Björn Wittrock - List of publications#


  • Eurasian Transformations, Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries: Crystallizations, Divergences, Renaissances, editor with Johann P. Arnason. Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers/Koninklijke Brill, 2005.
  • Axial Civilizations and World History, editor with S.N. Eisenstadt and Johann P. Arnason. Volume 4 in the series Jersualem Studies in Religion and Society (editors Guy Stroumsa and David Shulman). Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers/Koninklijke Brill, 2005.
  • Public Spheres and Collective Identities, editor with S.N. Eisenstadt and Wolfgang Schluchter. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Press, 2001.
  • Participation and Democracy: East and West. Comparisons and Interpretations, editor with Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Marilyn Rueschemeyer. Armonk, New York, and London: M.E, Sharpe, 1998.
  • The Rise of the Social Sciences and the Formation of Modernity: Conceptual Change in Context, 1750-1850. Sociology of the Sciences: A Yearbook, Volume XX, editor with Johan Heilbron and Lars Magnusson. Dordrecht, Boston and London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998; second printing 1999; Paperback edition, 2001.
  • Politikens väsen. Idéer och institutioner i den moderna staten (The Essence of Politics: Ideas and Institutions in the Modern State. Essays in Honour of Olof Ruin) (in Swedish), editor with Björn von Sydow and Gunnar Wallin. Stockholm: Tidens förlag, 1993.
  • The European and American University Since 1800: Historical and Sociological Essays, editor with Sheldon Rothblatt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Spanish edition published in 1996. La Universidad europea y americana desde 1800: Las tres transformaciones de la Universidad moderna. Barcelona: Ediciones Pomares - Corredor, 1996.
  • Discourses on Society: The Shaping of the Social Science Disciplines. Sociology of the Sciences. A Yearbook, Volume XV, 1991, editor with Peter Wagner and Richard Whitley. In memoriam Norbert Elias. Dordrecht, Boston and London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991; second printing 1994.
  • Social Sciences and Modern States: National Experiences and Theoretical Crossroads, editor with Peter Wagner, Carol H. Weiss and Hellmut Wollmann. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Spanish edition by Fondo de Cultura, Mexico, 1999.
  • The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scientists, editor with Aant Elzinga. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1985; second printing 1989. (My own article also published in Spanish in Revista de Educacion, Sept. 1991)
  • Science as a Commodity: Threats to the Open Community of Scholars, editor with Michael Gibbons. Harlow: Longman, 1985. Japanese translation published in 1992 by Tuttle Mori Publishing, Tokyo.
  • De stora programmens tid. Forskning och energi i svensk politik (The Age of the Great Programmes: Research and Energy in Swedish Politics) (in Swedish), with Stefan Lindström, Stockholm: Akademilitteratur, 1984.
  • Methods in Futures Studies: Problems and Applications, with Brita Schwarz and Uno Svedin. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1982.
  • Policy Analysis and Policy Innovation: Patterns, Problems and Potentials, editor with Peter R. Baehr. London and Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1981.
  • Möjligheter och gränser. Framtidsstudier i politik och planering (Options and Limits: Futures Studies in Politics and Planning) (in Swedish). Stockholm: Liber Förlag, 1980.
  • Partierna inför väljarna. Svensk valpropaganda 1960-1966 (The Parties Facing the Voters: Swedish Electoral Propaganda 1960-1966) (in Swedish), with Magnus Isberg, Anders Wettergren and Jan Wibble. Stockholm: Allmänna Förlaget, 1974.
  • "Cultural Crystallization and World History: The Age of Ecumenical Renaissances", Medieval Encounters (Brill Academic Publishers), Vol. 10, No 1-3, 2004, pp. 41-73.
  • "Cultural Crystallization and Civilisation Change: Axiality and Modernity in Global History", contribution to a Festschrift in honour of S.N. Eisenstadt, published by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Brill Academic Publishers and edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, in press.
  • "The Legacy of Wilhelm von Humboldt Relevant and the Future of the European University", contribution to a Festschrift in honour of Stig Strömholm and edited by Guy Neave, Palgrave Macmillan, in press.
  • "The Making of Sweden", Thesis Eleven (Sage), Volume 77, May 2004, pp. 45-63.
