Dr. Eberhard Weber - Geography



Eberhard H. Weber



APN Project Leader
Vulnerability mapping as policy tool in developing countries

Contact Person of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the Pacific Islands Region

Main Interests and Expertise

  • Geography of Development
  • Poverty Alleviation and Social Security
  • Food and Livelihood Security
  • Urban Informal Sector
  • Urban Planning and Housing
  • Conflicts over Natural Resources
  • Environmental Security
  • Global (Climate) Change
  • Sustainable Development 
  • Fisheries Development
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Globalization
  • South and South-East Asia
  • Tourism in Developing Countries
  • Migration and Population

Current Departmental Activity

Lecturer-in-charge

GE 203--The Social and Economic Geography of the Third World
GE 207--Urban Well-being
GE 303--Geography and Development in the Pacific
GE 401--Geographic Thought (no more offered)
GE 402--Third World Development
GE 404--Selected Studies in the Geography of the Pacific

Teaching Contributions to

GE102--Introduction to Human Geography
GE 202--Agriculture, Food and Nutrition in the Developing World
GE 302--Applied Rural and Agricultural Geography of the Pacific
GE 304--Resource Conservation and Management
GE403--Research Methods in Geography
SE100--Social Survey Methods and Data Analysis (no more offered)
MS302--Principles of Integrated Coastal Zone Management
MS415--Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (V&A) I
MS416--Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (V&A) II
IWRM -- Diploma Program on Integrated Water Resources Management offered in close
             cooperation with the United Nation University - International Network on Water,
             Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).

 

Academic Background

1995 Ph.D. in Geography, University of Freiburg, Germany

1988 M.A. in Geography and Political Science, University of Freiburg, Germany

Research Projects (on-going)

Research (completed before 2000)  

1999 .......
South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
Water Conflicts and Environmental Security in South Asia

1997 .......
South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
Food and Livelihood Security and Conflicts over Resources in a South Indian village

1997 .......
South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg / UNESCO
Food and Livelihood Security of marginalized groups in South India

1997 .......
South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
Water Supply of Madras Metropolitan Area

1995 .......
South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
Social Security in the Informal Sector in South Asia

1988 - 1995
Dept. of Cultural Development, University of Freiburg
Various Aspects of Small-Scale Fisheries Development in South India, Food and Livelihood Security, Globalization and International Trade

1987 .......
Dept. of Cultural Development, University of Freiburg
Rural Development in Rajasthan, North-West India

  

Recent Publications

Monographs

Weber, Eberhard
Gandhi, Galtung und Globalisierung. Ländliche Entwicklung in Indien 1947 - 2011. Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen 2011, 259 pages.

Weber, Eberhard
Zucker auf Fidschi und die EU Agrarreform, (Sugar in Fiji and the EU Agrarian Reform), Pazifik Informationsstelle, Dossier Nr. 78, Neudettelsau, March 2007,  34 pages

Weber, Eberhard
Globalisierung und Politische Ökonomie der Armut in Indien (Globalization and the Political Economy of Poverty in India); Chennai/Freiburg 1997, 480 pages

van Dillen, Susanne and Eberhard Weber
Wenn Dich der Hunger packt (When Hunger hits you) (=Werkbrief der Katholischen Landjugendbewegung zum Thema Welternährung) Study materials about global Hunger and Food Security), Rhoendorf/Bad Honnef, Januar 1996, 64 pages

 

Contributions to books

Weber, Eberhard
The Impact of Globalization on the Economy. In: Institute of Research & Social Analysis, Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji, and Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany, Hamburg (eds.), Pacific - Society, Culture, Religion, Hamburg 2010, Germany, 141 – 146.

Weber, Eberhard
Social Vulnerability in South India’s Fishing Communities. In: Reddy, K.R., Ramanaiah, Y.V., Krishna Kumari, A and Subbiah, S. (eds), Natural Hazards and Disasters: Essays on Impacts and Management, Anantapur 2009, 188-211.

