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Personen am IHS in alphabetischer Reihenfolge:

  • Mag. Dr. PhD Anna Durnova

    • Techno-Science and Societal Transformation
    +43 1 59991 198
    durnova(at)ihs.ac.at
  • Emotions

    Public Policy

    Cultural Sociology

    Health & Medicine

    Interpretation

    Critical Policy Studies

     

     

  • Bild Anna Durnova
  • Anna Durnová holds PhD in Political Science and in Comparative Philology.

    She researches the sociopolitical interplays of emotional accounts of knowledge in politics and uses examples from health and science controversies.  The main interest of this work is to understand how emotions evaluate the range of actors and make them entitled to pronounce public concerns and sustain in that way legitimacy in policy processes.

    Anna is Faculty Fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology  and Forum Editor of Critical Policy Studies (CPS). She also runs the ECPR Standing Group Theoretical Perspectives in Policy Analysis gathering critical scholars in public policy and political sociology (together with Hendrik Wagenaar and Koen Bartels).

    Her work on policy includes also number of advisory activities and leadership functions: She is Director of the Board of the Institute of international Relations in Prague and Member of the ELSI Common Service, the expert network of BBMRI-ERIC. She is also Chair of the Adivsory Board of ERSTE Asset Management (Advisory Board expert for technology and medicine).

    Anna was  Visiting Professor  at the Masaryk University of Brno (2012). Between 2009 and 2010 she was a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Lyon. She has also been a visiting research fellow at the Universities of  Essex (2012) or  Paris (2007).


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    Books

     

     

    Durnová, A.  (2018) Politics of Intimacy. Rethinking the End-of-life Controversy. The University of Michigan Press. In Press

    Forthcoming: Durnová, A. Understanding emotions in times of post-factual politics: Negotiating truth.  Edward Elgar Publishing - under contract, expected release 2018

    Durnová, A. (2015) In den Händen der Ärzte. Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis – Pionier der Handhygiene.  Wien, Residenzverlag.

    Fischer, F., Torgerson, D., Durnová, A., & Orsini, M. (2015) (Eds.). Handbook of Critical Policy Studies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783472352

     

    Articles in Peer reviewed journals

     Durnová A. and Hejzlarová E. (2017). Framing policy designs through contradictory emotions: The case of Czech single mothers, Public Policy and Administration.  doi.org/10.1177/0952076717709524

    Durnová, A. (2016). Reading the End-of-life Controversy through Political Lenses: Public Power and Intimacy. Sociální studia / Social Studies, 1/2016, 87–100.

    Durnová, A. (2015). Between the Individual and the collective: Understanding the tensions of the interpretive inquiry. A Response to Boswell and Corbett. Critical Policy Studies, 9(2), 241–246. dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2015.1040256

    Durnová, A., & Zittoun, P. (2013). Les approches discursives des politiques publiques [Discursive Approaches to Public Policy]. Revue française de science politique, 63(3/2013), 569–577. dx.doi.org/10.3917/rfsp.633.0569

    Durnová, A. (2013). A Tale of ‘Fat Cats’ and ‘Stupid Activists’: Contested Values, Governance and Reflexivity in the Brno Railway Station Controversy. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1–17. dx.doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2013.829749

    Durnová, A. (2013). Governing Through Intimacy: Explaining Care Policies Through ‘Sharing A Meaning’. Critical Social Policy, 33(3), 496–515. dx.doi.org/10.1177/0261018312468305

    Durnová, A. (2012). Über die Rationalität hinaus: für eine interpretative und politische Wissenschaft. Reaktion auf Andreas Dür. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 41(3), 315–322.

