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Nico Stehr: Pioneer in the Theory of Society and Knowledge

  • Marian T. Adolf

Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. On Nico Stehr

  3. Knowledge, Science, Society: Nico Stehr’s Work from the Perspective of Colleagues

  4. Selected Key Texts by Nico Stehr

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Nico Stehr (with Volker Meja)
      Pages 141-142
    3. Nico Stehr (with Volker Meja)
      Pages 143-157

About this book


This unique volume brings together a selection of the most important texts of Nico Stehr for the first time and puts them in dialogue with original research that draws on his prolific work. Covering five decades of pioneering sociological research on the theory of society and knowledge, the book introduces the reader to Stehr’s seminal inquiries into the economic, political and social role of knowledge. Original concepts, such as his groundbreaking studies on the Knowledge Society, are introduced as the volume traces Stehr’s pursuit of social scientific research as a source of practical knowledge for modern society.

The book comprises three parts devoted to the many facets and the remarkable range of Nico Stehr’s oeuvre. Part 1 provides an introduction to the significance of his pioneering work and career. Part 2 demonstrates the practical application of Nico Stehr’s research as seen through the eyes of eminent scholars. Part 3 presents a selection of the milestones of his publications.


Biography of Nico Stehr Theory of Science Sociology of Knowledge Theory of Society Pioneers of the Social Sciences European Center for Sustainability Research Knowledge society Hartwell Paper Climate Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Marian T. Adolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Culture and CommunicationZeppelin UniversityFriedrichshafenGermany

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