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Stehr, Nico

Works: 175 works in 852 publications in 8 languages and 18,301 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, Other, Originator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BD175, 306.42
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nico Stehr
Karl Mannheim by David Kettler( Book )

30 editions published between 1930 and 1996 in 7 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures of thinking by Karl Mannheim( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Conservatism : a contribution to the sociology of knowledge by Karl Mannheim( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1986
Society and knowledge : contemporary perspectives in the sociology of knowledge( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These fourteen essays by social scientists, philosophers, and historians cover fundamental issues, theoretical perspectives, knowledge and power, and empirical studies. Eight of the fourteen contributions were part of the first edition of Society and Knowledge, published in 1984, and most of these have been updated and revised for this new edition." "This second, revised edition builds on its predecessor in presenting cutting-edge theoretical and empirical efforts to transform the sociology of knowledge. Professionals, policy-makers, and graduate students in the fields of sociology, political science, and social science will find this volume of interest and importance."--Jacket
Modern German sociology( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragility of modern societies : knowledge and risk in the information age by Nico Stehr( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues that knowledge is now central to the modern economy and its productive processes. It is also essential for social relations, social cohesion and conflict resolution. We have moved from a society based around heavy commodities to symbolic goods, from situated markets to non-place-specific locations, from machines to software and from things to ideas. These changes produce new forms of social interaction and new perspectives on identity, practice and association
Knowledge societies by Nico Stehr( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In present-day societies, knowledge is not only the key to the world, but the making of the world. In this broad-ranging analysis of the central role that knowledge plays in our life, Nico Stehr critically examines the premises of existing social theory and explores the knowledge relations in advanced societies. The result is a significant new synthesis of social theory." "The issues addressed in Knowledge Societies include the process of scientization - the penetration of scientific knowledge not only into production but into most spheres of social action, the transformation of the political system by increasingly knowledgeable citizens, the rise of specific areas of expertise and changes in corresponding institutions based on the deployment of specialized knowledge, a shift in the nature of societal conflict from struggles about the allocation of income and property to claims and conflict about generalized human needs, and the emergence of fragility as a basic attribute of modern social organizations." "The author does not argue that the transformations of contemporary societies around knowledge lead to any unilinear pattern of change, or to universal shifts to the advantage of specific social groups. But his argument amply demonstrates that all social theories now need to take account of the changing nature of social relations around knowledge, and defines the parameters within which this analysis should take place." "This book will be essential reading for all those interested in social theory, sociology of knowledge and science, and the whole issue of knowledge in the late twentieth century."--Jacket
The society of terror : inside the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps by Paul Martin Neurath( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Neurath was a Jewish political prisoner in the concentration camps Dachau and Buchenwald from April 1, 1938 to May 27, 1939. After his escape, he fled to Sweden before coming to the United States in 1941. In 1943, he completed The Society of Terror, based on his experiences in Dachau and Buchenwald. He embarked on a long career teaching sociology and statistics at universities in the United States and later in Vienna until his death in September 2001. Neurath's chillingly factual discussion of his experience as an inmate and his astute observations of the conditions and the social structures in Dachau and Buchenwald captivate the reader, not only because of their authenticity, but also because of the work's proximity to the events and the absence of influence of later interpretations. His account is unique also because of the exceptional links Neurath establishes between personal experience and theoretical reflection, the persistent oscillation between the distanced and sober view of the scientist and that of the prisoner." --Publisher's description
The Knowledge society : the growing impact of scientific knowledge on social relations by Gernot Böhme( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate and society : climate as resource, climate as risk by Nico Stehr( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate and Society presents from a transdisciplinary view, climate and its changes, impact and perception. The history of climate and its different approaches over time - which are anthropocentric and more system-oriented, academic and application-driven - are reviewed, as are the possibilities of managing climate, in particular by steering the greenhouse gas emissions. Most importantly, the concepts of climate as a resource for societies are discussed and the emergence of climate non-constancy and its impact, studied. In essence, this book provides an absorbing account of the cultural history of climate and relates it to contemporary scientific knowledge about climate, climate change and its impact."--Back cover
Practising interdisciplinarity by Nico Stehr( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-hand insights into the operations and successes of some of the world's foremost interdisciplinary research centres and the ways in which interdisciplinarity is researched, organized, and taught around the world
Knowledge and economic conduct : the social foundations of the modern economy by Nico Stehr( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining the foundations of the modern capitalist economy from a broad social scientific perspective, this challenging work posits that changing economic circumstances - namely, an end to the primacy of labour and property as determinants of prosperity - have created a need for a new theoretical platform, one that transcends standard economic discourse." "In Nico Stehr's view, knowledge is now the most significant source of economic growth - the 'prime productive factor.' This shift to a knowledge-based society, however, is a source of some uncertainty and apprehension. Will it bring a more sustainable, less ecologically disruptive form of production, or escalating levels of unemployment? What are the practical social, political, and economic implications of the new technology? What are the possibilities for social action in a context where such possibilities are being limited? Stehr proposes that a new social science agenda is needed to address these and other urgent questions arising from the new economic realities." "Knowledge and Economic Conduct is essential reading for students and social scientists with an interest in technology, globalization, and the changing economy, as well as for researchers and policy makers within both the public and private sectors."--Jacket
The Culture and power of knowledge : inquiries into contemporary societies( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governing modern societies by Richard Victor Ericson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in <em>Governing Modern Societies</em> arose from a lecture series of the same name held at Green College, University of British Columbia, in 1997 and 1998
The moralization of the markets( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into four parts, the book deals with the context of the moralization of the markets; the major social institutions; and present case studies that examine European and American attitudes and behavior towards tobacco and GMO. This volume will interest sociologists, economists, social scientists, and the general consumer
Wissenschaftssoziologie : Studien und Materialien by Nico Stehr( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in German and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur Soziologie der Wissenschaftssoziologie* Von Nico Stehr Die Wissenschaftssoziologie ist in Bewegung geraten und mit ihr Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Wissenschaftstheorie sowie eine Reihe weiterer, im akademischen Bereich insti tutionalisierter wissenschaftlicher Spezialgebiete, die sich "Wissenschaft" reflexiv als Forschungsobjekt gewählt haben! . Die in diesem Band zusammengetragenen Aufsätze sind sowohl Ausdruck als auch Er gebnis dieser neuerlichen Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Wissenschaftssoziologie in verschiedenen Ländern und, wie man immer mehr feststellen kann, der ihr einerseits verwandten, andererseits aber auch vorausgehenden und komplementären theoreti schen Ansätze in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte und der Wissenschaftstheorie. Der Zu sammenhang von Wissenschaftssoziologie (und Wissenssoziologie), Wissensgeschichte und Wissenschaftstheorie als solcher ist zwar keineswegs neu, schon in der Vergangen heit haben sich die in diesen Spezialgebieten dominierenden theoretischen Annahmen gegenseitig beeinflußt. Allerdings blieb der angedeutete Zusammenhang, und hier be sonders was die Wissenschaftssoziologie angeht, häufig implizit und war zudem von einem, die in der Wissenschaft herrschende Hierarchie von Disziplinen und Spezial gebieten wiederspiegelnden Abhängigkeitsverhältnis gekennzeichnet, bei dem die in einem Spezialgebiet vorherrschenden Annahmen die des anderen weitgehend bestimm ten. Im Gegensatz dazu kann man immer häufiger beobachten, daß Abhängigkeits verhältnisse von Strukturen abgelöst werden, die auf eine wachsende Zusammenarbeit der sich mit (wenn auch verschiedenen) Aspekten der Wissenschaftsentwicklung be schäftigenden Spezialgebiete schließen läßt
Knowledge and politics : the sociology of knowledge dispute by Volker Meja( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral markets : how knowledge and affluence change consumers and products by Nico Stehr( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of scientific knowledge : from research to public policy by Reiner Grundmann( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is often said that knowledge is power, but more often than not relevant knowledge is not used when political decisions are made. This book examines how political decisions relate to scientific knowledge and what factors determine the success of scientific research in influencing policy. The authors take a comparative and historical perspective and refer to well-known theoretical frameworks, but the focus of the book is on three case studies: the discourse of racism, Keynesianism, and climate change. These cases cover a number of countries and different time periods. In all three the authors see a close link between 'knowledge producers' and political decision makers, but show that the effectiveness of the policies varies dramatically. This book will be of interest to scientists, decision makers and scholars alike"--
Experts : the knowledge and power of expertise by Nico Stehr( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Stehr and Grundmann outline the theoretical significance and practical importance of the growing stratum of experts, counsellors and advisors in contemporary society, and claim that the growing spectrum of knowledge-based occupations has led to the pluralisation of expertise. As decision makers in organizations and private citizens, for various reasons, increasingly seek advice from experts, the authors examine the nature of expert activity, and suggest that the role of experts needs to be distinguised from other roles such as
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Alternative Names
Ni ke Si te er

Ni ke Si te er 1942-

Nico Stehr deutscher Kulturwissenschaftler, Hochschullehrer und Autor

Nico Stehr Duits auteur

Nico Stehr German sociologist


Nike-Siteer 1942-

Siteer, Nike

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Stehr, N. 1942-

Stehr, Nico

Šter, Niko.

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Ніка Штэр

Штер, Нико, 1942-

シュテール, ニコ

Conservatism : a contribution to the sociology of knowledgeSociety and knowledge : contemporary perspectives in the sociology of knowledgeThe fragility of modern societies : knowledge and risk in the information ageKnowledge societiesThe society of terror : inside the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration campsThe Knowledge society : the growing impact of scientific knowledge on social relationsClimate and society : climate as resource, climate as riskPractising interdisciplinarity