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Dr. Susanne Fuchs

Head of Program SOCIETY
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Curriculum Vitae

Education


Dr. phil.
Universität Leipzig, Germany, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2001
Thesis: „Der Verlust der Eindeutigkeit – eine Annäherung an die reflexive Moderne mit Georg Simmel“. (Unambiguity lost – approaching reflexive modernity with Georg Simmel)

Diplom Political Science (M.A.), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (Department of Political Science), 1992
Thesis: „Möglichkeiten und Beschränkungen bei der politischen Bewältigung der ökologischen Krise - Die aktuelle Diskussion unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Niklas Luhmanns Theorie der funktional differenzierten Gesellschaft“ (The political management of the ecological crisis - opportunities and limits. The current debate with special consideration of Niklas Luhmann's theory of a functionally differentiated society).

Vordiplom Biology (B.Sc.), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Department of Biology, 1988
Abitur, Albrecht-Dürer-Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany, 1985

Professional Experience


Since 04.2013:
HWK Consortium Representative and Coordinator of the EURIAS-Fellowship-Program.

Since 04.2012: Representative of HWK in the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS)

Since 05.2010: Head of Program “Society” and the Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program at Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg - Institute for Advanced Study (HWK), Delmenhorst, Germany.

2007-2010: Deputy Managing Director of the Research Area "Civil Society, Conflict and Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB), Germany, (Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel).

2005-2007: Lecturer, Political Sociology, Department of Political Science, University of Leipzig, Germany.

2005-2007: Senior Researcher, Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB), Germany; Research Units: „Civil Society and Transnational networks“ (Zivilgesellschaft und transnationale Netzwerke, Director: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn) & „Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions“ (Transnationale Konflikte und internationale Institutionen, Director: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang van den Daele)

2002-2004: Researcher in the Project “Transformation Research Initiative” (TRI), PI Dr. Ursula van Beek, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa and Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, (STIAS), Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa.

2003: Theodor Heuss Lecturer, New School University, Graduate Faculty, Department of Sociology, New York City, USA

2001-2003: Researcher, Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB), Germany; Research Units: „Institutions and Social Change“ (Institutionen und sozialer Wandel, Director: Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Klingemann) & „Institutions, States and Markets“ (Institutionen, Staaten und Märkte, Director: Thomas R. Cusack, Ph. D)

1995-2000: Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (Chair of Political Sociology and Social Politics, Prof. Dr. Claus Offe)

1993-1995: Lecturer, Political Theory and History of Ideas, Department of Political Science, University of Leipzig, Germany, (Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fach)

1990-1993: Student Employee, Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB), Germany, Study Group International Relations (Directors: Thomas R. Cusack, Ph. D. & PD Dr. Wolf-Dieter Eberwein)

1986-1990: Executive Manager, Market Research Company “Trend Test”, Berlin, Germany (subsidiary of Sample Institut, Mölln, Germany, today part of IPSOS SA, Paris, France)

Publications


Book

2007: Der Verlust der Eindeutigkeit. Individualismus, Glück und Zivilisiertheit in der späten Moderne. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta. 256 S.