     

    Book chapters (peer reviewed)

    Durnová, A., Fischer, F., & Zittoun P. (2016). Discursive Approaches to Public Policy: Politics, Argumentation, and Deliberation. In B. G. Peters & P. Zittoun (Eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Public Policy. Theories, Controversies and Perspectives (pp. 35–58). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50494-4_3

    Durnová, A. (2015). Lost in Translation: Expressing Emotions in Policy Deliberation. In F. Fischer, D. Torgerson, M. Orsini & A. Durnová (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Policy Studies (pp. 222–239). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783472352.00019

    Durnová, A. (2015). Planning through Emotions: Political Lessons from the Controversy Between ‘Fat Cats’ and ‘Stupid Activists’ over Rebuilding Brno Railroad Station. In E. Gualini, E. (Ed.), Planning and Conflict. Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments (pp. 259–278). New York, NY: Routledge.

    Durnová, A. (2011). L’État face aux “catastrophes morales”: de la politique de la mort en France au pouvoir de l’intime [State facing the Moral Catastrophe. Politics of death in France and the Power of intimacy]. In A. François (Ed.), Nouvelles figures de l’État. Violences, droit et société [New Figures of the State: Violence, Right and Society] (pp. 225–248). Cluj: ARCHES/Idea.

     

    Online Proceedings:

    Durnová, A. (2015). “Negotiating Truth: Semmelweis and the role of Emotions in Public Policy”, available online at: policyandpoliticsblog.com/2015/06/25/negotiating-truth-semmelweis-and-the-role-of-emotions-in-public-policy/

    Durnová, A. (2014). “Negotiating Truth. Semmelweis, Discourse on Hand Hygiene and Politics of Emotions, available online at:  www.sis-e.org/downloads/SISE%202014%20Semmelweis%20Lecture_Negotiating%20Truth_Text.pdf

    Zittoun, P. & Durnová A. (2010). „l’Insoutenable de l’ordre du discours. ” [The unbearable of the order of discourse], In : Foucault dans les itinéraires des Recherches [Foucault in the Research trajectories], Working series Laboratoire PACTE, Grenoble.

    Book reviews:

    „Iva Šmídová, Eva Šlesingerová, Lenka Slepičková, Games of Life: Czech Reproductive Medicine, Sociological Perspectives, Masarykova univerzita, 2015“,  Sociální Studia/Social Studies, 3/2016

    „Helga Nowotny: The Cunning of Uncertainty, Polity Press 2016“, Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 4/2016, pp. 610 - 613.

    “Frank Fischer: Democracy and Expertise: Re-Orienting Policy Inquiry, Oxford university Press, 2009”. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft vol. 4 /2011, pp. 435 – 436.

    “Hendrik Wagenaar: Meaning in Action: Interpretation and Dialogue in Policy Process, M.E. Sharpe Inc. 2011”. Critical Policy Studies, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 103 – 105.

     

     

    Negotiating Truth: Semmelweis, Discourse on Hand Hygiene and the Politics of Emotions (Principal Investigator)

    Project Duration: 2012-2018

    Project objective: “Post-Truth” was pronounced the word of the year in 2016. What followed was a vivid defence of truth by scientists, journalists, and politicians. It seems we are on our way to abandoning the notion of truth as we know it if we consider the populist uprising turning Western liberal democracies upside down and the critique of academic knowledge during Brexit debate or coming from the Trump administration. Scientists should raise their voices against the trend, and civil society should fight post-factualism.

    Yet, exactly what should be said and done? Along examples of performance of scientific truth in public discourse, the project develops the argument that liberal democratic policy regimes lost the battle on truth a while ago. It examines truth as ‘sound knowledge’ - seen as the cornerstone of liberal democratic government - through the lenses of emotions. Conceptualized through cultural sociology and critical policy studies emotions are defined as performances of values and beliefs. Emotions enter evidence-making, they evaluate the range of actors and make them entitled to pronounce public concerns, and as such have to be recognized as integral parts of knowledge-making with an impact on policy processes.