Weber, Eberhard
Fidschi: Wirtschaftliche Auswirkungen der Globalisierung. In: Evangelisches Missions¬werk in Deutschland (ed). Jahrbuch Mission 2008: Pazifik. Missionshilfe Verlag, Hamburg 2008.

Weber, Eberhard
Water in the Pacific Islands - Case Studies from Fiji and Kiribati. In: Grover, Velma I. (ed.), Water - A Source of Conflict or Cooperation, Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire 2007, S. 269 - 309.

Weber, Eberhard
Social Vulnerability in South India's Fishing Communities. In: Indian Geographical Society (ed), Natural Hazards and Disasters: Local to Global Perspectives, Chennai 2006 

Weber, Eberhard
The Political Ecology of Water Supply in Chennai, South India. In: Terje Tvedt and Eva Jakobsson (eds), A History of Water (vol. 1): Water Control and River Biographies, I B Tauris, London and New York 2006, pp. 388 - 418.
[.pdf file--680 Kb]

Weber, Eberhard
Globalization and the Human Right to Feed Oneself. The impact of the Blue Revolution on the Food Security of Small-Scale-Fisherpeople in Tamil Nadu
in: Centre for Research on New International Economic Order (CReNIEO) / International Development Ethic Association (IDEA) (Eds.); Ethics and Development (= Proceedings of an International Conference on Ethics and Development held at Madras, South-India from 2. - 9.01.1997) (accepted for publication)
[.pdf file--92 Kb]

Weber, Eberhard
Poverty, Marginalization and Polarisation: The Example of a South Indian Fishing Community
in: Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (Ed.), Poverty, Marginalization and Development (=Proceedings of an International Conference held at the India International Center, New Delhi from 3. - 5.02.1996) (accepted for publication)
[.pdf file--147 Kb]

Weber, Eberhard
Vorratswirtschaft und Ernährungssicherung in einem indischen Fischerdorf. (Social Security and Food Security in a South-Indian Fishing village)
in: Bohle, H.-G. et al., Ernährungssicherung in Südasien (Food Security in South Asia) (= 7. Heidelberger Südasiengespräche), Steiner Verlag Stuttart 1997
[.pdf file-- 2,9 MB]

Weber, Eberhard and Thomas Hoffmann
Wasser als Ware: Das Problem der Ãkonomisierung einer existentiellen Ressource am Beispiel Indiens. (Water as a commodity: The problem of commercialisation of an essential resource)
in: Hoffmann, Thomas (Ed..), Wasser in Asien - Elementare Konflikte (Water in Asia elementary conflicts), secolo Verlag, Osnabrück 1997, S. 132-140

Weber, Eberhard
Madras - Der jährliche Kampf um das Wasser. (Madras - The everlasting fight for water)
in: Hoffmann, Thomas (Ed.), Wasser in Asien - ElementareKonflikte (Water in Asia elementary conflicts), secolo Verlag, Osnabrück 1997, S. 166 - 173

Mayer, Markus und Eberhard Weber
Lokal denken - global handeln. Perspektiven der Entwicklung. (To think locally - act globally. Perspectives of development)
in: Institut für Kulturgeographie (Hrsg.), Südindien: Themen einer geographischen Exkursion, Freiburg 1993, S. 187 - 194

Weber, Eberhard
Indien am Wendepunkt ?! Gedanken zu Indien's neuer Wirtschaftsphilosophie. (India at its point of no return?! Thoughts on India's new economic philosophy)
in: Institut für Kulturgeographie (Hrsg.), Südindien: Themen einer geographischen Exkursion, Freiburg 1993, S. 1 - 20

 

Recent Journal Articles

Weber, Eberhard
Gewalt und Staatsversagen in Fidschi (Violence and state failure in Fiji).
Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeography / The German Journal of Economic Geography, No. 3-4, December 2007, pp. 206-220.
[.pdf file--318 KB]

Weber, Eberhard
Auf der Suche nach Sky Pacific. Während der WM auf Fidschi und Kiribati (Looking for Sky Pacific. During the soccer world cup in Fiji and Kiribati).
In: Blätter des iz3w, No. 296, October 2006.

