Magister Artium Political Science (University of Giessen), Dr. rer. soc. (University of Giessen)
Juergen has joined the Human Economy Programme in March 2012 and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and +27 12 420 4347.
Juergen’s research project 'Consequences of formal and informal over-indebtedness' looks after the reasons and possible remedies of increasing private indebtedness after introduction of the South African National Credit Act No.34 in 2005.
This study is of generic importance as it reveals the social mechanisms of a legally regulated consumer credit market in a society that suffers from high social inequality, high unemployment, and a high degree of unsteady incomes.
Juergen published his PhD (University of Giessen, Germany) in 2007. "Die kollektive Erinnerung von Staatsverbrechen" is a discourse analysis of the subsequent parliamentary justification of German Unity in 1990.
Juergen has published on sociology of finance, social theory, commemorative culture, and democratic theory. He has taught many courses from the Bachelor's to the PhD level.
Some of Juergens recent publications include:
Schraten, J. (2012): Managing a consumer debt crisis. Conference paper "Towards Carnegie III - Strategies to Overcome Poverty & Inequality", University of Cape Town, 3.-7. September 2012.
Schraten, J. (2012): Cosmopolitanism as a Concept for Tolerant Demarcation. In: Robertson, Roland/ Krossa, Anne Sophie (Eds.): European Cosmopolitanism in Question. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 86-104.
Schraten. J (2011): Systemisch verdunkelter Sinn: Beobachtungsschwierigkeiten einer Zentralbank am Finanzmarkt (Systematically blinding risks: Problems in market observation), Berliner Journal für Soziologie, Volume 21, No. 4, pp. 521-538, DOI: 10.1007/s11609-011-0169-5.
Langenohl, A./ Schraten, J. (2011, Eds.): (Un-)Gleichzeitigkeiten. Die demokratische Frage im 21. Jahrhundert. ([A-]Synchronies. The Democratic Question in the 21st Century). Marburg: Metropolis.
Schraten, J. (2011): Zur Aktualität von Jan Assmann (On the Currentness of Jan Assmann). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.