Abram De Swaan#

Abram De Swaan
Email:abram 'at' deswaan.com
Membership Number:1996
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Homepage: http://www.deswaan.com

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 Director Academía Europea de Yuste (Spain)
  • 2001 Distinguished Research professor of social science, University of Amsterdam (emeritus 2007)
  • 1997-1998 Chaire Europénne Collège de France
  • 1973 Ph.D. cum laude University of Amsterdam; Professor of sociology, University of Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Comparative history of the welfare state
  • World system of languages (political sociology and political economy)
  • Comparative study of mass annihilation (genocide)

Honours and Awards
  • 1976 biennial award for the social sciences of the Holland Society of Sciences
  • 1983 City of Amsterdam literary (Busken Huet) award for essays
  • 1989 Annual award of the Netherlands Cercle for Political Science
  • 2008 Triennial Netherlands national literary (PC Hooft) award for essays
  • Honorary 1st dan in Kyokoshinkai karate

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