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Dr. Sören Scholvin

Scholvin 2015

Department of Geography

Human Geography

Workgroup Prof. Dr. Kreutzmann



Malteserstr. 74-100
Room room K174
12249 Berlin

Office hours

on thursdays 14-16

Short biography

 since 2019 Lecturer at the Institute of Geographical Sciences, Free University of Berlin
 2017 Visiting researcher at the Institute of Economics, University of Campinas, Brazil
 2013-2018 Research fellow at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography, University of Hanover
 2013 PhD, University of Hamburg
 2010-2013 Research fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
 2003-2009 Studies of geography, University of Hamburg

Winter Term 2020/21

  • S Einführung in geographisches und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
  • S Spezielle Themen der Anthropogeographie: Weltstädte in der Weltwirtschaft
  • S Theorie und Praxis anthropogeographischer Methodik: Die Energiewende

Summer Term 2020

  • LFP Projektbezogenes Arbeiten: Öffentliche Räume in Berlin
  • LFP Projektbezogenes Arbeiten: Smart City Berlin
  • S Regionale Themen der Entwicklungsforschung: Güterketten in Subsahara- Afrika
  • S (P) Integr. Betrachtung geogr. Themen: Energie - und Klimapolotik in Schwellenländern
  • S Partizipative Methoden (Geographisches Arbeiten in der Berufspraxis)

Winter Term 2019/20

  • S Geogaphien der Globalisierung: Wirtschaftsförderung in Berlin
  • S Einführung in geographisches und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
  • S Spezielle Themen der Anthropogeograhie: Weltstädte in der Weltwirtschaft
  • S Theorie und Praxis anthropogeographischer Methodik - urbane Mobilität

Summer Term 2019

  • S Regionale Themen der Entwicklungsforschung: Güterketten in Subsahara-Afrika
  • S Integrative Betrachtung geografischer Themen: Energie- und Klimapolitik in Schwellenländern
  • S Partizipative Methoden
  • LFP Projektbezogenes Arbeiten: Stadtentwicklung am Beispiel Stettin

Research interests

World cities and global production networks in the Global South, energy policy of emerging economies, regional development in sub-Saharan Africa and South America

Research projects

Gateway Cities and their Hinterlands: World Cities in the Global South as Nodes in Global Value Chains

Applicants: Sören Scholvin and Javier Revilla Diez, duration: 2015-2018

Monographs and edited volumes

  • 2019 (with Anthony Black, Javier Revilla Diez and Ivan Turok): Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges of Integration into the Global Economy, Cham: Springer
  • 2019: (with Joachim Betz): Energy Policy in Emerging Economies: Climate Change Mitigation under the Constraints of Path Dependence, Lanham: Lexington
  • 2018: (with Mikael Wigell and Mika Aaltola): Geo-Economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century: The Revival of Economic Statecraft, London: Routledge
  • 2015: A New Scramble for Africa?: The Rush for Energy Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, Farnham: Ashgate
  • 2014: The Geopolitics of Regional Power: Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa, Farnham: Ashgate

Peer-reviewed articles

  • 2019: The Diversity of Gateways: Accra, Cape Town and Mauritius as Hinges in Oil and Gas GPNs, in: Urban Forum, DOI: 10.1007/s12132-019-09379-z
  • 2019: Articulating the Regional Economy: Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg as Gateways to Africa, in: African Geographical Review, DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2019.1664915
  • 2019 (with Moritz Breul and Javier Revilla Diez): Revisiting Gateway Cities: Connecting Hubs in Global Networks to their Hinterlands, in: Urban Geography, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2019.1585137
  • 2018 (with Mikael Wigell): Power Politics by Economic Means: Geoeconomics as an Analytical Approach and Foreign Policy Practice, in: Comparative Strategy, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 73-84
  • 2017: Das Tor nach Sub-Sahara Afrika?: Kapstadts Potenzial als Gateway City für den Öl- und Gassektor, in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 80-95
  • 2016: Geographical Conditions and Political Outcomes, in: Comparative Strategy, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 274-283
  • 2014: South Africa’s Energy Policy: Constrained by Nature and Path Dependency, in: Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 185-202
  • 2013: From Rejection to Acceptance: The Conditions of Regional Contestation and Followership to Post-Apartheid South Africa, in: African Security, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 133-152