Weber, Eberhard
Sugar in Fiji - A Dying Sector?
In: The Indian Geographical Journal, Vol. 80 Nr. 2, December 2005, pp. 71 - 86

Weber, Eberhard
Der Congress tanzt wieder: Die Wahlen 2004 in Indien (The 2004 elections in India)
Reprint at: http://www.trouble-in-paradise.de/04service/text0405b.html#head7.

Weber, Eberhard
Der Congress tanzt wieder: Die Wahlen 2004 in Indien (The 2004 elections in India)
in:Blätter des iz3w, Nr. 278/279, 2004, pp. 5-6
[.pdf file--147 KB] 

Weber, Eberhard 
Inder raus: Eliten und ethnische Unruhen auf Fiji (Fiji: Elites and ethnic tensions)
Reprint at: http://www.trouble-in-paradise.de/04service/text0405c.html.

Weber, Eberhard 
Inder raus: Eliten und ethnische Unruhen auf Fiji (Fiji: Elites and ethnic tensions).
in: Blätter des iz3w, Nr. 267, 2003, pp. 76-81.
[.pdf file--140 KB] 

Weber, Eberhard
Food Security and Fisheries in India
in: InterCoast - International Newsletter of Coastal Management, No. 38, Winter 2001, pp. 24-25

Weber, Eberhard
Ressource Wasser: Das Beispiel Madras (The Political Ecology of Water Supply in Madras)
in: Blätter des iz3w, Nr. 256, 2001, S. 18 - 21.
[.pdf file--411 KB] 

Weber, Eberhard
Die Klasse der Verwundbaren: Theorien zu den Ursachen von Hunger (The class of vulnerable people: Theories to explain hunger and famine)
in: umwelt - medizin - gesellschaft, vol. 13, No. 4/2000, pp. 315 - 318

Weber, Eberhard
Die Klasse der Verwundbaren: Theorien zu den Ursachen von Hunger
(The class of vulnerable people: Theories to explain hunger and famine)
in: Blätter des iz3w, Nr. 244, 2000, S. 19 - 21.
[.pdf file--172 Kb]

Weber, Eberhard
Helden der Leinwand: Film und Demokratie im südindischen Tamil Nadu (Cinema and democracy in Tail Nadu, South India)
in: Blätter des iz3w , Nr. 242, 2000, S. 30-32.
[.pdf file-- 88 KB] 

Bohle, Hans-Georg, Markus Mayer and Eberhard Weber
Livelihood Security and Vulnerability in Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka
in: IGU Bulletin (48) 1998, 5-19.
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van Dillen, Susanne and Eberhard Weber
Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherung in Indien: von der Kolonialzeit zur Epoche der Globalisierung (Agriculture and Food ecurity in India: from Colonial Times to the Days of Globalization)
in: Südasien, Zeitschrift des Südasienbüros, 7-8/1997, S. V-XII (Sonderteil "50 Jahre Unabhaengigkeit Indiens" (sement: "50 years of independent India)
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van Dillen, Susanne und Eberhard Weber
Indien - Konsum ohne Monsun. 50 Jahre nach der Unabhaengigkeit (Teil 2) (India 50 years of independence, part II)
in: Blätter des iz3w, Nr. 224, 1997, S. 8-10
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van Dillen, Susanne und Eberhard Weber
Indien - Luft auf Pump. 50 Jahre Unabhaengigkeit (Teil 1) (India: 50 year of independence, part I)
in: Blätter des iz3w, Nr. 223, 1997, S. 4-6
[.pdf file--113 KB

van Dillen, Susanne und Eberhard Weber
Der Congress tanzt ab. Indien nach den Wahlen. (The Congress resigns. India after the elections)
in: Blätter des iz3w, N. 214, Juni/Juli 1996, S. 4 - 6
[.pdf file--800 KB]

Weber, Eberhard
Fisheries Development in India: Who benefits ?
in: The Indian Geographical Journal, vol. 70, December 1995, No. 2, pp. 69 - 80

