Research interests

Foto: Anne Günther-Mitsching

comparative social survey research, socialecological attitudes and values, Human-Nature relations, Degrowth, global environmental policy and politics, sustainable welfare and eco-social policies, sustainable work

Research within the Junior Research Group

Main focus: 
Labour market and employment analyses (module B1), Diachronic analysis of data on environmental consciousness (module B2), Conduct and analysis of own representative survey about socialecological mentalities and the bioeconomy (module B3/B4)

In cooperation with the group:
Theory and Synthesis (module D)

Contact

martin.fritz@uni-jena.de 
Tel.: +49 3641 9-45036

Vita

since April 2019:
PostDoc in the Junior Research Group ‚Mentalities in flux: imaginaries and social structure in modern circular bio-based societies‘ at the Institute of Sociology, University of Jena.
April 2018 – March 2019:
PostDoc scholarship of the Bielefeld Young Researchers Fund
April 2017 – March 2018:
PostDoc at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, replacement for Juniorprofessor Dr. Alexandra Kaasch
2016: 
Conferral of doctorate from the University of Bonn, Title of Dissertation: Job quality of part-time employment in Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom [deutsch: Arbeitsqualität von Teilzeitbeschäftigung in Deutschland, Schweden und dem Vereinigten Königreich]. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jörg Blasius
November 2006 – October 2015: 
Researcher at the European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (EUROLAB), GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne
February 2002 – November 2006: 
Student assistant (until March 2005) and research assistant at the Central Archive for Empirical Social Research (ZA), Cologne
October 1998 – March 2005:
Studies of philosophy, psychology and sociology at the Technical University of Chemnitz (1998-2001) and the University of Cologne (2001-05), degree: Magister Artium. Title of thesis: Imitation and Representation. On the Anthropology of Playing. [deutsch: Nachahmung und Darstellung. Zur Anthropologie des Spiels]. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Günter Schulte

Academic Teaching

2019 – 2021
Academic teaching at FSU Jena
2017 – 2019
Academic teaching at Bielefeld University
2003 – 2015
Lecturer for the Cologne Business School (MA), Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cologne (BA & MA), Tutor at the University of Cologne (BA & MA)
Exercises (4 SWS)
Courses: Introduction to data analysis with SPSS: Macro Sociology
April 2017 – March 2019: University of Bielefeld
Seminars: Comparative Political Science: The case of environmental politics.
Social policy and the environment: Understanding society-nature relationships
Labour market and employment in Europe
April 2017 – September 2017: University of Onsabruck
Seminar: Ecology, sustainability and the social sciences
April 2012 – September 2016: University of Bonn
Seminars: Introduction to Statistics
Culture and Social Structure: Anthropological Perspectives
Culture and Social Structure: Classic and modern approaches: Marx, Weber, Luhmann & Co.

Publications

BOOKS

2017. Beschäftigungsregime im Vergleich. Arbeitsqualität von Teilzeitbeschäftigung in Deutschland, Schweden und dem Vereinigten Königreich. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich.
ISBN: 978-3-8474-2132-0

2013. Non-Standard Employment in Europe: Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [co-edited with Max Koch]
ISBN: 978-1-13-726715-3

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

c. s. . Die Vertretung ökologischer Interessen als sozialpolitische Interessen: Konflikt- oder Kooperationspotential in einer Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit? Zeitschrift für Sozialreform 67(2). [with Bohnenberger, K, Mundt, I. & Riousset, P]. (forthcoming)

2021. Habitus and climate change: Exploring support and resistance to sustainable welfare and social–ecological transformations in Sweden. The British Journal of Sociology, 00, 1– 17. [with Koch, M., Johansson, H., Emilsson, K., Hildingsson, R., & Khan, J.] https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12887

2020. Tackling the Double Injustice: How Citizens Evaluate Climate and Welfare Policies. World Economics 21(1): 93-115. [with Max Koch]

2020. Sozialpolitik for Future. Wie nachhaltige Sozialpolitik Klimagerechtigkeit schafft. Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 33 (11): 269–281. [with Katharina Bohnenberger]
doi: 10.1515/fjsb-2020-0022

2019. Public Support for Sustainable Welfare Compared: Links between Attitudes towards Climate and Welfare Policies. Sustainability, 11(15): 4146. [with Max Koch] You will find the Article here.
doi: 10.3390/su11154146

2017. Genossenschaften und nachhaltige Arbeit. Arbeits- und Industriesoziologische Studien 10(2), November 2017, 121-138.

