fallback portrait photo

Ingolfur Blühdorn

Univ.Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn
Telephone:
+43 1 31336 5778
Email:
Contact information and photo taken from and editable at WU Directory.

CV

No curriculum entries found.

Researcher Identifier

    No researcher identifier found.

Awards and Honors

No awards found.

Classifications

    No classifications found.

Expertise

    No expertises found.

Activities

Invitation to Research Seminar
  2017 ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops - „The Legitimation crisis of Democracy: Emancipatory politics, the environmental state and the glass ceiling to socio-ecological transformation”
Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2016 Staatstheater Mainz - "OPEN YOUR MAINZ: Politische Identität und Artikulation im digitalen Zeitalter"
  None Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien - Populism and its Unlikely Siblings. Discursive practice in Simulative Democracy
  2016 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Demokratie als Simulation?
  2017 Institut für Gesellschaftswandel und Nachhaltigkeit - IGN International Research Conference "Political Participation beyond the Post-democratic Turn"
  2016 Universität Wien - 7. ¿Populism and its Unlikely Siblings. Discursive Practice in Simulative Democracy¿
  2016 Kompetenzzentrum für Nachhaltigkeit, WU Wien - 10. Nachhaltigkeitskontroverse XI: ¿Der stille Gesellschaftsvertrag: Nachhaltige Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit¿
  2016 Dramaturgische Gesellschaft - Simulative Demokratie. Politisches Handeln im Zeichen der Post. Politik
  2016 Department Sozioökonomie - 3. ¿Peak Democracy. Constitutive features of the post-democratic constellation¿
Research and Teaching Stay
  2016 Institut für Politikwissenschaft, TU-Darmstadt - Guest professor
Attendance scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2018 Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Neujahrtagung der Grünen Akademie 1968 – 2008 Protestbewegungen zwischen Emanzipation und autoritärer Versuchung
Other scientific activities
  2017 Universitat de Barcelona - Workshop "Populism in Theory: Towards an Anthropological Frame" Paper Präsentation "Rethinking Populism Legitimacy crisis, third modernity and the experience of sovereignty"
  None Kompetenzzentrum für Nachhaltigkeit, WU Wien - "Learning from history ¿ or not? The past, present, and future of (un)sustainability"
  None Institut für Politikwissenschaft, TU-Darmstadt - "Strukturelle Demokratieunfähigkeit? Bausteine zum Verständnis des Populismus"

Publications

Book (monograph)

2013 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2013. Simulative Demokratie. Neue Politik jenseits der postdemokratischen Wende. Berlin: Suhrkamp. (Details)
2009 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. In Search of Legitimacy. Policy Making in Europe and the Challenge of Societal Complexity (hg.). Opladen/Farmington Hills, MI: Barbara Budrich. (Details)
2008 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2008. The Politics of Unsustainability. Eco-Politics in the Post-Ecologist Era (hg. mit Ian Welsh). London/New York: Routledge. (Details)
2007 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2007. Economic Efficiency,Democratic Empowerment. Contested Modernisation in Britain and Germany (hg. mit Uwe Jun). Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. (Details)
2000 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2000. Post-Ecologist Politics. Social Theory and the Abdication of the Ecologist Paradigm. London/New York: Routledge. (Details)
1995 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1995. The Green Agenda. Environmental Politics and Policy in Germany, (hg. mit Frank Krause u. Tom Scharf). Keele: Keele University Press. (Details)

