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Christian Büscher

Dr. Dipl.-Soz. Christian Büscher

Scientific staff
Research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy
Room: 311
Phone: +49 721 608-23181
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Education

Studies of sociology at Bielefeld University and in Edinburgh (GB) with an emphasis on sociology of risk and technology. 1998 German degree "Diplom" at Bielefeld University. Fellowship holder of the DFG graduate school "Technisierung und Gesellschaft" of TU Darmstadt. 2003 Dr. phil. at TU Darmstadt.

Professional background

2002 - 2004 Senior Researcher at alpS Zentrum für Naturgefahrenmanagement in Innsbruck / Tirol
2004 - 2005 Technology consultant at VDI Technologiezentrum in Düsseldorf

Entry at ITAS

Since August 1, 2006 scientific staff member at ITAS

Current projects and responsibilities

Working on the projects:

Recent publications

Büscher, C.
Global pressure - local transition: The German energy system transition as an interdisciplinary research problem of the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS. In: Moniz, A. Brandão; Okuwada, K. (Hrsg.): Technology assessment in Japan and Europe. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing 2016, S. 103-128

Büscher, C.
Trust, distrust and confidence in energy system transformation. Vortrag auf der SENIX - The Role of Social Sciences in a Low-Carbon Energy Mix, Stockholm, Schweden, 13.-15.06.2016

Büscher, C.
Energy as socio-technical problem: infrastructures as interdisciplinary research problem. Vortrag auf der Final Conference of the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS, Berlin, 14.-15.03.2016

Büscher, C.
Global pressure - local transition: The German energy system transition as an interdisciplinary research problem of the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS. In: Moniz, A. Brandão; Okuwada, K. (Hrsg.): Technology assessment in Japan and Europe. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing 2015, S. 105-131

Büscher, C.; Jahnel, J.
Crossing the Line - "Science" and "Decisions" facing emerging technologies. NanoEthics 9(2015)3, S. 255-260, DOI: 10.1007/s11569-015-0244-z

Büscher, Chr.
Risk calculation as experience and action - assessing and managing the risks and opportunities of nanomaterials. NanoEthics 9(2015)3, S. 277-295, publ. online, DOI: 10.1007/s11569-015-0237-y
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Büscher, C.; Sumpf, P.
"Trust" and "confidence" as socio-technical problems in the transformation of energy systems. Energy, Sustainability and Society 5(2015)34, open access DOI: 10.1186/s13705-015-0063-7
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List of publications at ITAS