Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Economics of Agricultural Cooperatives

Dr. Jennifer Meyer-Ueding



Present Position

On parental leave, Postgraduate studies of journalism at the Freie Journalistenschule, Berlin

Position within the Division 

Until 04/2013 Ph.D. Student and Junior Research Fellow in the Joint Research Project "MEGACITIES 2 - Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition Process towards Sustainable Hyderabad"

Research Interest

  • Governance, Participatory Governance, Local Governance
  • Self-help and Co-operatives
  • Participation; Collective Action
  • Civil Society, Social Capital
  • Sustainable Development
  • Institutions and performance
  • Urbanization
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Regional Focus: South Asia

Academic Career

01/2009 - 04/2013    Humboldt University of Berlin
Ph.D. candidate in the Project "MEGACITIES - Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition Process towards Sustainable Hyderabad - Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies by Changing Institutions, Governance Structures, Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns"

Academic Background

04/2003 - 03/2008    Magister Studies of Political Science and Political Science of South Asia at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg
03/2008 Graduation as Magistra Artium (overall grade 1.3)
Title of Magister thesis: "Governance and Legitimacy in Afghanistan"


Field Research and Work Experience

09/2008 - 12/2008    Project "Capacity Building of Panchayati Raj Institutions" of the GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India (Intern)
04/2008 - 06/2008 Freelance for the research project "Educational Aspirations and Reference Groups" at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
07/2007 - 03/2008
Unexamined research assistant at the University Library, Heidelberg
08/2006 - 09/2006 Office of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (KAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan (Intern)
01/2006 Berlin office of Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg (Member of the German Bundestag) (Intern)
07/2005 - 10/2005 German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, BMFSFJ, Section 211 for voluntary services (Intern)


Scholarships and Awards

08/2006 - 09/2006    Scholarship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for Internship in Kabul, Afghanistan (Konrad-Adenauer Foundation)


Meyer-Ueding, J. (November 2014). Übergabe der Zukunftscharta: Es müssen Taten folgen, in: , checked December 3rd, 2014, 10:00


Meyer-Ueding, J. (November 2014). "Mein Leben ist geil" - aus Scham wird Stolz, in: , checked December 3rd, 2014, 10:00


Meyer-Ueding, J. (November 2014). "Ein unökonomisches Kind", in: , checked December 3rd, 2014, 10:00


Meyer-Ueding, J. (März 2014). Does participatory and collective governance promote sustainable decisions? - Theoretical explanations and lessons from the mega city of Hyderabad, Dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Landwirtschaftlich-Gärtnerische Fakultät, urn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100216354


Meyer-Ueding, J. (2012). Improving Autonomy in Indian Co-operatives - the Hyderabad Experience. In Journal of Co-operative Studies, Volume 45, Number 3, Winter 2012: 32-42


Meyer-Ueding, J. & Meyer, M. (2012). Social Capital as an effective means against medical exploitation: What civil society can do. In Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol II, Issue XII: 15-22 


Meyer-Ueding, J. (April 2012). Book review: Dr. Rao VBJ Chelikani. How to Fight Corruption and Injustice: Some Essential Information for Individual Empowerment Hyderabad: International Foundation of Human Development, 2005 (Ed. 3). In ASIEN 123


Meyer-Ueding, J. & Meyer, M. (2012). Brief: Bangladesch: Lichtblicke im Gesundheitswesen, Zylka-Menhorn, Vera. In Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 109 (3): 86


Rommel, J. & Meyer-Ueding, J. (2011). Social Capital, Neighborhood Associations and Access to Tap Water in the Emerging Megacity: Survey Evidence from Hyderabad. In German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Ed.), Proceedings of the "Young Researchers’ Symposium Future Megacities in Balance – New Alliances for Energy- and Climate-Efficient Solutions", 9–10 October 2010, in Essen, Germany


Kimmich, C.; Janetschek, H.; Meyer-Ohlendorf, L.; Meyer-Ueding, J.; Sagebiel, J.; Reusswig, F.; Rommel, K.; Hanisch, M. (2009): Methods for Stakeholder Analysis. Exploring actor constellations in transition and change processes towards sustainable resource use and the case of Hyderabad, India. In Emerging megacities Discussion Paper, Volume 1/2009, Bremen