    Financing: Funded by the Hertha-Firnberg Programme of the Austrian FWF Science Fund (TG592-G15)

     
     

     Invited talks

    Durnová, A (2017, October): "Feeling Liebral Democracy: Toward a policy oriented cultural sociology of emotions", Invited Talk at the Institute of International Relations, Prague

    Durnová, A (2017, October): Responsibility in a Leaderless World, Plenary Panel, at the 9th International Symposium: Responsibility in a Leaderless World,  Czech Foreign ministry, Prague

    Durnová, A. (2017, September): Intimität regieren? Politischer Diskurs zum Lebensende in der post- industriellen Gesellschaft., Interdisziplinäres Dialogforum Mensch und Endlichkeit
    Die Institutionalisierung des Lebensendes zwischen Wissenschaft und Lebenswelt, Netzwerk Lebensende

    Durnová, A. (2017, April): Culture of Truth: Emotions in a Post-factual World, Yale CCS Spring Conference

    Durnová, A. (2017, April)  Searching for Truth in Post-factual Times, Yale University Policy Lab

    Durnová, A. (2017, February) “Citizen Empowerment in Post-communist context”, TPol talk, University at Albany, SUNY, 9 February 2017

    Durnová, A. (2016, November)  “New European Orientalism”, Plenary Rountable, Institut für Wissenschaft der Menschen, Vienna, 16 November 2016.

    Durnová, A. (2016, May). “The Politics of Intimacy Re-thinking the End-of-Life Controversy”. Institute of International Relations. Prague (Czech Republic), 25 May 2016.

    Durnová, A. (2015, September). “Die gemeine Hand: Der Fall Semmelweis und die Entdeckung der Kontaktinfektion” [Semmelweis Case and the Emergence of the Contact Infection]. Keynote address at the Hygiene-Fortbildungstage, Meeting of the Austrian Association of Health Care (ÖGKV). Vienna (Austria), 21–22 September 2015.

    Durnová, A. (2015, January). “Intimacy and Politics: the Case of Homebirth”. Invited talk at the Masaryk University Brno. Brno (Czech Republic), 22 January 2015.

    Durnová, A. (2014, October). “Ignaz Semmelweis: Kampf um die Wahrheit” [“Semmelweis fight for the Truth: Female bodies and the hands of doctors”]. Plenary talk at the convention “Idee und Widerspruch – der medizinische Diskurs im Wien des 19. und angehenden 20. Jahrhunderts” [“Idea and contradiction – the medical discourse in Vienna in the 19th and early 20th century”]. Society of College of Physicians in Vienna, Vienna (Austria), 22 October 2014.

    Durnová, A. (2014, October). “Politics of Intimacy: Re-thinking the end-of-life controversies”. Plenary talk at the Masaryk University Brno. Brno (Czech Republic), 17 October 2014.

    Durnová, A. (2014, August). “Austria and the Czech Republic through the comparative eyes”. Keynote address at the International Summer School of Journalism (Invitation of the Austrian Embassy in the Czech Republic). Havlíčkův Brod (Czech Republic), 14 August 2014.

    Durnová, A. (2014, July). “Politics of Intimacy: Re-thinking the end-of-life controversies”. Keynote address at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Brussels (Belgium), 19 July 2014.

    Durnová, A. (2014, June). “Negotiating Truth: Semmelweis, Discourse on Hand Hygiene and the Politics of Emotions”. Keynote address at the Semmelweis Lectures of the Annual Conference of the Surgical Infection Society Europe. Vienna (Austria), 6 June 2014.

    Durnová, A. (2013, May). “Lost in Translation: Back and Forth between Fieldwork and Interpretation”. Invited Talk at the Jour Fixe Art & Science, University of Applied Arts. Vienna (Austria), 24 May 2013.

    Durnová, A. (2012, February). “Governing Through Intimacy”. Invited Talk at the Department of Government, University of Essex. Essex (UK), 8 February 2012.

    Durnová, A. (2011). “Über die Rationalität hinaus: Interpretative Politikfeldanalyse. Reaktion auf Andreas Dür”. Keynote address at the Annual Meeting (“Tag der Politikwissenschaft”) of the Austrian Political Studies Association (ÖGPW). University of Salzburg, Salzburg (Austria), 2 December 2011.