Journal article

2019 Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Deflorian, Michael. 2019. The Collaborative Management of Sustained Unsustainability: On the Performance of Participatory Forms of Environmental Governance. Sustainability. 11 (4), 1-17. open access (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2019. The dialectic of democracy: modernization, emancipation and the great regression. Democratization. open access (Details)
2018 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2018. Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit auf der Suche nach einer politischen Form. Konturen der demokratischen Postwachstumsgesellschaft. Berliner Journal für Soziologie. 28 151-180. open access (Details)
  Butzlaff, Felix, Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2018. Rethinking Populism: Peak democracy, liquid identity and the performance of sovereignty. European Journal of Social Theory. 1-21. open access (Details)
2017 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2017. Post-capitalism, post-growth, post-consumerism? Eco-political hopes beyond sustainability. Global Discourse 7, 42-61. open access (Details)
2016 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2016. Das Postdemokratische Diskursquartett. Kommunikative Praxis in der simulativen Demokratie. Psychosozial 139 (1), 51-68. (Details)
2014 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2014. A massive escalation of truly disruptive action? Bürgerprotest und Nachhaltigkeit in der postdemokratischen Konstellation. Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen S. 27-37. (Details)
2013 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2013. The Governance of Unsustainability: Ecology and Democracy beyond the post-democratic turn. Environmental Politics 1 (22): S. 16-36. (Details)
2011 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2011. The Politics of Unsustainability: COP15, Post-Ecologism and the Ecological Paradox. Organization & Environment 1 (24): S. 34-53. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2011. Zur Zukunftsfähigkeit der Demokratie: Nachdenken über die Grenzen des demokratischen Optimismus. Wissenschaft & Umwelt Interdisziplinär (14), 19-28. (Details)
2010 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2010. Nachhaltigkeit und postdemokratische Wende. Zum Wechselspiel von Demokratiekrise und Umweltkrise. Vorgänge. Zeitschrift für Bürgerrechte und Gesellschaftspolitik 2 (190), 44-54. (Details)
2009 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Option Grün: BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN at the Dawn of New Opportunities? German Politics and Society 2 (27): S. 45-62. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Reinventing Green Politics: On the Strategic Repositioning of the German Green Party. German Politics 1 (18): S. 36-54. (Details)
2008 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2008. Klimadebatte und Postdemokratie: Zur gesellschaftlichen Bewältigung der Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit. Transit. Europäische Revue (36), 46-64. (Details)
2007 Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Welsh, Ian. 2007. Eco-politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability. A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda. Environmental Politics 2 (16): S. 185-205. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2007. Self-Description, Self-Deception, Simulation. A Systems-theoretical Perspective on Contemporary Discourses of Radical Change. Social Movement Studies 1 (6): S. 1-20. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2007. Sustaining the Unsustainable: Symbolic Politics and the Politics of Simulation. Environmental Politics 2 (16): S. 251-275. (Details)
2006 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2006. billig will Ich: Post-demokratische Wende und Simulative Demokratie. Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen (4): S. 72-83. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2006. Niezrównoważenie jako stan świadomości. Cicha kontrrewolucja i polityka symulacji. Recykling Idei (8): S. 6-7. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2006. Self-Experience in the Theme Park of Radical Action? Social Movements and Political Articulation in the Late-modern Condition. European Journal of Social Theory 1 (9): S. 23-42. (Details)
2004 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2004. Future-Fitness and Reform-Gridlock. Towards Social Inequality and Post-Democratic Politics? Debatte. Review of Contemporary German Affairs 2 (12): S. 114-136. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Szarka, Josef. 2004. Managing strategic positioning choices: a reappraisal of the development paths of the French and German Green parties. Journal of Contemporary European Studies 3 (12): S. 303-319. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2004. New Green Pragmatism in Germany. Green Politics beyond the Social Democratic Embrace. Government and Opposition 4 (39): S. 564-586. (Details)
2002 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2002. Unsustainability as a Frame of Mind – And How We Disguise It. The Silent Counter Revolution and the Politics of Simulation. The Trumpeter 2 (12): S. 59-69. (Details)
