Adriana Mica, PhD

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialization, UW.



Mica, Adriana. [in print]. Sociology as Analysis of the Unintended: From the Problem of Ignorance to the Theory of the Possible. Routledge


Mica, Adriana, Katarzyna Wyrzykowska, Rafał Wiśniewski, and Iwona Zielińska, eds. [forthcoming]. The Sociology of the Invisible Hand. Peter Lang


Mica, Adriana, Jan Winczorek, and Rafał Wiśniewski, eds. 2015. Sociologies of Formality and Informality. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang.


Mica, Adriana. 2012. Scandals and Party Moots. Mass Protests during the Ceauşescu Regime in RomaniaFrankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.


Mica, Adriana, Arkadiusz Peisert, and Jan Winczorek, eds. 2011. Sociology and the Unintended. Robert Merton Revisited. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.


Mica. Adriana, and Paweł Łuczeczko, eds. 2011. Ludzie i nie-ludzie. Perspektywa socjologiczno-antropologiczna. Pszczółki: Orbis Exterior.




Mica, Adriana. 2017. “The Unintended Consequences in New Economic Sociology: Why Still Not Taken Seriously?” Social Science Information 56(4): 544-566.


Mica, Adriana. 2016. „Towards a Typology of Hybrid Formalities and Informalities” Polish Sociological Review (2) 194: 139-153.


Mica, Adriana. 2014. “Weber’s «Essential Paradox of Social Action»: What Can Sociology of the Unintended Learn from Public Policy Analysis?” Profilaktyka Społeczna i Resocjalizacja 23: 71-95.


Mica, Adriana. 2013. From Diffusion to Translation and Back. Disembedding–Re-embedding and Re-invention in Sociological Studies of Diffusion.” Polish Sociological Review 1 (181): 3-19.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “Consequences of Diffusion of Innovations – Trap-Neuter-Return in Bucharest, Romania.” Societas/Communitas 2 (12): 269-290.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “Skandal i panika moralna.” Tematy z Szewskiej 2 (6): 33-41.


Mica, Adriana. 2010. “Moral Panic, Risk or Hazard Society – the Relevance of a Theoretical Model and Framings of Maidan Dogs in Chisinău and Bucharest.” Polish Sociological Review 1 (169): 39-61.


Mica, Adriana. 2009. ”Reply to Disclosure Scandals in Romania Political Parties and the Romanian Orthodox Church.” Polish Sociological Review 1 (165): 41-56.


Mica, Adriana. 2008. “Discussion on the 1977 Jiu Valley Strike as Scandal in Romania.” Sfera politicii 16 (129-130): 31-42.


Mica, Adriana. 2005. “Workers and Intellectuals in Communist and Early Post-Communist Romania.” Archival Research Papers (ARP) – Open Society Archives.




Pawlak, Mikołaj,  and Adriana Mica. 2017. „Coping with the Unintended Consequences of Institutional Work.” In New Themes in Institutional Analysis: Topics and Issues from European Research, edited by In: Georg Krücken, Carmelo Mazza, Renate E. Meyer and Peter Walgenbach, 377-408. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.


Mica, Adriana. 2015. “Unintended Consequences: History of the Concept.” In James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second edition) 24: 744-749, Oxford: Elsevier.


Mica, Adriana, Jan Winczorek, and Rafał Wiśniewski. 2015. „Sociologies of Formality and Informality.” In: Adriana Mica, Jan Winczorek and Rafał Wiśniewski (eds.), Sociologies of Formality and Informality, 9-16. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang.


Mica, Adriana. 2012. “The »Anthropological Essence« of Scandal: Ritualization of Party Moots on Mass Protests in Late Communist Romania.” In: Raquel Medina Plana and Tomáš Ledvinka (eds.), Towards Anthropology of Legal Field: Critiques and Case Studies, 88-98. Prague: Faculty of Humanities, Charles University.


Mica, Adriana. 2012. “Pojednanie poprzez kozła ofiarnego – przestrzeń publiczna i piłka nożna w Kluż-Napoca w Rumunii.” In: Jacek Kurczewski and Aleksandra Herman (eds.), Antagonizm i pojednanie w środowiskach wielokulturowych, 271-312. Gdańsk: Słowo/Obraz Terytoria.


Mica, Adriana. 2012. “Zakorzenienie piłki nożnej jako pojednanie. Celowe i nieoczekiwane sekwencje.” In: Jacek Kurczewski (ed.), Socjologia pojednania, 185-200. Kraków: Nomos.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “How Non-Linear Is the Linear Model of Innovation? Treatment of Consequences in Diffusion and Translation Models.” In: Adriana Mica, Arkadiusz Peisert and Jan Winczorek (eds.), Sociology and the Unintended. Robert Merton Revisited, 129-149. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang.


