Themes for Master Theses There are possibilities for writing Master theses that are linked to IPW’s Energy Governance research. Writing a thesis is an integral part of the Master's Programme in International Affairs and Governance at the University of St.Gallen (MIA-HSG). In the context of the IPW's Energy Governance research, we are interested in supervising theses in the fields listed below. Please note that the capacities of supervising theses are limited. If you are interested in writing your thesis on one of the below topics, please contact us early on in the process. 1. Swiss energy strategies and multi-level network governance of the Swiss energy transition Comparative analyses of strategic energy targets on the municipal, cantonal and federal level, in particular regarding their comparability, coherence, and interaction. Analyses of existing forms of network governance and multi-level cooperation in Swiss energy policy, assessment of factors that contribute to the effectiveness of such governance forms, potentially including comparisons with cases from other policy fields. 2. New energy foreign policy Network analyses of how different governmental, ministerial, departmental and non-governmental actors do or do not interact in energy foreign policy making, in particular with regard to sustainable energy solutions. Historical analysis of the evolving institutional settings of energy foreign policy making under consideration of increasing global functional differentiation. Cases of particular interest are Switzerland, Germany, and the United States. 3. Energy scenarios Comparative analyses and science sociological analyses of how energy scenarios are produced, who produces them, and how they are used in global energy governance. Historical analysis of the use and change of methods energy scenario analysis and forecasting in global energy markets and governance 4. Applicability of action-centred methods to global energy issues Analyses of the comparative advantages and disadvantages of methods such as explorative scenario construction, red teaming, and war gaming with regard to global energy governance and energy foreign policy issues.