Hoffmann, Thomas, Eberhard Weber und Christian Winkle
Jawaharlal Nehru-Symposium: Stand und Perspektiven der deutsch-indischen Beziehungen (The Jawaharlal Nehru-Symposium: State of art and perspectives of the German-Indian Relations)
in: Südasien: Zeitschrift des Südasienbüros, November 1995

van Dillen, Susanne und Eberhard Weber
Welthandel und Ressourcenkonflikte in Indien. (World Trade and Conflicts over Resources in India)
in: Verimundi (Zeitschrift der Tierärztlichen Entwicklungshilfe Organisation e.V.), Juli 1995, S. 6-8

van Dillen, Susanne und Eberhard Weber
Export und hopp. Die indische Gesellschaft in der Zerreissprobe (Liberalization and social conflict in India)
in: Blätter des iz3w, Nr. 206, Juni 1995, S. 24 - 27
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van Dillen, Susanne und Eberhard Weber
Welthandel und Ressourcenkonflikte in Indien (World Trade and Conflicts over Resources in India)
in: Food First: FIAN-Magazin für die wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Menschenrechte, März 1995

van Dillen, Susanne und Eberhard Weber
Klimaschutz und Entwicklung: eine indische Perspektive (World climate and development: an Indian perspective)
in: Südasien - Zeitschrift des Südasienbüros, 15 (1995) 1/2, S. 42 - 52
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Weber, Eberhard
Wassermangel als sozial-ökonomisches und politisches Problem: Drei Fallbeispiele zu den Folgen der Jahrhundertdürre in Indien.(Drought as a socio-economic and political problem: Three case studies on the consequence of drought in India)
in: Umweltzeitung, Juni 1991, S. 19 - 31
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Weber, Eberhard
Gesundheitsschäden - Freiburgs Klima mit viel dicker Luft. (Health Hazzards and Freiburg's Air Pollution)
in: Statdzeitung für Freiburg, Sondernummer, Mai 1985, S. 14-17

 

 

Papers presented at International Conferences / Invited Lectures

Chennai, India
July 12 – 16, 2010

2nd Workshop on Social Vulnerability Mapping as a Policy Tool in Developing Countries. Organizer of the workshop with participants from India, Thailand and Fiji.

Belize City, Belize
February 3 – 5, 2010

Board Meeting of the Erasmus Mundus Lot 10 Program of ACP-Countries and the European Union.

Bangkok, Thailand
August 3 – 7, 2009

1st Workshop on Social Vulnerability Mapping as a Policy Tool in Developing Countries. Organizer of the workshop with participants from India, Thailand and Fiji

Kunming, China
July 27 – 31, 2009

The 16th World Congress of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES 2009). Paper resented: Modernization and (Ethnic?) Conflict in Fiji

Suva, Fiji Islands
June 8, 2009

Workshop on Sustainable Tourism in the South Pacific, organized by the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, USP in partnership with the University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Paper presented: The Role of Tourism in Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Development.

Suva, Fiji Islands
May 14-15, 2009

Workshop on Climate Change Related Migration, organized by UNESCO / APMRN / Development Studies @ USP.

Paper presented: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

Nadi, Fiji Islands
May 12-13, 2009

4th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network. Jointly organized by the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) in association with the Pacific Sub Regional Office of the Secretariat  for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). 

Bangkok, Thailand
February 25-28, 2009

Workshop “Cities at risk – Developing Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change in Asia’s Coastal Megacities”. Jointly organized by Asian Development Bank, Asia Pacific Network for Global Change research (APN), ICSU, Ibaraki University / IR3S, East West Center, Honolulu, START International Office Washington D.C. and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

Bangkok, Thailand
February 10, 2009

Invited Lecture: Political Ecology and Conflicts over Resources in the Fiji Islands. Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), School of Environment, Resources and Development.

Windhoek, Namibia
January 20-25, 2009

Board Meeting of the Erasmus Mundus Lot 10 Program of ACP-Countries and the European Union.

