Fachgebiet Soziologie der Politik

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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...

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.

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...

Institutionelle Innovationen

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Barth, Regine ; Ebinger, Frank (2003)

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Der Einfluss von Technik auf Governance-Innovationen

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Rauknecht, Dierk (2007)

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Reflexive governance

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Kemp, René ; Bauknecht, Dierk (2006)

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Sustainability and reflexive governance

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Kemp, René (2006)

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Sustainability foresight

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Truffer, Bernhard ; Konrad, Kornelia (2006)

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The politics of reflexive governance: challenges for designing adaptive management and transition management

Voß, Jan-Peter ; Bornemann, Basil (2011)

New concepts of governance take account of ambivalence, uncertainty, and distributed power in societal change. They aim for reflexivity regarding the limits of prognostic knowledge and actual control of complex processes of change. Adaptive management and transition management are two examples that evolved from the analysis of social–ecological and sociotechnical systems, respectively. Both fea...

Umbrella terms as mediators in the governance of emerging science and technology

Rip, Arie ; Voß, Jan-Peter (2013)

Umbrella terms like ‘nanotechnology’ and ‘sustainability research’ have emerged as part of the new regime of Strategic Science. As mediators between science and society they have a dual role. Their overall promise allows resources to be mobilised for new fields which can then be productive in their own right. At the same time, however, they also put pressure on these fields to take relevance co...

Challenging futures of biodiversity offsets and banking

Mann, Carsten ; Voß, Jan-Peter ; Simons, Arno ; Amelung, Nina ; Runge, Till (2014)

The interactive and anticipatory assessment exercise on which this report is based was part of a broader research project that focused on the innovation dynamics of governance instruments in the areas of environmental markets, public participation methods and sustainability transition management. By circulating these workshop results, we seek to contribute to a debate on biodiversity offsets a...

Challenging futures of citizen panels

Mann, Carsten ; Voß, Jan-Peter ; Amelung, Nina ; Simons, Arno ; Runge, Till ; Grabner, Louisa (2014)

The interactive and anticipatory assessment exercise on which this report is based was part of a broader research project that focused on the innovation dynamics of governance instruments in the areas of public participation methods, environmental markets and sustainability transition management. By circulating these workshop results, we seek to contribute to a debate on citizen panel design w...

Nachhaltigkeitsforschung – jenseits von Disziplinierung und anything goes

Nölting, Benjamin ; Voß, Jan-Peter ; Hayn, Doris (2004)

Nachhaltigkeitsforschung steht aufgrund ihrer Problemorientierung und ihres Bezugs zum politischen Konzept der nachhaltigen Entwicklung vor methodischen Herausforderungen. Es gibt keine umfassende Methode oder Theorie der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung. Ist sie damit Wissensproduktion nach dem Motto anything goes oder befindet sie sich auf dem Weg zu einer theoretisch und methodisch einheitlich verfa...