People

IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Michael Jonas is a senior researcher in the research group "Socio-Ecological Transformation Research". Following a praxeological perspective, he is currently researching varieties of citizen participation processes in Vienna. Since November 2017 he is also coordinator of the project "Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism" ("R&DIU-U"). In this project (funded by the bmvit, "Stadt der Zukunft", 4th call) a transdisciplinary R&D consortium aims to analyze the transformative potential of Repair & Do-It-Yourself Urbanism with regard to a fundamental change of the existing non-sustainable handling of commodities in selected urban districts, their infrastructures and dominant business and private household practices. In his research, Michael Jonas seeks to combine a wide range of approaches from various disciplines like sociology, philosophy, economic sciences, political sciences and geography. He is and has been engaged in projects concerning the themes Technology Assessment, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Consumption ("Fair Trade"), Political Sociology, Transformation Research, Science and Innovation Sociology, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Knowledge Work, "Combined Technologies" and Art in Public Space. Michael studied theology at the University of Mainz (Germany) and sociology and economic sciences at the University of Dortmund (Germany). After finishing his degree in 1994, he worked as sociologist at the University of Dortmund, where he completed his doctoral thesis in 2000. He subsequently joined the IHS in Vienna in 2003. He has carried out several research projects sponsored by German ministries, the DFG, the "Arbeiterkammer Wien" or the OeNB (Austrian Central Bank) Jubiläumsfonds. He has taught (and teaches) at the IHS and at several universities, including the University of Vienna and the University of Frankfurt/Oder. In June 2013, he completed his post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation in Sociology) at the Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder (Germany).

  • Selected Articles

    Jonas, Michael (2017): Societal Transformation, Social Innovations and Sustainable Consumption. In: Backhaus, Julia et al. (eds.): Social Innovation and Sustainable Consumption: Research and Action for Societal Change. London: Routledge (forthcoming).

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig, Angela Wroblewski (2017): Introduction. In: Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig, Angela Wroblewski (eds.): Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. xvii-xxiii.

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig, Angela Wroblewski (2017): Conclusion: Object, perspectives and methodology of praxeological research. In: Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig, Angela Wroblewski (eds.): Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories. Dortdrecht: Springer. pp. 251-261.

    Jonas, Michael (2017): Transition or transformation? A plea for the praxeological approach of radical socio-ecological change. In: Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig (eds.): Praxeological Political Analysis. London: Routledge. pp. 116-133.

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig (2017): A praxeological political anaylsis: an introduction. In: Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig (eds.): Praxeological Political Analysis. London: Routledge. pp. 1-14.

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig (2017): Benefits and potentials of a praxeological political analysis. In: Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig (eds.) (2017): Praxeological Political Analysis. London: Routledge. pp. 189-201.

    Jonas, Michael (2016): Nachhaltiger Konsum – Eine praxissoziologische Kritik. In: Schäfer, Hilmar (Hg.): Praxistheorie – Ein Forschungsprogramm. Bielefeld: transcript. S. 345-364

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig (2015): Sustainable Practices. In: Wright, James D. (ed.):  International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Second edtion. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 834-838

    Stock, Mathis, Michael Jonas (2015): Debating spatial dimensions of practice(s). EspacesTemps.net, Traverses, 31.03.2015 read more

    Jonas, Michael (2015): The dean on the raft. A critical plea for the combination of Ted Schatzki's and Jean Hillier's socio-spatial approaches. EspacesTemps.net. 12.03.2015 read more

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig, Otto Penz (2014): “Kaufen für eine nachhaltige Welt? Das Beispiel Fairtrade”. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 43 (1): 91-109 read more

    Jonas, Michael (2014): “The Dortmund Case – On the Enactment of an Economic Imaginary”. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38, no. 6, pp. 2123-2140 read more

    Jonas, Michael, Marion Berner (2010): „Beyond Works Councils? Social practices and cultures of employee participation in a regional high-tech cluster“. European Societies 12, no. 4, pp. 493-519 read more

    Jonas, Michael (2009): „Praktiken der Darstellung einer lokalen Wirtschaftspolitik – eine praxissoziologische Analyse eines Internetfilmes“. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 38, Nr. 1, S. 79-96 read more

    Jonas, Michael (2007): „Bereichsrezension ‚Konsum- und Markensoziologie’“. Soziologische Revue 30, Nr. 1, S. 88-95 read more

    Jonas, Michael (2006): „Relevanz von Kooperation in europäischen regionalen High-tech Clustern – Eine Analyse anhand einer Auswahl empirischer Studien“. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie 31, Nr. 3, S. 44-68 read more

    Jonas, Michael (2006): “What about the relationship between regionalisation and internationalisation?”. Review Essay. European Societies 8, no. 1, pp. 201-211

    Jonas, Michael (2005): „Brücken zur regionalen Clusterforschung – Soziologische Annäherung an ein ökonomisches Erklärungskonzept“. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 34, Nr. 4, S. 278-287 read more

    Jonas, Michael (1999): „Transfer über F&E-Orte – Eine Typologie kombitechnologisch orientierter F&E-Einrichtungen aus dem Hochschulbereich“. ARBEIT – Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung und Arbeitspolitik 8, Nr. 1, S. 59-80 read more

    Malsch, Thomas, Michael Florian, Michael Jonas und Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer (1996): Sozionik: Expeditionen ins Grenzgebiet zwischen Soziologie und Künstlicher Intelligenz. KI – Künstliche Intelligenz, Nr. 2, S. 6-12

    Books

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig (eds.) (2017): Praxeological Political Analysis. London: Routledge.

    Jonas, Michael, Beate Littig, Angela Wroblewski (eds.) (2017): Methodological Reflections on Practice Oriented Theories. Dordrecht: Springer.

    Jonas, Michael (2014): Über die Inszenierung eines Wirtschaftsclusters – eine praxeologische Analyse. Wiesbaden: Springer VS read more

    Jonas, Michael, Sabine U. Nover und Ursula Schumm-Garling (Hg.) (2002): Brennpunkt ‚Arbeit‘ – Initiativen für eine Zukunft der Arbeit. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot

    Jonas, Michael (2000): Brücken zum Elfenbeinturm – Mechanismen im Wissens- und Technologietransfer. Berlin: edition sigma

    Jonas, Michael, Hans-Jürgen Weißbach und Winfried Weißbach (1994): Chemieforschung – quo vadis? Der Forschungsstandort Deutschland in der Diskussion. Dortmund: Barbara Weißbach

    Malsch, Thomas, Reinhard Bachmann, Michael Jonas, Ulrich Mill und Susanne Ziegler (1993): Expertensysteme in der Abseitsfalle? Fallstudien aus der industriellen Praxis. Berlin: edition sigma