2000 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2000. An Offer one Might Prefer to Refuse. The Systems Theoretical Legacy of Niklas Luhmann. European Journal of Social Theory 3 (3): S. 339-354. (Details)
1999 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1999. Beyond Criticism and Crisis. On the Post-critical Challenge of Niklas Luhmann. Debatte. Review of Contemporary German Affairs 2 (6): S. 185-199. (Details)
1997 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1997. A Theory of Post-Ecologist Politics. Environmental Politics 3 (6): S. 125-147. (Details)
1994 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1994. Ecological Consensus and Anti-modernist Simplicity. Debatte. Review of Contemporary German Affairs 1 S. 64-85. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2019 Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Dannemann, Hauke. 2019. Der Post-ökologische Verteidigungskonsens. Nachhaltigkeitsforschung im Verdacht der Komplizenschaft. In: Gegenwart und Zukunft sozial-ökologischer Transformation, Hrsg. Bohn, Carolin, Fuchs, Doris, Kerkhoff, Antonius, Müller, Christian, 113-134. Baden-Baden: Nomos. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2019. Die Dialektik der Emanzipation. Kritische Soziologie in der Endlosschleife. In: Was stimmt nicht mit der Demokratie?: Eine Debatte mit Klaus Dörre, Nancy Fraser, Stephan Lessenich und Hartmut Rosa, Hrsg. Ketterer, Hanna, Becker, Karina, 152-159. Berlin: Suhrkamp. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Butzlaff, Felix, Hausknost, Daniel, Deflorian, Michael. 2019. Postwachstumsgesellschaft und Transformationsnarrativ. Soziologische Überlegungen zum Nachhaltigkeitswandel. In: Chancen und Grenzen der Nachhaltigkeitstransformation. Ökonomische und soziologische Perspektiven, Hrsg. Fred Luks, 21-41. Wiesbaden: Springer. (Details)
2018 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2018. Symbolic Environmental Politics. In: Companion to Environmental Studies, Hrsg. Castree, Noel / Hulme Mike / Proctor, James D. (eds), 249-253. London: Routledge. open access (Details)
2016 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2016. ‘Sustainability – Post-Sustainability – Unsustainability’. In: The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, Hrsg. Gabrielson, Teena / Hall, Cheryl / Meyer, John M. / Schlosberg, David (Hg.) , 259-273. Oxford / New York: Oxford University Press. (Details)
2015 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2015. A much-needed Renewal Of Environmentalism:Eco-politics in the Anthropocene. In: The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis, Hrsg. Clive Hamilton u.a. S. 157-167. Oxon / New York: Routledge. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2015. Sustainability - Post-Sustainability - Unsustainability. In: The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, Hrsg. Gabrielson, Teena / Hall, Cheryl / Meyer, John M. / Schlosberg, David, S. 259-273. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Details)
2014 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2014. Post-ecologist Governmentality: Post-democracy, Post-politics and the Politics of Unsustainability. In: The Post-Political and its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticisation, Spectres of Radical Politics, Hrsg. Erik Swyngedouw / Japhy Wilson, S. 146-166. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (Details)
2012 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2012. Die postdemokratische Konstellation: Was meint ein soziologisch starker Begriff der Postdemokratie? . In: Demokratie? Welche Demokratie? Hrsg. Nordmann, Jürgen / Hirte, Katrin / Ötsch, Walter , S. 69-92. Marburg: Metropolis-Verl. (Details)
2011 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2011. Das postdemokratische Doppeldilemma: Politische Repräsentation in der simulativen Demokratie. In: Krise und Reform Politischer Repräsentation, Hrsg. Linden, Markus / Thaa, Winfried , S. 45-75. Baden-Baden: Nomos. (Details)
2010 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2010. Win-Win-Szenarien im Härtetest. Die Umweltpolitik der Großen Koalition 2005-2009. In: Die Große Koalition: Regierung- Politik – Parteien 2005-2009, Hrsg. Bukow, Sebastian / Seeman, Wenke , S. 211-227. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. (Details)
2009 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Democracy beyond the Modernist Subject: Complexity and the Late-modern Reconfiguration of Legitimacy. In: In Search of Legitimacy. Policy Making in Europe and the Challenge of Societal Complexity, Hrsg. Blühdorn, Ingolfur, S. 17-50. Opladen/Farmington Hills, MI: Barbara Budrich. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. The Participatory Revolution: New Social Movements and Civil Society. In: A Companion to Europe Since, Hrsg. Larres, Klaus, S. 407-431. London: Blackwell. (Details)
