Additional CV Data (see also Main Page and List of Publications !)#

ADDRESS#

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology
Polish Academy of Sciences
Nowy Świat 72, Warsaw, Poland
Fax: 48 22 826 78 23, phone: 48 22 657 28 34

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES#

  • 1957-1958 Principal investigator of "Prestige of occupations in an urban center". A study on a sample (N = 1,000) of Warsaw inhabitants. Public Opinion Research Center at the Polish Radio. Results published in articles in Polish and American journals
  • 1960-1961 Principal investigator of "Prestige of occupations among rural population". A study on a national sample (N = 1,500) of adult rural population. Public Opinion Research Center at the Polish Radio. Results published in a booklet by M. Pohoski (in Polish)
  • 1961-1963 Principal investigator of "Workers and their work experience". A survey among workers of 15 large industrial companies, commissioned by the Economic Council of the Prime Minister. Public Opinion Research Center at the Polish Radio. Results published in articles in Polish.
  • 1965-1987 Principal investigator of the consequtive, comparative five research projects "Social differentiation of urban population". A study on representative samples of male inhabitants in Łódź (N = 1,000). Sponsored by University of Łódź and Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Results published in series of seven books (of members of the research team) under the general editorship by W. Wesolowski. References to findings of that research series in several books by W. Wesolowski and others.
  • 1992-1994 Principal investigator of "Deputies of Contract Parliament". In-depth interviews with a sample of deputies to the Polish Seym. Results published in the book under the editorship of J. Wasilewski and W. Wesolowski.
  • 1993-1995 Principal investigator of "Leaders of the Polish Seym of 1991-1993 Term". In-depth interviews with a groups of 29 party leaders in the parliament. Results published in the book under the editorship of W. Wesołowski and I. Pańków.
  • 1995-1997 Principal investigator of the research project "Democracy and Politics as Conceived of and practised by Deputies to the Polish Parliament elected in 1993 (sample of 215 Deputies)” (grant received from National Committee for Scientific Research). In parallel a complementary research project on candidates to Parliament in 1993 elections who failed (61 candidates interviewed), grant of European Committee Office in Warsaw. Results published in book under the editorship of W. Wesolowski and B. Post.
  • 1997-1999 Principal investigator of the international research project (with Czech, Hungarian, Russian partners) "The Business Elite of East-Central Europe: Their Background, Motivation and Outlook" (grant ACE PHARE). Arrticle by M. Federowicz, K. Jasiecki and W. Wesolowski published in the Polish journal.
  • 2000-2003 Principal Investigator of the Research Project „Politics, Democracy and Seym”, Survay method, total populational of deputies, 407 interviews collected and analysed (grant received from National Committee for Scientific Research). Results published in a book under the editorship of W. Wesolowski
  • 2005-2009 Principal Investigator of the international research project “Integrated and United: A Quest for Citizenship in an ‘ever closer Europe’” (INTUNE) in Sixth Framework Programme, Priority 7 “Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge Based Society”

ACTIVITIES IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND COMMITTEES (including Editorial Boards) #

  • 1962-64 Member of the Editorial Board of The Polish Sociological Bulletin, Quarterly of the Polish Sociological Association.
  • 1962-65 Member of the Executive Board of the Polish Political Science Association.
  • 1964-68 Member of the Executive Board of the Polish Sociological Associations.
  • 1964-98 Member of the Committee for Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 1965-79 Member of the Committee on Curriculum in Sociology, Ministry of Science, Higher Education and Technology.
  • 1969-82 Member of the Editorial Board of Studia Sociologiczne. Quarterly of the Committee on Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 1969-79 Member of the Executive Board of the Research and Forecasting Committee „Poland 2000”. Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 1969-73 Member of the Polish UNESCO Committee.
  • 1970-82 Member of the Scientific Council, Central Statistical Office.
  • 1970-75 Editor-in-Chief, Poland 2000. Quarterly of the Research and Forecasting Committee „Poland 2000”, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 1972-76 Member of the National Council for Academic Qualifications and Promotions.
  • 1973-79 Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 1972-76 Chairman of the Committee on Curriculum in Sociology, Ministry of Science, Higher Education and Technology.
  • 1973-82 Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Research Committee on Social Stratification, International Sociological Association.
  • 1974-78 Member of the Editorial Board of the Sage Series in International Sociology, sponsored by the International Sociological Association.
  • 1974-82 Chairman of the International Committee for Promoting and Coordinating Research on Social Structure, sponsored by Academies of Sciences in socialist countries.
  • 1975-78 Corresponding Editor of Theory and Society, Quarterly (Amsterdam).
  • 1975-80 Chairman of the Coordinating Committee for the Research on Social Structure, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 1978-81 Chairman of the Scientific Council, Research Institute of Cooperative Organizations.
  • 1979-to present Member of the Committee on Comparative Stratification Research, Social Science Research Council, New York.
  • 1983-88 Advisory Editor of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Barmarick Publications.
  • 1989-92 Chairman of the Advisory Editorial Board of Studia Socjologiczne.
  • 1990-to present Member of the Selection ("nominating") Committee of the European Amalfi Prize in Sociology.
  • 1993-97 Member of the Editorial Board of Studia Socjologiczne.
  • 1995-to present Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Przegląd Społeczny (Social Review) monthly edited by the Foundation Polish Labour
  • 2000-to present Member of the Editorial Board Perspectives on European Politics and Society.
  • 2002-to present Member of the Executive Committee of the European Political Science Network – EPSNet (Paris-based organization).
  • 2002-to present Member of the Senate, Collegium Civitas, An Independent School in Warsaw (university level).
  • 2007-to presentEditorial Board of Polish Sociological Review. Quarterly of the Polish Sociological Association.

MEMBERSHIP AND FUNCTIONS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS#

  • 1956 -to present Polish Sociological Association (Member). In the period 2002–2005 President of the Association
  • 1968-78 American Sociological Association
  • 1965-to present International Sociological Association
  • 1970-85 International Institut of Sociology
  • 1989-93 International Association of Political Sciences
  • 1965-85 Research Committee on Social Stratification, International Sociological Association (deputy-chairman 1968-74)
  • 2002-05 European Political Science Network (“epsNet”). Member of the Executive Council.

POLITICAL ACTIVITY#

  • 1956-82 Polish United Workers’ Party; member, activist, official in various periods
  • 1990-94 Solidarity of Labour (a civic association) deputy Chairman
  • 1992-96 Labour Union (a political party), member

CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS#

  • 1990-94 Solidarity of Labor (co-founder, vice-president)
  • 1996-98 Towarzystwo Inicjatyw Społecznych (co-founder)
  • 1999-to present Stowarzyszenie przeciw Antysemityzmowi i Ksenofobii „Otwarta Rzeczpospolita” (członek-założyciel)
  • 1998-to present Towarzystwo Popierania i Krzewienia Nauki

MAJOR FELLOWSHIPS AND VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS#

  • 1958-59 Fellow of the Ford Foundation. University of California, Berkeley California
  • 1971-72 Visiting Professor. School of Social Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
  • 1981-82 Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Socio-enviromental Studies, Institute of Mental Health,Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • 1990-91 Visiting Fellow, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. USA
  • 1992 Febr. -May Fowler Hamilton Senior Visiting Fellow, Christ Church, University of Oxford
  • 1998 April-June Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Fellow

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