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Stehr, Nico

Works: 291 works in 1,090 publications in 6 languages and 23,288 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director, htt, Author of introduction, Creator, Originator
Classifications: BD175, 306.42
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Most widely held works about Nico Stehr
Most widely held works by Nico Stehr
Governing modern societies by Richard V Ericson( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in Governing Modern Societies arose from a lecture series of the same name held at Green College, University of British Columbia, in 1997 and 1998
Practising interdisciplinarity by Nico Stehr( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic disciplines provide a framework for the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next. Not only do they shape our education and understanding, they structure our professional lives. Interdisciplinarity, the reconfiguration of academic disciplines and the boundaries between them, has lately become a field of major interest to scholars and policy makers. This collection brings together the latest research and analysis from this emerging field
Climate and society : climate as resource, climate as risk by Nico Stehr( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,554 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."
The society of terror : inside the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps by Paul Martin Neurath( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,425 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
Knowledge and economic conduct : the social foundations of the modern economy by Nico Stehr( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 1,156 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 fragility of modern societies : knowledge and risk in the information age by Nico Stehr( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,007 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 interactions and new perspectives on identity, practice and association."--Jacket
The power of scientific knowledge : from research to public policy by Reiner Grundmann( )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 927 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"--
Karl Mannheim by David Kettler( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and knowledge : contemporary perspectives in the sociology of knowledge by Donald N Levine( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 636 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
Structures of thinking by Karl Mannheim( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Experts : the knowledge and power of expertise by Nico Stehr( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 600 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
Conservatism : a contribution to the sociology of knowledge by Karl Mannheim( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and German and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1986
The Culture and power of knowledge : inquiries into contemporary societies by Nico Stehr( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern German sociology( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at German intellectual developments, especially in the Federal Republic, and the critical responses to these developments
The Knowledge society : the growing impact of scientific knowledge on social relations by Gernot Böhme( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original essays collected here under the general title of The Knowledge Society were first commissioned for a conference held in the late fall of 1984 at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, West Germany. The conference in Darmstadt saw a larger number of contribu­ tions presented than could be accommodated in this edition of the Sociol­ ogy of the Sciences Yearbook. However, all contributions were important and affected those published in this collection. We are therefore grateful to all participants of the Darmstadt conference for their presentations and for their intense, useful as well as thoughtful discussion of all papers. Those chosen for publication in the Yearbook and those undoubtedly to be published elsewhere have all benefitted considerably from our discussions in Darmstadt which also included a number of the members of the edito­ rial board of the Yearbook. In addition, we are pleased that the authors were able to read and comment further on each other's papers prior to publication. As is the case in every endeavor of this kind, we have incurred many debts and are only able to acknowledge these at this point publicly while expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the intellectual sup­ port and the considerable labor invested by a number of persons in the realization of the collection
Knowledge societies by Nico Stehr( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 373 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
Knowledge by Marian Adolf( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost everything we do is based on our knowledge of the world around us: how we dress in the morning, how we go about our work, how we interact with other people - all these things rest on our understanding of how we know life. Knowledge might be seen as the most central as well as the most under-researched trait of social life: we mainly think of knowledge as either technical (scientific knowledge) or formal (as bestowed by academic education). The things that we know are obscured in our everyday routines, not revealing their true status as "known"--Until critical moments demand it. This book establishes a fundamentally social understanding of knowledge."--Back cover
Moral markets : how knowledge and affluence change consumers and products by Nico Stehr( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword -- Overview -- Introduction: world-views, economic conduct and social progress -- The authority of economic man -- The decline of economic man -- The moralization of economic affairs -- The dynamics of modern societies -- The virtues of market conduct -- Encircling the concept of the moralization of the markets -- The genealogy of markets: why do markets exist? -- The social origins of the market -- Liberty as the daughter of markets -- The loss of freedom through freedom -- Homo rationalis -- The competition among market conceptions -- The classical conception of the market -- The great transformation -- The neoclassical view of market behavior -- The unity of the market in its diversity -- The evolutionary perspective of the market -- The economy of love and fear -- Economies move societies -- Markets as socio-cultural practices -- The critique and the practical usefulness of the standard model of the market -- Sociological views of the market -- The contradictory critique of the standard model of the market -- Social markets: five stipulations -- Explicating the five stipulations -- The foundations of the moralization of the markets -- Markets, biotechnology and environment -- Biotechnology products -- Environment and markets -- Modernity and morality -- The civilization of capitalism -- The logic of modernity -- The knowledge-based economy -- The dawn of affluent societies -- Many are well off -- The poverty of affluence -- The advent of mass society -- The new dangers of prosperity -- Embeddedness and consumption -- Knowledgeability and economic conduct -- Human capital -- Cultural capital -- Knowledge as a capacity to act -- Biotechnologies, the environment and the market -- The commonalities of biotechnology and environment -- The market for biotechnological products and processes -- The empirical evidence -- The environment and the market -- The empirical evidence -- The extension of the moral bases of economic conduct -- Economic growth and the moralization of the markets -- Globalization of the world -- The markets in an age of ecological and global modernization -- Conclusions and prospects -- Statistical appendix -- References -- Index
Biotechnology : between commerce and civil society by Nico Stehr( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume are drawn from a broad spectrum of the social sciences, and include Nico Stehr, Gene Rosa, Steve Fuller, Steve Best and Douglas Kellner, Nikolas Rose, Fred Buttel, Javier Lezaun, Anne Kerr, Susanna Hornig Priest and Toby Ten Eyck, Martin Schulte, Alexander Somek, Steven P. Vallas, Daniel Lee Kleinman, Abby Kinchy and Raul Necochea, Herbert Gottweis, J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Gisli Palsson, Elizabeth Ettore, Richard Hindmarch and Reiner Grundmann. The impact of science on society is destined to be a fundamental concern in the new century. This volume illustrates the contributions anthropology, law, political science, and sociology can make to the ongoing discussions about the role of biotechnology in modern societies
Knowledge and politics : the sociology of knowledge dispute by Volker Meja( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Knowledge societies
Practising interdisciplinarityClimate and society : climate as resource, climate as riskThe society of terror : inside the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration campsKnowledge and economic conduct : the social foundations of the modern economyThe fragility of modern societies : knowledge and risk in the information ageThe power of scientific knowledge : from research to public policySociety and knowledge : contemporary perspectives in the sociology of knowledgeStructures of thinking
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

Nico Stehr professor académico alemão

Nico Stehr sociòleg alemany

Nico Stehr sociolog gjerman

Nico Stehr sociólogo alemán

Nico Stehr sociologo tedesco

Nico Stehr sociologue allemand

Nico Stehr tysk professor


Nike-Siteer 1942-

Siteer, Nike

Siteer, Nike 1942-

Stehr, N. 1942-

Stehr, Nico

Šter, Niko.

Šter, Niko 1942-

Ніка Штэр

Штер, Нико 1942-

シュテール, ニコ

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