2007 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2007. Democracy, Efficiency, Futurity: Contested Objectives of Societal Reform. In: Economic Efficiency – Democratic Empowerment. Contested Modernisation in Britain and Germany, Hrsg. Blühdorn, Ingolfur / Jun, Uwe, S. 69-98. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Jun, Uwe. 2007. Reform-Gridlock and Hyper-Innovation. Germany, Britain and the Project of Societal Modernisation. In: Economic Efficiency – Democratic Empowerment. Contested Modernisation in Britain and Germany, Hrsg. Blühdorn, Ingolfur / Jun, Uwe , S. 3-27. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2007. The Third Transformation of Democracy: On the Efficient Management of Late-modern Complexity. In: Economic Efficiency – Democratic Empowerment. Contested Modernisation in Britain and Germany, Hrsg. Blühdorn, Ingolfur / Jun, Uwe, S. 299-331. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. (Details)
2005 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2005. Social Movements and Political Performance. Niklas Luhmann, Jean Baudrillard and the Politics of Simulation. In: Macht – Performanz, Performativität, Polittheater, Hrsg. Haas, Birgit , S. 19-40. Würzburg: Königshausen& Neumann. (Details)
2004 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2004. Post-Ecologism and the Politics of Simulation. In: Liberal Democracy and the Environment. The End of Environmentalism? Hrsg. Wissenburg, Marcel / Levy, Yoram, S. 35-47. London/New York: Routledge. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2004. Red-Green and Beyond. The German Green Party after the 2002 Elections. In: Towards an Environment Research Agenda, Hrsg. Winnett, Adrian , S. 149-171. Basingstoke/Houndmills: Palgrave. (Details)
2003 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2003. Inclusionality – Exclusionality. Environmental Philosophy and Simulative Politics. In: Towards an Environment Research Agenda, Volume II, Hrsg. Winnett, Adrian /Warhurst, Alison , S. 21-45. Basingstoke/Houndmills: Palgrave. (Details)
2002 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2002. Green Futures? A Future for the Greens? In: The Culture of German Environmentalism. Anxieties, Visions, Realities, Hrsg. Goodbody, Axel , S. 103-121. Oxford: Berghahn. (Details)
2001 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2001. From Critical Theory to the Theory of Societal Self-Critique: Ulrich Beck’s Attempt at Saving the Critical Project. In: In Practice: Adorno, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Hrsg. Briel, H./Kramer, A. , S. 65-84. Bern/New York: Peter Lang. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2001. Reflexivity and Self-Referentiality: On the Normative Foundations of Ecological Communication. In: Language – Meaning – Social Construction, Hrsg. Grant, Colin / McLaughlin, Donal , S. 181-201. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. (Details)
2000 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2000. Construction and Deconstruction: Ecological Politics after the End of Nature. In: Towards a Collaborative Environment Research Agenda: Challenges for Business and Society, Hrsg. Warhurst, A. , S. 237-261. Basingstoke/Houndmills: Macmillan. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2000. Ecological Modernisation and Post-Ecologist Politics. In: Environment and Global Modernity, Hrsg. Buttel, F./Mol, A./Spaargaren, G. S. 209-228. London/Thousand Oaks/New Delhi: Sage Publications. (Details)
1997 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1997. Ecological Thought and Critical Theory. In: Green Thought in German Culture, Hrsg. Riordan, C. S. 89-106. Wales: University of Wales Press. (Details)
1995 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1995. Campaigning for Nature: Environmental Pressure Groups in Germany and Generational change in the Ecology Movement. In: The Green Agenda. Environmental Politics and Policy in Germany, Hrsg. Blühdorn, I./Krause, F./Scharf, T, S. 167-220. Keele: Keele University Press. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1995. Getting Ready for the Third Phase. In: The Green Agenda. Environmental Politics and Policy in Germany, Hrsg. Blühdorn, I./Krause, F./Scharf, T. S. 11-22. Keele: Keele University Press. (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2019 Kalke, Karoline, Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2019. Befreiung aus der Mü(n)digkeit Demokratische Krise, flüchtiges Subjekt und digitale Revolution. In Demokratie! Zumutung oder Zukunft. Die Alternative zu Demokratie ist Demokratie: Doch wie soll sie aussehen? (Tagungsband 2019 zum 8. Symposium Dürnstein), Hrsg. NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H (NFB), Donau-Universität Krems, 33-48. Hamburg: tredition. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2018 Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Butzlaff, Felix, Deflorian, Michael, Hausknost, Daniel. 2018. Transformation Research and Academic Responsibility. The Social Theory Gap in Narratives of Radical Change. IGN Interventions March 2018. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Butzlaff, Felix, Deflorian, Michael, Hausknost, Daniel. 2018. Transformationsnarrativ und Verantwortlichkeit: Die gesellschaftstheoretische Lücke der Transformationsforschung. IGN Position Paper January 2018. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2018 Butzlaff, Felix, Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Mock, Mirijam. 2018. Projektbericht “Managed Participation. Public Governance, Local Communities and the Smart City”. Wien:Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Institut für GEsellschaftswandel und Nachhaltigkeit. (Details)

