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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Guus Dix

Dr. Guus Dix
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-156
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


Research Interests

economic sociology; science and technology studies; incentives; public sector reform; history and philosophy of the social sciences

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Op weg naar prestatiebeloning in het onderwijs: De vertaalslagen van economische kennis naar politiek beleid. [Towards performance pay in education: Translating economic knowledge into public policy.] Sociologie 3/2014, 69-87 (2014) >>more  
Evolution of Governance or Genealogy of Power? In: Evolutionary Governance Theory: Theory and Applications. (Eds.) R. Beunen, K. Van Assche, M. Duineveld. Berlin: Springer, 2014, 205-212 >>more  
Expressing Concerns over the Incentive as a Public Policy Device. In: Concerned Markets: Economic Ordering for Multiple Values. (Eds.) S. Geiger, D. Harrison, H. Kjellberg, A. Mallard. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014, 19-45 >>more  
Ricardo’s Discursive Demarcations: A Foucauldian Study of the Formation of the Economy as an Object of Knowledge. Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics 7, 2, 1-29 (2014) >>more  
Interveniërende voorwaarden: Procedures en problemen op de markt voor re-integratiedienstverlening. [Intervening preconditions: Procedures and problems on the market for welfare-to-work services.] Beleid en Maatschappij 3/2010, 246-258 (2010) >>more



2015-present Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2014-2015 Lecturer in social philosophy, Maastricht University
2014 Doctorate, Philosophy of Science, University of Amsterdam; thesis: "Governing by Carrot and Stick: A Genealogy of the Incentive"
2010 External Researcher, Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), The Hague
2008-2013 Doctoral Researcher, Philosophy of Science, University of Amsterdam
2006–2007 Pre-Master in Sociology, University of Amsterdam
2005 Participant in seminars “Façonner les gens (2)” and “Lire Michel Foucault,” Collège de France, Paris
2003-2005 Research Master in Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
2000-2003 Bachelor in Philosophy, University of Amsterdam


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2012: CMC Taylor & Francis Best PhD-student Paper Award for his paper "The Incentive as Technique of Governance: Performativity, Genealogy, Worth," presented at the Second Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop, Dublin  
2014: Mark Blaug Prize in Philosophy and Economics, awarded by the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics

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