Dr. Olga Malets

former Lecturer and Researcher 

currently TUMforte

Academic Appointments

09.2009–06.2015Lecturer and Researcher at the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Technische Universität München
08.2014-01.2015Visting research scholar at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, DFG Research Fellow
14.05.2009Doctoral degree granted by the Department of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
10.2005–08.2009 Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and University of Cologne
09.2004–06.2005  Researcher at the Department of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University
09.2003–06.2004 Masters Studies at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest
09.1998–06.2003Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University

Selected Publications

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Malets, Olga. 2015. Domestic Regulations, Compliance Assessment and Forest Certification in Russia. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 17 (3): 332-359

Dobler, Günter, Olga Malets und Michael Suda. 2014. Kritik als Erzählung über eine Erzählung: Analyse von Fernsehbeiträgen über Waldzertifizierung anhand eines Aktentenmodells narrativer Semiotik. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung 185 (9/10): 220-234

Malets, Olga. 2013. The Translation of Transnational Voluntary Standards into Practices: Civil Society and the Forest Stewardship Council in Russia. In Journal of Civil Society 9 (3): 300-324

Adelmann, Wolframm, Gerhard Overbeck, Olga Malets and Stefan Schaffner. 2011. „Grenzen der internationalen Forstpolitik am Beispiel der laufenden Novellierung des brasilianischen Waldgesetzes.“ In Archiv für Forstwesen und Landschaftsökologie 45 (4): 145-152

Maletz, Olga and Maria Tysiatchniouk. 2009. “The Effect of Expertise on the Quality of Forest Standards Implementation: The Case of FSC Forest Certification in Russia.” In Forest Policy and Economics 11 (5-6): 422-428

Working Papers (Peer Reviewed)

Malets, Olga. 2013. "The Effectiveness of Transnational Nonstate Governance: The Role of Domestic Regulations and Compliance Assessment Practice" MPIfG Discussion Paper. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies

Malets, Olga. 2011. "From Transnational Voluntary Standards to Local Practices: A Case Study of Forest Certification in Russia" MPIfG Discussion Paper 11/7. Cologne: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Malets, Olga and Sabrina Zajak. 2014. "Moving Culture: Transnational Social Movement Organizations as Translators in a Diffusion Cycle." Chapter 12 in Conceptualizing Culture in Social Movement Research, edited by Britta Baumgarten, Priska Daphi, and Peter Ullrich. Palgrave Macmillan

Malets, Olga. 2013. "Governing our Environment: Standardizing across Borders" (Ch. 4). In Governance across Borders: Transnational Fields and Transversal Themes, edited by Leonhard Dobusch, Philip Mader and Sigrid Quack. Berlin: epubli publishers.

Malets, Olga and Sigrid Quack. 2013. "Projecting the Local into the Global: Trajectories of Participation in Transnational Standard-Setting". Pp. 325-338 in Global Themes and Local Variations in Organization and Management: Perspectives on Glocalization, edited by Gili Drori, Markus Höllerer and Peter Walgenbach. Routledge

Work in Progress

Malets, Olga. Translating Sustainability Standards into Practice: How Transnational Nonstate Governance Improves Forest Management in Russia. Chapter in Deliberating Sustainable Development, edited by Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich and Thomas Risse.

Malets, Olga and Kathrin Böhling. Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen aus Perspective zivilgesellschaftlicher Organisationen. Kapitel in Holger Backhaus-Maul, Martin Kunze, und Stefan Nährlich (Hrgs.) Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen in Deutschland (Lehrbuch), Springer VS

Book Reviews

Ahrne, Göran und Nils Brunsson. 2008. Meta-organizations. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar. Organization Studies 2010, 31(12): 1740-1744

Halliday, Terrence C. and Bruce G. Carruthers. 2009. Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. In Economic Sociology_the European Electronic Newsletter 2009, 11 (2): 56-57

Other Publications

Olga Maletz. 2009. Nachhaltige Forstwirtschaft in einer Globalisierten Welt. Im MPIfG Jahrbuch 2009-2010. Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, Köln: 71-78


Logic of Social Inquiry (WS 2008-2009, mit Prof. Sigrid Quack, Universität zu Köln)

Internationale Wald- und Umweltpolitik und Aktuelle Fragen der internationalen Wald- und Umweltpolitik (ab WS 2009-2010, TUM)

International Environmental Policy (ab SS 2010, TUM)

Ringvorlesung Biodiversität - Soziale und politische Dimensionen (ab WS 2009-2010, TUM)

Project Management (SS 2013-2014)