    Bargetz, B., Birkner, M., Durnová, A., Hajek, K., Lichtenberger, H., Lorey, I. … Wissen, M. (2011, November). Plenary roundtable: Poststrukturalistische Perspektiven auf Kämpfe”. Conference: Ansteckende Inventionen. Zur Repolitisierung des Poststrukturalismus. Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria), 18 November 2011.

    Durnová, A. (2010, November).S’en laver les mains: A propos du mariage de raison entre Science et Politique [“Washing hands: Marriage of Reason betwen Science and Politics”]. Invited talk at the University Franche-Comté. Besancon (France), 3 November 2010.

    Durnová, A. (2010, July). “Science and Politics: a reasonable marriage”. Keynote address at the International Summer School of Philosophy and Social Sciences (OFRESS). Faculty of Arts, University of Belgrade, Belgrade (Serbia), 18 July 2010.

    Durnová, A. (2009, July). “L’Etat face aux catastrophes morales. Memento mori dans la politique française” [“State facing moral catastrophes: memento mori in French politics”]. Keynote address at the International Summer School of Philosophy and Social Sciences (OFRESS). Université Toulouse Mirail, Toulouse (France), 13 July 2009.

    Durnová, A. (2009, November). “Feldforschung intim: Zwischen Erlebnissen, Kategorien und Analyse. Interpretative Politikfeldanalyse” [“Fieldwork intimately: Between Impression, Categories and Analysis. Interpretive Political Science”]. Invited Talk at the Department of Political Science and Sociology, University of Salzburg. Salzburg (Austria), 18 November 2009.

    Durnová, A. (2007, November). “Global Governance of genomics. A phronetic response”. Keynote address at Testing genes, profiling DNA: The global governance of genomics – hopes, duties, and security. Mendel Centre Brno, Brno (Czech Republic), 3 November 2007.

    Durnová, A. (2005, July). “Vers une argumentation authentique” [“Towards an Authentic Argumentation”]. Invited paper presentation at the École Normale Supérieure. Paris (France), 12 July 2005.

     

     

     Durnová, A. (2017) Výchova expertů v Čechách,  [„The education of experts in the Czech Republic“], a2larm.cz/2017/08/vychova-expertu-v-cechach/, 5.8. 2017

    Durnová, A. (2016): Naděje na zdraví jako věc veřejná, [„Hope to be cured as a public cause“], A2alarm: a2larm.cz/2016/06/nadeje-na-zdravi-jako-vec-verejna/ , 7.6.2016

     

    Durnová, A. (2016) Jak je ti, Rakousko? [„How are you, Austria?“] Nový Prostor 2016/478, www.novyprostor.cz/clanky/478/jak-je-ti-rakousko.html

     

    Durnová (2015): Osudová špína na rukou,[„The fatal dirt on the hands“] Nový Prostor 2015/ 452,  www.novyprostor.cz/clanky/452/osudova-spina-na-rukou.html

     

    Durnová, A. (2015): Lékaři bez hranic odpovědnosti ,[„Doctors without borders of responsibility"], A2alarm: a2larm.cz/2015/08/lekari-bez-hranic-odpovednosti/

     

    (2016, September 15) Eine Bank für Gewebe, Blut und Daten, Interview im Mittagsjournal von Ö1 mit Anna Durnová und Kurt Zatloukal, Retrieved from  science.orf.at/stories/2796798

    Durnová, A. (2014, November 11). 1989: Erinnerungen eines einstigen Kindes (Kommentar der anderen). Der Standard. Retrieved from derstandard.at/2000008218368/1989-Erinnerungen-eines-einstigen-Kindes

     

    Durnová, A. (2013, October 23). Zwischen Populismus und politischer Obdachlosigkeit (Kommentar der anderen). Der Standard. Retrieved from derstandard.at/1381369627619/Zwischen-Populismus-und-politischer-Obdachlosigkeit

     

    Durnová, A., & K. C. Zahradnik (2010, November 2). Wie der Politische Diskurs die Wissenschaft bedroht. Die Presse. Retrieved from diepresse.com/home/meinung/gastkommentar/606669/Wie-der-politische-Diskurs-die-Wissenschaft-bedroht