2017. Shifting Priorities in Degrowth Research? An Argument for the Centrality of Human Needs. Ecological Economics (138), 74-81. [with Max Koch and Hubert Buch-Hansen]
doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.03.035

2016. Economic development and prosperity patterns around the world: Structural challenges for a global steady-state economy. Global Environmental Change (38), 41-48. [with Max Koch]
doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.02.007

2014. Potentials for prosperity without growth: Ecological sustainability, social inclusion and the quality of life in 38 countries. Ecological Economics (108), 191-199. [with Max Koch]
doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.10.021

2014. Building the Eco-social State: Do Welfare Regimes Matter? Journal of Social Policy 43(4), 679-703. [with Max Koch]
doi:10.1017/S004727941400035X

2009. Sozioökonomische Entwicklung und Wertvorstellungen in elf Regionen der Türkei. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 61(4), 535-561. [with Yasemin El-Menouar]
doi:10.1007/s11577-009-0082-5

BOOK CHAPTER

2021. “Einstellungen zu nachhaltiger Wohlfahrt und einer sozialökologischen Politik: Aktuelle Ergebnisse aus der Umfrageforschung.” In: Dorothee Rodenhäuser, Hannes Vetter, Benjamin Held, Hans Diefenbacher (Hg.), Soziale Sicherungssysteme im Umbruch. Beiträge zur sozial-ökologischen Transformation, Die Wirtschaft der Gesellschaft, 7. Marburg: Metropolis.

2018. The ‘good life’ of nations: a global perspective. In C. Henning & H. Rosa (Eds.), The Good Life Beyond Growth: New Perspectives, 215-228. London: Routledge. [with Max Koch]
ISBN: 978-1138687882

2015. Green States in Europe: A Comparative View. In K. Bäckstrand & A. Kronsell (Eds.), Rethinking the Green State: Environmental Governance towards Climate and Sustainability Transitions, 83-103. London: Routledge Earthscan. [with Max Koch]
ISBN: 978-1-13-879251-7

2013. Non-standard employment and anomie in the EU. In M. Koch & M. Fritz (Eds.), Non-Standard Employment in Europe: Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses, 209-228. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
ISBN: 978-1-13-726715-3

2013. Introduction: Changing Employment Standards in a Crisis-Ridden Europe. In M. Koch & M. Fritz (Eds.), Non-Standard Employment in Europe: Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses, 1-9. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [with Max Koch]
ISBN: 978-1-13-726715-3

2013. Conclusion: Non-Standard Employment: Concept, Empirical Results and Policy Implications. In M. Koch & M. Fritz (Eds.), Non-Standard Employment in Europe: Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses, 229-241. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [with Max Koch]
ISBN: 978-1-13-726715-3

2010. Atypische Beschäftigungsformen und Unsicherheiten in Deutschland, Norwegen, Portugal und dem Vereinigten Königreich. In H. Soeffner (Ed.), Unsichere Zeiten. Herausforderungen gesellschaftlicher Transformationen (on CD). Verhandlungen des 34. Kongress der deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Jena 2008. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
ISBN: 978-3-531-92035-1

OTHER ARTICLES, REPORTS, REVIEWS , DISCUSSION PAPERS

c.s. Klimagerechtigkeit, Diversität und Nachhaltige Sozialpolitik. Zeitschrift für Diversitätsforschung und -management 6(1): 53-58. (with Bohnenberger, K). [forthcoming].

2020. Wellbeing Economics for the COVID-19 recovery. Ten principles to build back better. Briefing Paper, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, May 2020, www.wellbeingeconomy.org. [with: Büchs, M., Baltruszewicz, M., Bohnenberger, K., Busch, J., Dyke, J., Elf, P., Fanning, M., Garvey, A., Hardt, L., Hofferberth, E., Ivanova, D., Janoo, A., O’Neill, D., Guillen-Royo, M., Sahakian, M., Steinberger, J., Trebeck, K. & Corlet Walker, C.]

2020. Global Social Policy Digest (20, 3), 412-449. [with: Berten, J., Besche-Truthe, F., Boyashov, A., Crockett, C., Cufré, S., Igbojekwe, E., Kaasch, A., Laws, M., Schulze Waltrup, R. & Shriwise, A]

2020. Global Social Policy Digest (20, 2), 1-22. [with: Berten, J., Besche, F., Boyashov, A., Brunotte, T., Cufré, S., Kaasch, A., Schulze Waltrup, R. & Shriwise, A.]

2020. Global Social Policy Digest (20, 1), 117-134. [with: Berten, J., Besche, F., Boyashov, A., Brunotte, T., Cufré, S., Kaasch, A., Schulze Waltrup, R. & Shriwise, A.]