Mica, Adriana, Arkadiusz Peisert, and Jan Winczorek. 2011. “Introduction.” In: Adriana Mica, Arkadiusz Peisert and Jan Winczorek (eds.), Sociology and the Unintended. Robert Merton Revisited, 9-26. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “Introduction.” In: Adriana Mica, Arkadiusz Peisert and Jan Winczorek (eds.), Sociology and the Unintended. Robert Merton Revisited, 29-31. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “Strategies of Cognitive Dissonance Reduction and Unintended Consequences of »Adoption« of Stray Dogs in Bucharest, Romania.” In: Petr Gibas, Karolína Pauknerová and Marco Stella (eds.), Non-Human in Social Science: Animals, Spaces, Things, 69-86. Prague: Pavel Mervart.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “Bezpańskie psy i ich Panowie. Niezamierzone konsekwencje i efekty dysonansu poznawczego w zarządzaniu populacją psów w Rumunii.” In: Adriana Mica and Paweł Łuczeczko (eds.), Ludzie i nie-ludzie. Perspektywa socjologiczno-antropologiczna, 233-259. Pszczółki: Orbis Exterior.


Mica, Adriana. 2009. “Forgiveness and Disclosure Scandals in Romania.” In: Stephen Bloch-Schulman and David White (eds.), Forgiveness: Probing the Boundaries, 257-274. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press (e-book).


Mica, Adriana. 2008. “Would-be «European Norms» of Decommunization in Romania.” In: Józef Niżnik (ed.), Normative Environment of European Integration. Social, Political and Cultural Obstacles to Compliance to European Norms, 141-163. Warsaw: IFIS Publishers.


Mica, Adriana. 2008. “Administering Naming Search for Truth in Political Police Files: the Romanian Case.” In: Andrei Marga, Theodor Berchem and Jan Sadlak (eds.), Living in Truth: A Conceptual Framework for a Wisdom Society and the European Construction, Cluj-Napoca: Cluj University Press.




Adriana Mica. 2018. „Theories and Social Mechanisms: Essays in Honour of Mohammed Cherkaoui, volumes one and two / Including a Symposium on Albert O. Hirschman.” European Societies, DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2018.1478113


Mica, Adriana, Marta Olcoń-Kubicka, and Katarzyna Wyrzykowska. 2017. „Workshop Review: New Economic Sociology and Sociology: Where Do They Meet? Where Do They Diverge? Warsaw, May 22–23, 2017.” Journal of Economic Sociology 4: 194-198.


Mica, Adriana. 2017. “A Review of The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty First Century (Jennifer Welsh 2016 Anansi) and Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refuge System (Alexander Betts and Paul Collier 2017 Allen Lane).” Papers of Social Pedagogy 1 (6).


Mica, Adriana. 2016. „Imagined futures: fictional expectations and capitalist dynamics.” European Societies 18: 115-117.


Mica, Adriana. 2016. „Emerging from Turbulence: Boeing and Stories of the American Workplace Today, by Leon Grunberg and Sarah Moore. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 195 pp. $40.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781442248540.” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 45: 602-604.


Mica, Adriana. 2016. “Vollmer, Hendrik, 2013: The Sociology of Disruption, Disaster and Social Change: Punctuated Cooperation. New York: Cambridge University Press.” economic sociology_the European electronic newsletter 17 (3): 50-51.


Mica, Adriana. 2014. “A Sociological Contribution to HAHR’s Open Forum on Jeremy Adelman’s (2013) Biography of Albert O. Hirschman.” Polish Sociological Review 186: 243-249.


Mica, Adriana. 2013. “Review: »Challenging the Innovation Paradigm« By Karl-Erik Sveiby, Pernilla Gripenberg and Beata Segercrants (eds.). 2012; 272 pages; Routledge: New York and Oxon.” Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice 15 (3): 393-394.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “Alejandro Portes, Economic Sociology: A Systematic Inquiry, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2010.” Polish Sociological Review 3 (175): 411-416.


Mica, Adriana. 2011. “Janine R. Wedel, Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market, New York: Basic Books, 2009.” Polish Sociological Review 2 (174): 263-266.


Mica, Adriana. 2009. “Coal Miners from JiuValley – from Moral Panic to Moral Anxiety. Discussion of Jack R. Friedman and David A. Kideckel.” Societas/Communitas 1 (7): 281-285.




Mica, Adriana, and Rafał Wiśniewski. 2012. “Workshop on Embeddedness and Embedding. Conference of the Polish Sociological Association, the University of Gdańsk and the Kashubian Institute, Gdańsk, 14-15 May 212.” Polish Sociological Review 3 (179): 443-446.


Mica, Adriana, and Iwona Zielińska. 2010. “The Sociology of Relation among Humans, Non-Humans and Hybrids. 10-11 May, 2010. Gdańsk, Poland.” Polish Sociological Review 3 (171): 355-357.