Zdeněk Konopásek, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology

As academic sociologist, I am interested in ambiguous and complex relationships between science, technology and politics. I have also written about communist power and auto/biographies (both as sociological data and as subject of study). Years ago, I was involved in a study of social policy and of welfare state institutions. I do not work with questionnaires and statistical data; rather, I rely on so called qualitative data – documents, personal accounts, life narratives, observations, etc. Too “big” and abstract sociological questions seem suspicious to me. I prefer detailed investigations of particular cases, controversies or situations, approached from multiple participants’ perspectives (this is not subjectivism, but rather a kind of meticulous realism).

Besides sociology, I enjoy doing and listening music. And, occasionally, I mention some other activities on this web site. All this mixed together can be viewed in a synoptic view or separately in particular thematic sections. These can be accessed by the menu in the top or directly:

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Coming events

10. 12. 2014 -

Art and science: space, or a dialogue between aesthetics, social science, neurology and technology?

Public debate on "research" in art and science, prepared by Dustin Breiting and Milos Vojtechovsky (IIM and Center for audiovisual studies FAMU). Together with Andrej Boleslavský, Mária Jůdová, Magda Stanová, Givan Béla, Pavel Ctibor, Dustin Breiting and Jan Trejbal.

11. 12. 2014 -

Zdeněk Konopásek: Ztraceno v překladu: nové demokratické způsoby na postupu [Lost in translation: Spreading the new democratic procedures]

Presentation for Thursday seminars of CTS, Husova 4, Praha 1, 3rd floor (the seminar room)

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Latest publications

KONOPÁSEK, Z. / SONERYD, L. / SVAČINA, K. (subm.): Lost in translation: Czech dialogues by Swedish design.

Scientific paper

KONOPÁSEK, Z. (2014): Siting case studies. Topical report - working paper of the InSOTEC project (WP 2). Available at

Working paper

KONOPÁSEK, Z. / SONERYD, L. & SVAČINA, K. (2014): Czech Dialogues by Swedish Design. Working paper of the InSOTEC project (WP 2). Available at

Working paper
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