2019. Global Social Policy Digest (19, 3), 1-18. [with Berten, J., Besche, F., Boyashov, A., Brunotte, T., Cufré, S., Kaasch, A., Marijan, B. & Schulze Waltrup, R.]

2019. Global Social Policy Digest (19, 1-2), 159-178. [with Besche, F., Canonge, J., Cufré, S., Duten, A, Marijan, B. & Zancajo, A.]

2018. Global Social Policy Digest (18, 3), 349-362. [with Canonge, J., Cufré, S., Duten, A., Marijan, B. & Zancajo, A.]

2018. Global Social Policy Digest (18, 2), 235-245. [with Canonge, J., Cufré, S., Marijan, B., Zancajo, A. & Zurkuhlen, A.]

2018. Global Social Policy Digest (18, 1), 102-115. [with Canonge, J., Cufré, S., Dankmeyer, M.-C., Marijan, B. & Zancajo, A.]

2017. Global Social Policy Digest (17, 3), 381-393. [with Canonge, J., Cufré, S., Dankmeyer, M.-C., Marijan, B. & Zancajo, A.]

2015. Arbeitsqualität von Teilzeit- und Vollzeitbeschäftigten. Beschäftigungsregime im Vergleich. GESIS Papers 2015/11.

2015. The European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research – EUROLAB 2014 Annual Report. GESIS Papers 2015/10. [with Malina Voicu and Ingvill C. Mochmann]

2014. The European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research – EUROLAB 2013 Annual Report. GESIS-Technical Reports 2014(6). [with Malina Voicu and Ingvill C. Mochmann]

2014. Potentials for a socially equitable and ecologically sustainable society. Ökologisches Wirtschaften 29(3), 38-41. [with Max Koch]

2013. The European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research – EUROLAB 2012 Annual Report. GESIS-Technical Reports 2013(4). [with Ingvill C. Mochmann]

2011. Review: The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities, by S. P. Vallas, W. Finlay & A. S. Wharton. In: Work, employment and society 25(4), 829-831.
doi:10.1177/0950017011419715

2007. The European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research – ZA-EUROLAB. Report 1997/2007. [with Ingvill C. Mochmann]

PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES (SELECTION)

2021. (adopted for 2021). The role of habitus in the energy transition: How social-ecological attitudes, values and practices shape the social acceptance of post-fossil energy systems in Germany. European Sociological Association 2021, Barcelona, RN 12 – Environment & Society. [with Friedrich, T.].

2020. Zur Akzeptanz sozialökologischer Politiken. Empirische Ergebnisse aus Schweden und Europa. Tagung Soziale Sicherungssysteme im Umbruch: Wie können sie den ökologischen Wandel unterstützen und soziale Inklusion gewährleisten? Veranstaltet von der Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft (FEST) und dem Nell-Breuning-Institut, September 22nd-23rd, Heidelberg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUUA5ANvXKs

2020. Sozial und ökologisch Wirtschaften. Konzepte und Spielarten von Degrowth. Veranstaltungsreihe Klimakrise versus Wirtschaftsweise organisiert von der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Thüringen und von Fridays for Future Erfurt, . September 17, Erfurt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS_9ASmEiP4

2019. Values, knowledge and mentalities: The role of survey research for the agenda of sustainable welfare. Workshop ‘Welfare recalibration and the ecological crisis: research topics, approaches and findings for a sustainable transition’, November 11th-12th, Pisa, Italy.

2019. Social determinants of support for consumption corridors in Europe – the case of energy use. Workshop ‘Consumption corridors: exploring concepts and implications’ April 16th-18th, Universität Genf, Switzerland.

2019. Political orientations and public support for an eco-social policy in Europe. 13th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, June 18th-21st, Turku, Finnland.

2018. Nature-society relations in international comparison. 6th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, 2018 August 21st-25th, Malmö, Sweden.

2018. Towards Global Eco-Social Policy. Combining Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability. XIXth World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association, 2018 July 20., Toronto, Canada.

2018. Sustainable Welfare in Public Opinion. Analyzing the Relationships between Attitudes towards Social and Environmental Policies. XIXth World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association, 2018 July 19, Toronto, Canada.

2017. Nachhaltigkeitspotenziale genossenschaftlich organisierter Arbeit. Frühjahrstagung der Sektion „Arbeits- und Industriesoziologie“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, 2017 April 6th-7th, Jena.

2016. Welfare Regimes and Attitudes Towards Environmental Regulation. Third ISA Forum of Sociology, 2016 July 10th-14th, Vienna, Austria.

2016. Cultural Distances and Immigrants’ Labour Market Integration [with Andrea Meckel]. Third ISA Forum of Sociology, 2016 July 10th-14th, Vienna, Austria.

