As political scientist, Felix Fritsch is interested in aspects of societal and economic transformation induced by digitalization. His current research focuses on the ideological dimension of decentralized governance and tokenization enabled through blockchain technology. In particular, he seeks to extrapolate potential future impact of this technology from prevalent dynamics in structure and ideology of the blockchain ecosystem. In translating social movement research methods to the digital sphere, he further seeks to direct attention of the discipline to the emergence of digital movements as movements employing digital methods for digital political purposes.
Felix has previous professional experience in researching peace and transition processes at the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative of the Graduate Institute of Geneva, where he focused on various forms of participatory institutions deemed to enhance civil society participation in peace agreement negotiation and implementation. In his Master Thesis in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam, he explored processes of structural and ideological configuration of BASOC, a social and political center in Banja Luka, in the context of post-war international civil society engagement in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Research interests: assemblage, blockchain, decentralized systems, and digital sociology
Journal Article - 2018
Monograph - 2018