Freiburg, Germany
January 13, 2009

Invited Lecture: Vulnerabilities in the Pacific Islands: The Fiji Islands – Challenges of Development in a Small Island Developing State, Institute of Cultural Geography, University of Freiburg

Seoul, Korea
July 6th – 11th, 2008

XII World Congress of Rural Sociology

Paper Presented: Social Capital and the Development Process. A Case Study on Occupational Change in rural South India.

Bangkok, Thailand
Nov. 22nd, 2007

Invited Lecture: Development Issues in Fiji - A Political Ecology Perspective. Center for Environmental Economics, Faculty of Economics.

Berlin, Germany
Nov. 8th, 2007

Invited Lecture: Challenges of Development in the  Fiji Islands, Institute of Geography, Humboldt - University.

Bergen, Norway
Nov. 3rd - 7th, 2007

International Conference of the Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU) on: “Making Institutions Work for the Poor?”
Paper Presented: Globalization and the human right to feed oneself. The impact of the Blue Revolution on the food security of small-scale fisherpeople in Tamil Nadu

Tiruchirappalli, India
Nov. 7th, 2006

 

Invited Lecture: Environmental Change and Social Vulnerabilities in the Pacific Islands. Department of Geography, Bharathidasan University.

Aantapur, India
Nov. 25th – 27th, 2006

International Conference on Natural Hazards and Disasters: Local to Global Perspectives
Paper Presented: The Structure of Social Vulnerability in South India’s Fishing Communities

Osnabrueck, Germany
Oct. 23rd, 2006

Invited Lecture: Geography and Development in the Fiji Islands. Department of Geography, University of Osnabrueck.

Paris, France
Dec. 1st – 4th, 2005

Fourth Conference of the International Water History Association (IWHA)
Paper Presented: The Political Ecology of the Cauvery Water Dispute in South India

Alexandria / Egypt
Dec. 11th - 14th, 2003

Third Conference of the International Water History Association (IWHA)
Paper Presented: Conflicts over water in the Pacific Islands: A case study of water distribution in Suva, Fiji Islands

Bergen / Norway
Aug. 9th - 12th, 2001

Second Conference of the International Water History Association (IWHA)
Paper Presented: The Political Economy of Water Supply in Madras, South India

Amsterdam / Netherlands
Aug. 30th - Sept. 1st, 2001

International Conference People and the Sea: Maritime research in the social sciences - an agenda for the 21st century
Paper presented: Economic and Political Change in a South Indian Fishing village

Freiburg / Germany
October 27th-28th, 1998

International Conference on Forest Use in the Tropics and Subtropics. Organizer of the Conference

Bangkok / Thailand
Sept. 23rd-24th, 1997

International workshop on Socio-Economics of Forest Use in Thailand. Co-organizer of the workshop (together with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok)

Bonn / Germany
April 28-29, 1998

 

"Versprochen - Verletzt - Gefordert". 50 Jahre Allgemeine Erklaerung der Menschenrechte (Promised-violated-Demanded. 50 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights), International Conference of the Forum Menschenrechte.
Paper presented: Opens internal link in current windowGlobalisation and Poverty in India: A Human Rights Perspective

Madras / India
Jan. 2nd-9th, 1997

International Conference on Globalization, Self-determination and Justice in Development
Paper presented: Opens internal link in current windowGlobalization and the Human Right to Feed Oneself. The impact of the Blue Revolution on vulnerability and Food Security of Small-Scale-Fisherpeople in Tamil Nadu.

Madras / India
Nov. 30th,  1996

International Conference on the Role of Legislators in implementing the Human Right to Feed Oneself:
Paper presented: Vulnerability and Food Security in a South Indian Fishing Community

New Delhi / India
India International Centre
Feb., 3rd-5th,  1996

International Conference on Poverty, Marginalization and Development.
Paper presented: Opens internal link in current windowPoverty, Marginalization and Polarization: The Example of a South Indian Fishing Community.

Madras / India
Nov. 16th-20th, 1991

Conference on Dalit Perspectives for the New Century
Paper presented: Vulnerable, but not helpless: Coping amongst poor fishing households in South India.

 

 






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