Book or article review

2009 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Besprechung von Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival. The Remaking of American Environmentalism , von Michael Egan. Environmental Politics 18 S. --- (Details)
2007 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2007. German Electoral Politics. Besprechung von German Electoral Politics, von Geoffrey K. Roberts. Perspectives on European Politics and Society 8 S. 229-230. (Details)

Dissertation

1998 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1998. The Abolition of Nature. Nature and Ecology in German Social Theory. Dissertation, University of Keele. (Details)

Miscellaneous

2013 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2013. Das etablierte Lamento trägt nicht zur Veränderung bei. Das Konzept der Simulativen Demokratie. INDES Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft. (Details)
2012 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2012. Sustainability and Democracy: Opening the discursive arena - Struggeling for an innovative debate. http://www.fes-sustainability.org/en/nachhaltigkeit-und-demokratie/democracy-and-sustainability. (Details)
2011 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2011. Demokratische Selbstillusionierung: Neue Bürgerbewegungen, alternativer Hedonismus und die Politik der Nicht-Nachhaltigkeit. Die Gazette. Das politische Kulturmagazin 30. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2011. Egoistische Demokraten. Kulturaustausch. Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2011. The Sustainability of Democracy: On Limits to Growth, the Post-democratic Turn and Reactionary Democrats. Eurozine. (Details)
2009 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Have They learnt to Swim. German Politics and Society 27/2 . (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Klimawandel und Kulturwandel: Was geschieht, wenn nichts geschieht. Der Falter 49a/2009. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Legitimacy Crises, Efficiency Gaps, Democratic Deficits. In Search of Legitimacy. Policy Making in Europe and the Challenge of Societal Complexity . (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Locked into the Politics of Unsustainability. Eurozine. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2009. Was kann Kopenhagen: Talk im Hangar 7. Expertenrunde bei Servus TV Österreich. (Details)
2006 Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Szarka, Josef. 2006. Wind power in Britain and Germany: Explaining Contrasting Development Paths. ANGLO-GERMAN FOUNDATION FOR THE STUDY OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY. (Details)
2003 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2003. A Note on the Instrumentalisation of Environmental Sociology. International Newsletter of Research Committee 24, Environment & Society. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2003. Economics as if Community Matters. Narratives about Globalisation. Environmental Politics . (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2003. Governance from Below: Attempts to Postpone the Day of Reckoning, 4. Environmental Politics . (Details)
2002 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2002. Introducing the Environment as it's saying Good-bye. Environmental Values. (Details)
2001 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 2001. Local Capacity Building and Global Governance. Environmental Politics. (Details)
1995 Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1995. Environmental NGOs and New Politics. Environmental Politics. (Details)
  Blühdorn, Ingolfur. 1995. When Social Movements are Getting Old. Environmental Politics. (Details)

Projects

2019
Unexpected Challenges for Transformative City Planning Social and Ecological Side-Effects in the Wildgarten Project (2019-2020) (Details)
2018
Urbane Experimente für eine sozialökologische Transformation (2018-2022) (Details)
2016
Managed Participation: Public Governance, Local Communities and the Smart City (2016-2017) (Details)