2015. Analyzing the global eco-social field: Macro-level patterns of ecological sustainability, social inclusion and the quality life. SOCSPACE Conference (Empirical Investigation of Social Space II), 2015 October 12th-14th, Bonn.

2015. Dimensions of Sustainability in a Global Perspective [with Max Koch]. 5th World Sustainability Forum, 2015 September 7th-9th, Basel, Switzerland.

2015. Economic Development and Human Prosperity Worldwide: Implications for a global Steady-State Economy [with Max Koch]. Good Life Beyond Growth Conference, 2015 May 22, Jena.

2015. Cultural distances and attitudes towards immigrants [with Andrea Meckel and Marcel Dresse]. ECSR Spring School, 2015 March 23th-27th, Turin, Italy.

2015. Diskrepanzen zwischen wahrgenommenen und präferierten Arbeitsbedingungen von Teilzeit- und Vollzeitbeschäftigten: Arbeitsqualität in Deutschland, dem Vereinigten Königreich und Schweden. 3. Rhein-Ruhr Promovendensymposium „Arbeit und Soziale Sicherheit“, 2015 March 12th-13th, Duisburg.

2014. Mapping human prosperity: Ecological sustainability, social inclusion and the quality of life around the globe [with Max Koch]. 4th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, 2014 September 3, 2014, Leipzig.

2014. Ecological sustainability, social inclusion and the quality of life: Identifying potentials for prosperity without growth [with Max Koch]. Annual Progressive Economy Forum of the S&D Group of the European Parliament, 2014 March 5th-6th, Brussels, Belgium.

2013. Creating Eco-social Policies: Do Welfare Regimes Matter? [with Max Koch] Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference, 2013 June 11th-13th, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2012. Die Krise in Europa als Chance für das Sozialkapital seiner Bürger. Theoretische Überlegungen und empirische Analysen. 36. Kongress der deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, 2012 October 4, Bochum.

2011. Non-standard employment and anomy in the EU. Structures and Trends. Authors’ conference ‘The destandardisation of employment in the EU’, 2011 May 23rd-25th, Cologne.

2010. Non-standard employment and social disintegration in Europe. XVIIth World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association, 2010 July 13, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2010. Subjective well-being of the creative class. XVIIth World Congress of Sociology of the International Sociological Association, 2012 July 14, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2007. Value differences within Turkey. An application of Multiple Correspondence Analysis [with Yasemin El-Menouar]. CARME Conference (Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods). 2007 June 26, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

INVITED TALKS

2020. Zur Akzeptanz sozialökologischer Politiken. Empirische Ergebnisse aus Schweden und Europa. Tagung Soziale Sicherungssysteme im Umbruch: Wie können sie den ökologischen Wandel unterstützen und soziale Inklusion gewährleisten? Veranstaltet von der Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft (FEST) und dem Nell-Breuning-Institut, September 22nd-23rd, Heidelberg.

2020. Sozial und ökologisch Wirtschaften. Konzepte und Spielarten von Degrowth. Veranstaltungsreihe Klimakrise versus Wirtschaftsweise organisiert von der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Thüringen und von Fridays for Future Erfurt, September 17, Erfurt.

2019. Values, knowledge and mentalities: The role of survey research for the agenda of sustainable welfare. Workshop ‘Welfare recalibration and the ecological crisis: research topics, approaches and findings for a sustainable transition’ November 11th-12th, Pisa, Italy.

2019. Social determinants of support for consumption corridors in Europe – the case of energy use. Workshop ‘Consumption corridors: exploring concepts and implications’ 2019 April 16th-18th, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

2017. Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit und soziale Gerechtigkeit in Postwachstumsgesellschaften. Ringvorlesung „Immer ungleicher“ der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Osnabrück. 2017 June 28, Osnabruck.

2013. Fixed-Term Work in Europe: Trends and Social Impacts. Flexwork Research Conference. 2013 October 24th-25th, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

MODERATIONS AND PODIUMSPARTICIPATIONS

2021. “Statistische Methoden in der relationalen Mentalitätsforschung” Workshop January 20th-21st at FSU Jena. [with Godding, S.].

2019. Organisation and management of the workshop “Wandel von Bedürfnissen in Wachstums- und Postwachstumsgesellschaften” auf der Konferenz “Great Transformation: Die Zukunft moderner Gesellschaften” vom September 23rd-27th in Jena. [with Bohnenberger, K.].

2019. Organisation and management of the special session ‘Sustainable Welfare and Eco-social policies – Solutions for the Post-Growth Society’, 13th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, June 18th-21st in Turku, Finnland. [with Bohnenberger, K.].