Innovation Society Today

Perspectives, Fields, and Cases

  • Werner Rammert
  • Arnold Windeler
  • Hubert Knoblauch
  • Michael Hutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Werner Rammert, Arnold Windeler, Hubert Knoblauch, Michael Hutter
    Pages 1-11
  3. Michael Hutter, Hubert Knoblauch, Werner Rammert, Arnold Windeler
    Pages 13-31
  4. "Perspectives of Social Theory and Theories of Society"

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Werner Rammert
      Pages 35-63
    3. Arnold Windeler
      Pages 65-105
  5. Between Economy and Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Michael Hutter
      Pages 149-164
    3. Arnold Picot, Stefan Hopf
      Pages 183-206
    4. Knut Blind
      Pages 207-222
  6. "Between Politics, Planning, and Social Movements"

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Paul Gebelein, Martina Löw, Thomas Paul
      Pages 225-245
    3. Gabriela Christmann, Oliver Ibert, Johann Jessen, Uwe-Jens Walther
      Pages 247-272
    4. Johann Köppel
      Pages 273-293
    5. Jan-Peter Voß
      Pages 295-321
  7. Between Science and Public Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Martina Merz
      Pages 325-339
    3. Nina Baur, Cristina Besio, Maria Norkus
      Pages 341-370
    4. Cornelius Schubert
      Pages 371-391
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 393-395

About this book


The book offers new theoretical perspectives on innovation, analyzes innovation processes in diverse innovation fields, and presents case studies that reflect the diversity of innovations fields.

To what extent and in what sense does innovation characterize our societies today? Innovations are no longer limited to the economic sphere; we find them in almost all areas of society today. Diverse actors generate innovations in different, increasingly reflexive ways. New concepts, practices, and institutional forms such as open source, crowdfunding, or citizen panels expand the spectrum. 

- Perspectives of social theory and theories of society
- Innovation fields between economy and culture
- Innovation fields between politics, planning, and social movements
- Innovation fields between science and public policy

Students and scholars of sociology and social theory; economics; political science; cultural sciences; science, technology, and society studies (STS); and innovation studies 

The Editors
Dr. Werner Rammert is professor (em.) of sociology at TU Berlin.
Dr. Arnold Windeler is professor of sociology at TU Berlin.
Dr. Hubert Knoblauch is professor of sociology at TU Berlin.
Dr. Michael Hutter is professor (em.) of sociology at TU Berlin.


Innovation Discours Science and Technology Studies Innovation Process Sociological Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Rammert
    • 1
  • Arnold Windeler
    • 2
  • Hubert Knoblauch
    • 3
  • Michael Hutter
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für SoziologieTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für SoziologieTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institut für SoziologieTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbHBerlinGermany

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