Peer reviewed journal articles and report contributions


  • Leopold, Aaron (forthcoming, 2011) The changing Constellation of Power and Resistance in the Global Debate over Agrofuels. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. Vol. 24:2, pp. xx-xx.


Conference papers


  • Leopold, A. (2010) “(De)Constructing a Sustainable Agrofuel” Paper prepared for the 2nd Annual International Power & Knowledge Conference. Tampere, Finland,6-8 September 8 2010.
  • Leopold, A. (2009). “The changing constellation of power and resistance in the global debate over agrofuels” Paper prepared for the 4th annual conference of the GARNET network on ‘Food Security and Sustainable Development: Challenges for the Governance of International Relations.‘ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Rome, Italy, 11-13 November 2009. Available at:
  • Leopold, A. (2009). “Agrofuels: discursive shifts and discursive rifts over time and space.” Paper prepared for the 4th Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference “Discourse and Power in Critical Policy Studies” 25-27 June 2009, University of Kassel, Germany.
  • Leopold, A. (2007). “Neighbors in the ‘North’: A critical perspective of Europe’s changing trade relationship with Sub-Saharan Africa”Paper prepared for symposium “Agricultural Trade Between the EU and Sub-Saharan Africa: Development Opportunity or Additional Dependence?” 9 May 2007, University of Kassel, Germany.


Selected coverage of international negotiations and events for IISD


  • Auld, G., A. Leopold, X. Lunbao, L. Willetts (2010) “Summary of the XXIII International Union of Forestry Research Organisations World Congress”30 August 2010. Available at:
  • Leopold, A., M. Muñoz, E. Recio, A Schulz, C. Spence (2010). “Summary Report and Analysis of the Bonn Climate Change Talks.”Vol. 12, No. 478. 9 August 2010. Available at:
  • Aguilar, S., P. Barrios, A. Leopold, W. McPherson, L. Russo (2009). “Summary Report of the XIIIth World Forestry Congress.” Vol. 10, No. 18. 26 October 2009. Available at:
  • Fredvik, B., A. Leopold, S. Shaw (2009). “A Summary Report of the Global Renewable Energy Forum “Scaling up Renewable Energy.”Vol. 128, No. 3. 12 October 2009. Available at:
  • Leopold, A. (2009). “International Policy Dialogue on Financing the Climate Agenda: the Development Perspective.”20 March 2009. Available at:
  • Leopold, A., L. Mead (2009). “Summary of the Third International Workshop on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change.” Vol. 135, No. 2. 27 February 2009. available at:




  • Leopold, A. (2006). “Governing the (Ab)Use of a Dwindling Resource: the Water of Hyderabad, India.Master’s thesis written within the framework of German Ministry for Education and Research project: Sustainable Hyderabad: Megacity of Tomorrow.
  • Leopold, A. (2006). “Citizen Engagement in Hyderabad’s District of Tarnaka.” Bundesnetzwerk Bürgerschaftliches Engagement Newsletter. No. 20, 06/10/2006. Available at: