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PD Stefan Schmalz

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Soziologie
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 2
07743 Jena
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Schmalz


proxy for Klaus Dörre until SoSe 2017

Research Interests

Global Labor Studies, International and Comparative Political Economy, Development Sociology, Political Sociology, Demographic Change, Regional Focus: China, Western Europe, South America and East Germany



 

 

Academic Experience

12/2015 Habilitation degree (Venia Legendi for Sociology, Qualification to apply for full professorships in Germany)
Since 10/2014: Interim Full Professor, Department of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
03/2014-09/2014 Research Fellow, Institute of Reform & Development in the PRD, Sun Yat-sen-Universität (中山大学珠三角改革发展研究院), Guangzhou
10/2013-03/2014: Parental leave
10/2012-3/2013: Research Scholarship in DFG-funded Research Group 'Post-Growth Societies' at Friedrich Schiller-University Jena
Since 04/2010: Akademischer Rat (Associate Professor), Department of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller-University Jena
08-12/2008: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore
06/2007-03/2010: Assistant Professor, International and Intersocietal Relations, Department of Political Sciences, University of Kassel
05/2007: Ph.D. defense (with distinction): "Die Außenwirtschaftspolitik der Regierung Luiz Inácio ,Lula' da Silva: Brasilien zwischen relativer Autonomie, neuer Abhängigkeit und internationaler Kooperation" (The foreign economic policy of the government Luiz Inácio ,Lula' da Silva: Brazil between relative autonomy, new dependency and international collaboration)
07/2005- 05/2007: Research Assistant and Lecturer at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Marburg
08/2002-06/2003: Study abroad at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (Political Sciences and Spanish)
10/1999-05/2005: Studies: Political Sciences, Sociology and Computer Sciences, University of Marburg, University Degree: Diploma (equivalent: MA Political Sciences)

Research Projects

Ongoing:
Trade Unions in Transformation - Developing and Utilizing Power Resources (Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation; 1/2016-12/2018), Project Initiator and Member of the International Steering Committee
Demographic Change and Labour - Sustainable Competence (REBEKO), Project: Identification of salient knowledge on the company and regional level " (BMBF, 6/2015-5/2018)
"Socio-ecological Contradictions of Capital Accumulation: The Case of the Woodcraft Industry and the Water Sector in Southern Chile" (BMBF/German Academic Exchange Service, 4/2015-12/2018)
TUCRIP. Trade Unions Facing Crisis and Precariousness in the European Union" (German Academic Exchange Service, 1/2016-12/2017)

Recent Publications

Books:

SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2017):  Machtverschiebungen im Weltsystem. Der Aufstieg Chinas und die große Krise. Frankfurt/New York: Campus, forthcoming. (Power Shifts in the Capitalist World-System: The Rise of China and the Great Recession)

Dörre, Klaus/ Goes, Thomas/ SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Thiel, Marcel (2016): Streikrepublik Deutschland. Erneuerung der Gewerkschaften im Ost und West". Frankfurt/New York: Campus. (Strike Republic Germany? Trade Union Renewal in East and West)

 

Journal Articles:

SCHMALZ, STFEAN/ Thiel, Marcel (2017): IG Metall's Comeback: Trade Union Renewal in Times of Crisis. In: Journal of Industrial Relations, 39(4), forthcoming.

Xu, Hui/ SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2017): Socialising Labour Protest: New Forms of Coalition Building in South China. In: Development & Change, 49(5), forthcoming.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Sommer, Brandon/ Xu, Hui (2017): The Yue Yuen Strike: Industrial Transformation and Labour Unrest in the Pearl River Delta. In: Globalizations, 14(2), pp. 285-297.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2016): El ascenso de China en el sistema mundial: consecuencias en la economía política de Sudamérica. In: Revista Pleyade, 9(2), pp. 159-192.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Ernst, Tanja/Sittel, Johanna (2016): Die Dekolonialisierung Boliviens? Eine Zwischenbilanz der Regierung Morales. In: psychosozial, 39(3), pp.  81-94.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Weinmann, Nico (2016): Between Power and Powerlessness: Labor Unrest in Western Europe in Times of Crisis. In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 15(5), pp. 543-566.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Sommer, Brandon/ Schneidemesser, Lea (2016): Neue Arbeitskonflikte in Südchina: das Beispiel Yue Yuen. In: WSI-Mitteilungen, 69(5), pp. 436-443.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2015): An den Grenzen des American Empire: Geopolitische Folgen des chinesischen Aufstiegs. In: Prokla Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaften, 45(4), pp. 545-562.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Dörre, Klaus (2014): Der Machtressourcenansatz: Ein Instrument zur Analyse gewerkschaftlichen Handlungsvermögens. In: Industrielle Beziehungen, 21(3), pp. 217-237.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2013): Zur Herrschaftssoziologie und Geopolitik der Krise: Perspektiven einer historisch materialistischen Internationalen Politischen Ökonomie. In: Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 6(4), pp. 71-88.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Ebenau, Matthias (2012): After Neoliberalism? Brazil, India, and China in the Global Economic Crisis. In: Globalizations, 9(4), pp. 487-501

Holmes, Amy A./ SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2011): From Africa to Asia: The Intellectual Trajectory of Giovanni Arrighi. In: Austrian Journal of Development Studies, 27(1), pp. 4-14.

 

Book Chapters:

SCHMALZ, Stefan (2017): The Changing Governance and Geography of World Trade. In: Lane, David/ Zhu, Guichang (eds.): Regional Perspectives for China and its neighbours, Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming

SCHMALZ, Stefan (2017): Regional Integration. In: Hawkins, Dan/ Leubolt, Bernhard/ Tittor, Anne (eds.): Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Political Economy and Governance" (Vol. III), Franham: Ashgate, forthcoming

SCHMALZ, STEFAN/ Berti, Natalia/ Holzschuh, Madeleine/ Sittel, Johanna/ Tomadoni, Claudia (2017): Prekarität und Informalität im argentinischen Automobilsektor. In: Holst, Hajo (ed.): Fragmentierte Belegschaften - Globale Perspektiven auf Leiharbeit, Werkverträge und freie Mitarbeiter, Frankfurt/New York: Campus, pp. 47-76.

SCHMALZ, Stefan (2017): Globale Ausbeutung der Ware Arbeitskraft. In: Dimmel, Nikolaus/ Hoffmann, Julia/ Schenk, Martin/ Schürz, Martin (eds.): Handbuch Reichtum, Wien: Studienverlag, pp. 283-293.

SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2016): The Brazilian economic policy since the end of military dictatorship: From the crisis of import substitution to the Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento. In: De La Fontaine, Dana/Stehnken, Thomas (eds.): The Political System of Brazil, Wiesbaden: VS/ Springer, pp. 265-281

SCHMALZ, STEFAN (2016): Weltsystemansatz, in: Boatcă, Manuela, Fischer, Karin, Hauck, Gerhard (eds.): Handbuch Entwicklungsforschung, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag/Springer, pp. 55-66.

Awards/Scholarships

Research Scholarship in Research Group 'Post-Growth Societies' at Friedrich Schiller

University Jena" (German Research Foundation DFG)

Ph.D. Award of Philipps-University of Marburg 2007

Student Scholarship of Rosa Luxemburg-Foundation 2001-2005

Professional Activities

Member of the Editorial Board of "Prokla. Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaften" (Journal for Critical Social Research)

Head of the Research Network "Strategic Unionism"

Occasional Reviewer for: British Journal of Industrial Relations, Qualitative Sociology, Globalizations, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Global Society, Critical Sociology, Journal of World-Systems Research, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflict, Review of Radical Political Economies, Austrian Journal of Development Studies, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Soziale Welt, Industrielle Beziehungen Zeitschrift Peripherie, WSI-Mitteilungen, Das Argument, Book Series "Globale Politische Ökonomie" of  VS-Verlag/Springer; Publication Series of The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Cologne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation