Uwe Schimank

Uwe Schimank

Research Interests

  • Sociological theory
  • Theories of modern society
  • Governance theories
  • Organization theory
  • Science and higher education studies

Positions

2009 - present     

Professor of Sociology, University of Bremen, Germany

1996 - 2009     

Professor of Sociology, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany

2007     

Guest Researcher, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, CNRS, Paris, France

2005     

Guest Researcher, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

1985 - 1996     

Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany

1984 - 1985     

Professor pro tempore in Sociology, University of Wuppertal, Germany

1981 - 1983     

Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany


Education & Degrees

1994     

Habilitation, University of Bielefeld, Germany

1981     

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. soc.), University of Bielefeld, Germany

1979     

Diploma, University of Bielefeld, Germany

1974 - 1979     

Studies of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany


Scholarships, Awards and Honors

1998     

Rene König Award for the best textbook of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie


List of the ten most relevant publications

1.     

Schimank, Uwe (2010) Handeln und Strukturen. Einführung in eine akteurtheoretische Soziologie, München: Juventa

2.     

Schimank, Uwe (2009) “Vater Staat“: ein vorhersehbares Comeback. Staatsverständnis und Staatstätigkeit in der Moderne, in: der moderne staat 2, 249-270

3.     

Schimank, Uwe (2009) Die Moderne: eine funktional differenzierte kapitalistische Gesellschaft, in: Berliner Journal für Soziologie 19, 327-351

4.     

Schimank, Uwe (2013) Gesellschaft, Bielefeld: transcript

5.     

Schimank, Uwe & Stefan Lange (2008) Germany: A Latecomer to New Public Management, in: Catherine Paradiese et al. (Eds.), University Governance – Western European Comparative Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer, 51-75

6.     

Schimank, Uwe (2007) Theorien gesellschaftlicher Differenzierung, Wiesbaden: VS

7.     

de Boer, Harry, Jürgen Enders & Uwe Schimank (2007), On the Way Towards New Public Management? The Governance of University Systems in England, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany, in: Dorothea Jansen (Ed.), New Forms of Governance in Research Organizations. Disciplinary Approaches, Interfaces and Integration, Dordrecht: Springer, 137-152

8.     

Schimank, Uwe (2005) “New Public Management” and the Academic Profession: Reflections on the German Situation, in: Minerva 3, 361-376

9.     

Schimank, Uwe (2011) Against All Odds: The „Loyalty“ of Small Investors, in: Socio-Economic Review 9, 107-135

10.     

Schimank, Uwe (2005) Die Entscheidungsgesellschaft – Komplexität und Rationalität der Moderne, Wiesbaden: VS


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