Stein Kuhnle#


Stein Kuhnle
Email:stein.kuhnle 'at' isp.uib.no
Membership Number:3266
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:NORWAY
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:skuhnle
Homepage: http://www.uib.no/persons/Stein.Kuhnle




Present and Previous Positions
  • 1982, 08 - present: Professor, Comparative Politics, University of Bergen (leave of absence 2006-2008)
  • 2006 - present: Professor, Comparative Social Policy, Hertie School of Governance (on reduced contract since 2009)
  • 1998, 07 - 1999, 02: Jean Monnet Fellow, European Forum, European University Institute, Florence
  • 1988, 01 - 1994, 12: Research Director, Programme on Welfare State Research, Norwegian Res. Council for Applied Social Sciences
  • 1987, 03 - 1987, 09: Professor, Stiftungsgastprofessur "West-Europa, University of Mannheim
  • 1979, 01 - 1982, 07: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Bergen
  • 1977: Post-Doctoral Ford Fellow, Ford Foundation
  • 1977, 07 - 1977, 12: Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Public Policy
  • 1977, 01 - 1977, 06: Visiting Scholar, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • 1976 - 1978: University Research Fellow, Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Comparative studies of welfare state development (Scandinavia, Europe, East Asia)
  • Comparative public policy
  • The development of the discipline of political science
  • Comparative politics
  • Political sociology

Honours and Awards
  • 2011: Elected member of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and the Letters
  • 2011 (-2014): Honorary Professor, School of Government, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • 2005 (-2016): Honorary Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Center for Welfare State Research;
  • 2004: Elected member of Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters;
  • 1993: Honorary member of the Slovenian Political Science Association;
  • 1975: Scientific Prize, A/S Norsk Varekrigsforsikringsfond Prize, awarded by the Norwegian
  • Academy of Science and Letters, for "excellent scientific work" for dissertation in Comparative Politics on "Social Mobilization and Political Participation: The Nordic Countries c. 1850-1970".

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