debate in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. Marburg: Metropolis, 169-196, in German.
  • Ide, Tobias (2012): A Short Story of Failure, or: Why We Know That It Will Be Bad and Change (Almost) Nothing. In: Christ, Tamina/Gellrich, Angelika/Ide, Tobias (eds.): Perspectives on the Climate Debate in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. Marburg: Metropolis, 57-84, in German.
  • Ide, Tobias/Gellrich, Angelika/Christ, Tamina (2012): Introduction: Climate Change as an Area of Contention Between Society, Politics and Economy. In: Christ, Tamina/Gellrich, Angelika/Ide, Tobias (eds.): Perspectives on the Climate Debate in Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. Marburg: Metropolis, 11-45, in German.
  • Ide, Tobias (2010): The "True" Causes of Climate Change. In: Aufenanger, Vanessa/Friedrichsen, Nele/Koch, Stephan (eds.): Justice and Responsibility in Climate and Energy Politics. Münster: Monsenstein & Vanderat, 14-24.