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Dr. Jan-Peter Voß

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Jan-Peter Voß is head of the Innovation in Governance Research Group at the Institute for Sociology and the Center for Technology and Society and coordinator of the Governance Cluster at the Center for Technology and Society of the Technische Universität Berlin.

He trained as a political and social scientist, focusing on science and technology studies. From 1992 until 1999, he studied political science and economics at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2007, he received his doctorate from the University of Twente with a thesis on the dynamics of developing policy instruments.

Since 1999 Jan-Peter Voß has researched into topics of governance, innovation and sustainability. Until 2009, he led a number of research projects at the Öko-Institut e.V., among others on energy and climate policy, liberalisation and regulation of utilities, innovation policy, technology assessment, politics and governance of sustainable development, and methods of transdisciplinary research.

His current research interest is on the relation between politics, knowledge and innovation. For this he combines approaches from policy and governance studies with those from science and technology studies. Ongoing research work can be grouped as follows:

  • Dynamics of science and technology
    Dynamics of innovation, social and institutional innovation, technology development, emerging sciences, transformation of socio-technical systems, foresight
  • Governance of innovation
    Research and innovation policies, innovation policy for social innovations, constructive technology assessment, transition management
  • Innovation in governance
    Emergence and development of new forms of governance, development and spread of policy instruments, policy convergence, technologies of governance
  • Politics and governance for sustainable development
    Shaping societal transformation, coping with ambivalent goals, uncertain knowledge and distributed power, transdisciplinary research, reflexive governance

Jan-Peter Voß is one of the speakers for the Politics, Science and Technology Working Group of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW), member of the German Sociological Society (DGS), the Society for Science and Technology Studies in Germany (GWTF), and the European Association for the Study of Science and Society (EASST).

Selected Publications
Year
Title
2010
Voß, J.-P. (accepted): Dynamics of policy design and the innovation journey of transition management. In: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management.
Smith, A., Voß, J.-P., Grin, J. (in press): Innovation studies and sustainability transitions: The allure of the multi-level perspective and its challenges. In: Research Policy (doi:10.1016/j.respol.2010.01.023).
2009
Voß, J.-P., Smith, A., Grin, J. (2009): Designing long-term policy: rethinking transition management. In: Policy Sciences 42 (4), pp. 275-302.
2008
Truffer, B.; Voß, J.-P., Konrad, K. (2008): Mapping expectations for system transformations. Lessons from Sustainability Foresight in German utility sectors. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change 75, 1360-1372
Konrad, K.; Truffer, B.; Voß, J.-P. (2008): Multi-regime dynamics in the analysis of sectoral transformation potentials: evidence from German utility sectors. In: Journal of Cleaner Production 16, 1190-1202
Voß, J.-P. (2008): Nebenwirkungen und Nachhaltigkeit. Reflexive Gestaltungsansätze zum Umgang mit sozial-ökologischen Ko-Evolutionsprozessen. In: Lange, H. (ed): Nachhaltigkeit als radikaler Wandel. Die Quadratur des Kreises? Opladen: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp.237-260
Voß, J.-P. (2008): Steuerung nachhaltiger Entwicklung. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten damit umzugehen. In: Amelung, N. et al. (eds): Einstieg in nachhaltige Entwicklung. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 231-248
2007
Voß, J.-P. (2007): Designs on Governance. Development of policy instruments and dynamics in governance. PhD thesis. Enschede: University of Twente, School of Management and Governance
Voß, J.-P. (2007): Innovation processes in governance: the development of ‘emissions trading' as a new policy instrument. In: Science and Public Policy 34(5), 329-343
Voß, J.-P., Newig, J., Kastens, B., Monstadt, J., Nölting, B. (2007): Steering for sustainable Development - A typology of problems and theories based on ambivalence, uncertainty and distributed power. In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 9 (3/4), pp. 193-212
Voß, J.-P., Bauknecht, D. (2007): Netzregulierung in Infrastruktursektoren. Der Einfluss von Technik auf den Verlauf von Governance-Innovationen. In: U. Dolata, R. Werle (eds): Gesellschaft und die Macht der Technik. Frankfurt, New York: Campus, pp. 109-132
2006
Voß, J.-P., Bauknecht, D., Kemp, R. (eds) (2006): Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
2005
Voß, J.-P., C. Fischer (2005): Dynamics of Socio-technical change: Micro Cogeneration in Energy System Transformation Scenarios. In: Pehnt, M. et al. (eds): Micro Cogeneration. Towards decentralized energy systems. Heidelberg: Springer, pp.19-48
Bergmann, M., B. Brohmann, E. Hoffmann, M. C. Loibl, R. Rehaag, E. Schramm, J.-P. Voß (2005): Qualitätskriterien transdisziplinärer Forschung. Ein Leitfaden für die formative Evaluation von Forschungsprojekten, ISOE-Studientexte Nr. 13, Frankfurt: ISOE.
vor 2004
Nölting, B., Voß, J.-P., Hayn, D. (2004): Nachhaltigkeitsforschung - jenseits von Disziplinierung und "anything goes". In: GAIA 13 (4), pp. 272-279
Voß, J.-P. (2000): Institutionelle Arrangements zwischen Zukunfts- und Gegenwartsfähigkeit: Verfahren der Netzregelung im liberalisierten deutschen Stromsektor. In: Prittwitz, V.v. (ed): Institutionelle Arrangements in der Umweltpolitik. Zukunftsfähigkeit durch innovative Verfahrenskombination? Opladen: Leske + Budrich, pp.227-254


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