Articles
2009: Welfare State Formation in the Enlarged European Union. Patterns of Reform in Postcommunist states, in: Rumford, Chris (eds.): The Sage Handbook of European Studies. Los Angeles et al. Sage, S. 420-441 (with Claus Offe)
2007: Weltgesellschaft und Modernisierung - eine Skizze der Dynamik des Formwandels des Systems internationaler Beziehungen, WZB Discussion Paper, SP IV 2007-306, 32 S.
2006: Kosmopolitismus als Großtheorie?, in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Heft 2, Jahrgang 13. S. 247-254 (with Michael Zürn)
2006: Social Capital, in: Austin Harrington, Barbara L. Marshall, Hans-Peter Müller (eds.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Social Theory. London/New York: Routledge 2006, pp. 552-553.
2006: Support for Democracy and Autocracy in Eastern Europe in: Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/ Fuchs, Dieter/ Zielonka, Jan (eds.) 2006: Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe. Volume 3. Identity, Values and Culture. London: Routledge. pp. 1-21 (with Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Dieter Fuchs und Jan Zielonka)
2005: Theoretical and methodological framework in: Van Beek, Ursula (ed.) 2005: Democracy under construction: Patterns from four continents. Bloomfield Hills & Opladen: Budrich Publishers. pp. 39-62 (with Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski)
2003: Parteien, Institutionen und Staatsausgaben in: Obinger, Herbert; Wagschal, Uwe; Kittel, Bernhard (eds.) 2003: Politische Ökonomie. Politik und wirtschaftspolitische Leistungsprofile in OECD-Demokratien. Leverkusen: Leske + Budrich. S. 395-428 (with Thomas R. Cusack)
2002: Germany: The Decline of Social Capital? in: Putnam, Robert D. (ed.) 2002: Democracies in Flux. Oxford: OUP. pp. 189-243 (with Claus Offe)
2001: Tristesse banale; in: Simmel Studies, Heft 1, 2001, S. 3-21
2000: Germany in: Esping-Anderson, Gøsta/Regini, Mario 2000: Why Deregulate Labour Markets? Oxford: OUP. pp. 211-244 (with Ronald Schettkat)
1998: Wie schöpferisch ist die Zerstörung? in: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, Heft 3, Jahrgang 43. S. 259-300 (with Claus Offe)
1996: Niklas Luhmanns Aufklärung der Soziologie und andere Wege der Erleuch­tung in: Berliner Debatte Initial, Jahrgang 7, Heft 4, pp. 84-95


Reviews
2000: “Die Politik der Gesellschaft”, Niklas Luhmann in: Berliner Debatte Initial, Jahrgang 11, Heft 5/6, pp. 234-237
1997: “Sozialpolitik der Zukunft”, Detlef Grieswelle in: Politische Vierteljahres­schrift, Heft 3, Jahrgang 38
1995: “Kontexte der Gerechtigkeit”, Rainer Forst in: Berliner Debatte Initial, Jahr­gang 6, Heft 3, pp. 120-121

Expert’s Report 1994: New sources of employment: policy actions for Germany, Gutachten für die Kommission der Europäischen Union. (with Ronald Schettkat)

Teaching Experience


2011-2012: University of Göttingen
2005-2007: Universität Leipzig
2003: New School University New York City
1995–2000: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1993-1995: Universität Leipzig


Classes taught (selection):

Analysis of the social and economic structure in Germany
(Marx, Geiger, Weber, Schelsky, demographic change, social inequalities, historic development of the social and economic structure in Germany)
Understanding the state – understanding civil society (historical pathways of the development of the division between state and society, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Ferguson, Tocqueville, Paine, Federalists, Mill, Laski, Hayek, Gramsci)
The Future of Employment - Future of modern society (Division of labor as basis of modern society as well as of sociology, historical development of the welfare state and possible future scenarios - Ferguson, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel)
Technocracy and Expertise (Sociology of science and sociology of knowledge, epistemology, theory of technocracy and policy-analysis)
Accompanying course to the lecture “The welfare state and social politics”, Prof. Claus Offe (history, comparative analysis of different social security systems, future perspectives)
Political Catholicism and the welfare state (Encyclicals, Nell-Breunign, von Ketteler)
Liberty and social justice in the 19th century (Mill, Bentham, Carlyle, von Ketteler, von Stein)
Political Sociology of Knowledge - Constructing the political spectacle (Berger/Luckmann, Goffman, Edelman, Nullmeier/Rüb)
Truth and Society - Technocracy and the Politics of Expertise (Kuhn, Feyerabend, Rorty, Fischer, Habermas, Peters, de Leon)
Market, Liberty & Property - The History of Civil Society (Ferguson, Locke, Smith, Rousseau, Hume, Mill, Hegel, Marx)
Solidarity - An Idea in Sociology and Social Politics (Durkheim, Malinowski, Mauss, Mandeville, Hirschmann, Simmel, Rorty, Skocpol, Ewald)
History and Philosophy of Science I (Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos, Feyerabend, Rorty)
The Modern Idea of Tolerance (Locke, Mill, Marcuse, Feyerabend, Rorty)
State Theory from the Renaissance to Modern Times (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Schmitt, Scharpf/Hauff, Hirsch, Olson)
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