Stephan Lorenz

Prof. Dr. Stephan Lorenz

Senior Fellow

Stephan Lorenz is a Senior Fellow at the IASS and an adjunct professor for sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. He has researched organic consumption in the time of BSE crisis and new agricultural and consumption policies; food banks as an indicator of social exclusion and restictive welfare policies in the affluent countries; the discourse on the honeybee decline, pollination crisis and new developments in beekeeping; ecological criticism of growth and sustainable alternatives. His work comprises empirical research, applying qualitative-exploratory methods, and also theories of society and diagnoses of current social developments. At the moment his focus is on theory and methodology of procedures.

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Lorenz, Stephan 2017: Ecological criticism of growth and the means and ends of technology: A pragmatist perspec-tive on societal dynamics. In: Journal of Cleaner Production 166C: 98-106
  • Lorenz, Stephan 2016: The endangerment of bees and new developments in beekeeping: A social science perspec-tive using the example of Germany. In: International Journal of Environmental Studies 73(6): 988-1005
  • Lorenz, Stephan 2015: Having no choice: Social exclusion in the affluent society. In: Journal of Exclusion Studies 5(1): 1-17
  • Lorenz, Stephan/ Stark, Kerstin 2015: Saving the honeybees in Berlin? A case study of the urban beekeeping boom. In: Environmental Sociology 1(2): 116-126
  • Lorenz, Stephan 2012: Socio-ecological ambivalences of charitable food assistance in the affluent society - the German 'Tafel'. In: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 32 (7/8): 386-400,
  • Lorenz, Stephan 2010: Procedurality as Methodological Paradigm. Or: Methods as Procedures [44 paragraphs]. In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(1), Art. 14,
  • Lorenz, Stephan 2010: Science as Craft. Review Essay: Richard Sennett (2008). The Craftsman [34 paragraphs]. In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(2), Art. 18,