Institut für Soziologie

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Wissenschaft zwischen Lebensform und Karrierejob

Rogge, Jan-Christoph (2017)

Die These, die in der Dissertation entfaltet wird, lautet, dass mit dem wissenschaftlichen Beruf heute widersprüchliche Karriereanforderungen verbunden sind: Die traditionellen Sozial- und Organisationsideen der Wissenschaft sind noch immer wirkmächtig. Die Wissenschaft soll nach wie vor Lebensform und Berufung sein. Zugleich ist die Wissenschaft aber von einem Transformationsprozess erfasst, d...

Infrastructure and the state in science and technology studies

Rowland, Nicholas J. ; Passoth, Jan-Hendrik (2015)

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Video and vision: videography of a Marian apparition

Knoblauch, Hubert ; Schnettler, Bernt (2015)

In this article, we sketch the field of qualitative video-analysis and locate videography within this. Instead of presenting the methods of videography formally, we illustrate the application of this method in a particular field: Marian apparitions occurring in a German town in 1999, captured live on video. The presentation of the method in this paper follows a general methodological structure....

A failed platform: the Citizen Consensus Conference travels to Chile

Ureta, Sebastián (2016)

This article starts by reviewing the setbacks that the recent Science and Technology Studies literature has identified in the functioning of technologies of democracy, the different arrangements that look to enact deliberation on technoscientific issues. Putting a focus on the Citizen Consensus Conference, it then proposes that several of these setbacks are related to the kind of "work" that th...

Innovating public participation methods: Technoscientization and reflexive engagement

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Amelung, Nina (2016)

We reconstruct the innovation journey of citizen panels', as a family of participation methods, over four decades and across different sites of development and application. A process of aggregation leads from local practices of designing participatory procedures like the citizens jury, planning cell, or consensus conference in the 1970s and 1980s, to the disembedding and proliferation of proced...

Reflexively engaging with technologies of participation: constructive assessment for public participation methods

Voß, Jan-Peter (2015-11)

The chapter provides a view of the ongoing innovation of ‘citizen panels’ as a method public participation. It shows how recourse to technoscientific modes of political ordering is met by reflexive engagements. Critical academic discourse, direct protest actions, and dedicated assessment exercises work together as a form of informal technology assessment. They counter the emergence of a transna...

Innovating public participation methods: technoscientization and reflexive engagement

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Amelung, Nina (2016)

We reconstruct the innovation journey of ‘citizen panels’, as a family of participation methods, over four decades and across different sites of development and application. A process of aggregation leads from local practices of designing participatory procedures like the citizens jury, planning cell, or consensus conference in the 1970s and 1980s, to the disembedding and proliferation of proce...

Performative policy studies: realizing "transition management"

Voß, Jan-Peter (2014)

The paper analyses the relations between policy studies and public policy. It traces how they are constitutively entangled. Conceptually, this builds on a notion of performativity that has been developed in science studies. The performativity of policy studies is explored in a case study of the innovation journey of “transition management” as a model for governing sociotechnical change. The pap...

Realizing instruments: performativity in emissions trading and citizen panels

Voß, Jan-Peter (2016)

Instruments of governance are widely discussed in the policy and governance literature (see reviews in Lascoumes/Le Galès 2007; Howlett 2011). This research distinguishes between the various types of instruments, seeks to explain their effects, and is concerned with processes of choosing and implementing them. Articulating governance in terms of instruments has been a major concern of political...

Experimental Human-Robot-Interaction: A Handover-Interaction with BROMMI:TAK at a public science event.

Graf, Philipp ; Marquardt, Manuela ; Compagna, Diego (2017-06-16)

We conducted a Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) study during a science event, using a mixed method exper- imental approach with quantitative and qualitative data (adapted version of Godspeed Questionnaire and audio-visual material analysed videographically). The main purpose of the research was to gather insight into the relevance of the so-called “point of interaction” for a successful and user-f...

Offering “more”? How store owners and their businesses build neighborhood social life

Steigemann, Anna Marie (2017)

Global and local economic development, increased mobility and individualization, and demographic changes have fundamentally altered the basis for everyday social interaction in urban areas, which is why the social cohesion of inner-city neighborhoods and their residents is now often viewed as vulnerable. The strong socio-spatial changes are reflected in residential and commercial neighborhood s...

Documented authority

Simons, Arno (2016)

Diese Dissertationsschrift untersucht, wie der Emissionshandel zu Beginn des Jahrtausends einen Status als ‘funktionierendes’ Politikinstrument erlangt hat. Auf Grundlage von Reiner Kellers wissenssoziologischer Diskursanalyse wird dieser Prozess als diskursive Konstruktion, also als Interaktion von reflexiven Sprechern und ihren Aussagen, gefasst. Die empirische Untersuchung basiert auf einer ...

The politics of governance experiments

Schroth, Fabian (2016)

The doctoral thesis asks how a new political order emerges in climate governance, taking the “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM) as an example. Centrally, this thesis argues that such a new political order emerges in governance experiments. Contrary to a broad strand of literature in political science, however, I consider governance experiments as performative practices. They do not uncover an ...

Qualitätskriterien transdisziplinärer Forschung

Bergmann, Matthias ; Brohmann, Bettina ; Hoffmann, Esther ; Loibl, M. Céline ; Rehaag, Regine ; Schramm, Engelbert ; Voß, Jan-Peter (2005)

Transdisziplinäre Forschung befasst sich mit lebensweltlichen Problemstellungen. Bei der Forschungsarbeit müssen Experten/innen aus verschiedenen Fächern bzw. Disziplinen und aus der Praxis zusammenwirken, um die komplexe Problematik umfassend behandeln zu können. Diese Vielfalt, die besondere Formen der Kooperation, der Differenzierung und Integration, Methoden und Theorien impliziert, bringt ...

Technikwissenschaftliches Wettrüsten für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung?

Voß, Jan-Peter (2013)

Verschiedene gesellschaftliche Gruppen haben unterschiedliche Möglichkeiten, ihr jeweiliges Verständnis von Nachhaltigkeit wissenschaftlich zu etablieren. Die Definition von Nachhaltigkeit hängt daher davon ab, wer Macht und Ressourcen hat, die entsprechende Ausrichtung von Wissenschaft zu stärken. Bisher ist völlig unklar, wie dieser Deutungskampf demokratisch reguliert werden könnte.

Innovating in public

Schulte-Römer, Nona (2015)

This dissertation discusses the introduction of LED lighting in urban spaces as an example of innovative public activities. The author conducts a microanalytical investigation into how this globally produced and distributed “disruptive technology” is installed and valorised in specific urban situations. LED pilot projects and demonstrations in cities are considered key innovative activities, as...

Sustainability Foresight as a method to shape socio-technical transformation in utility systems

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Truffer, Bernhard ; Konrad, Kornelia (2005)

Utility systems for the provision of electricity, gas, water or telecommunication are at the interface of society and nature. They are of central importance for sustainable development but particularly difficult to shape. Large technical systems are intertwined with patterns of market organisation, administrative institutions, user routines and policy networks. Transformation is not matter of p...

Innovation of governance

Voß, Jan-Peter (2010)

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Sustainability Foresight für Versorgungssysteme

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Truffer, Bernhard ; Konrad, Kornelia (2005)

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Sustainability foresight

Voß, Jan-Peter (2005)

Utility systems for the provision of electricity, gas, water or telecommunication are at the interface of society and nature. They interconnect broader production and consumption patterns and are thus of central importance for sustainable development. Yet, they are particularly difficult to shape. Large technical systems are intertwined with patterns of market organization, administrative insti...