European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Frans Stokman

University of Groningen
Department of Sociology
Grote Rozenstraat 31
9712 TG Groningen
The Netherlands


Prof. Dr. Frans Stokman

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Frans Stokman is Professor of the Methodology of Social Research at the University of Groningen since 1977. His main present interests are: the analysis of informal social networks; the analysis and strategic intervention in complex (political) decision making; social interventions to promote citizen participation in neighborhoods and other forms of joint production, like joint production of decentralized sustainable energy and heating by citizens and local plants of organizations. He received the Georg Simmel Award from the International Network of Social Network Analysis and was invited as keynote speaker at several international conferences.