  • "Transformations of European Universities: Recent Literature on Universities, Disciplines, and Professions in England, Germany, and Russia Since 1870", Contemporary European History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 2004, Vol. 13, No 1, pp. 101-116.
  • “History of Social Science: Understanding Modernity and Rethinking Social Studies of Science”, in Bernward Joerges and Helga Nowotny (eds.), Looking Back, Ahead, The 2002 Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook. Dordrecht, Boston and London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, pp. 100-138.
  • "The Cultural Constitution of Modernity", in Grazyna Skapska (ed), Moral Fabric in Contemporary Societies. The Annals of the International Institute of Sociology. Leiden: Brill, 2003, pp. 219-240.
  • Institutes for Advanced Study: Ideas, Histories, Rationales. Keynote lecture on the occasion of the inauguration of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, December 2, 2002. Helsinki, 2003.
  • "Cultural Crystallization and Conceptual Change: Modernity, Axiality, and Meaning in History", in Kari Palonen & Jussi Kurunmäki (Hrsg./Eds.), Zeit, Geschichte und Politik. Time, History and Politics. Dem achtzigsten Geburtstag von Reinhart Koselleck am 23. April 2003 gewidmet. Jyväskylä: Jyväskylä Studies in Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, 2003, pp. 105-134.
  • “Sociology and the Critical Reflexivity of Modernity: Scholarly Practices in Historical and Comparative Context", Comparative Sociology, 2003, Vol. 2/3, pp. 523-540. Reprinted in Eliezer Ben-Rafael (Ed), Sociology and Ideology (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Vol. XC). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2003, pp. 101-117.
  • “A Brief History of Institutes for Advanced Study”, in Anund Hylland (ed), CAS, Oslo 1992-2002: Advanced Study in a Norwegian Context. Oslo: Centre for Advanced Study, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2002, pp. 81-89.
  • “History of Political Thought”, in Neil Smelser and Paul Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam, New York, Oxford: Elsevier, 2001, Vol. 17, pp. 11706-11712.
  • “History of Disciplines in the Social Sciences ”, in Neil Smelser and Paul Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam, New York, Oxford: Elsevier, 2001, Vol. 6, pp. 3721-3728.
  • “Ethnography and Modernity”, Current Anthropology, Vol. 42, No 5, December 2001.
  • "Rethinking Modernity", in Eliezer Ben-Rafael with Yitzak Sternberg (eds.), Identity, Culture and Globalization. Leiden: Brill, 2001, pp. 49-73.
  • “Social Theory and Global History: The Three Cultural Crystallisations”, Thesis Eleven, Number 65, May 2001, pp. 27-50; also published in Aleksander Koj and Piotr Sztompka (eds.), Images of the World: Science, Humanities, Art. Krakow: The Jagiellonian University (on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the re-foundation of the Jagiellonian University), 2001, pp. 123-142.
  • “History, War, and the Transcendence of Modernity”, European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 4, No 1, February 2001, pp. 53-72.
  • “Modernity One, None or Many? European Origins and Modernity as a Global Condition", Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 129, No 1, Winter 2000, pp. 31-60. Reprinted in Shmuel N. Eisenstadt (ed), Multiple Modernities. New Brunswick, N.J.: 2002, pp. 31-60. A Russian translation is published in the journal Polis, No 1, 2002 (Issue No 66), pp. 141-159. Review of the book “Language and Solitude” (Cambridge University Press) by Ernest Gellner, European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 3, No 1, February 2000, pp. 119-124.
  • “Early Modernities: Varieties and Transitions”, Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 127, No 3, Summer 1998, pp. 19-40.
  • “Social Theory and Intellectual History: Rethinking the Formation of Modernity”, in Fredrik Engelstad and Ragnvald Kalleberg (eds.), Social Time and Social Change: Historical Aspects in the Social Sciences. Oslo: Scandinavian University Press, 1999, pp. 187-232. Reprinted in a Japanese edition in 2004.
  • “History, Theory, and the Transitions of Modernity”, in Bo Stråth and Nina Witoszek (eds), The Postmodern Challenge: East and West. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 1999, pp.303-322.
  • “Gesellschaftstheorie und Geistesgeschichte. Für ein neues Verständnis von der Herausbildung der Moderne”, in Hartmut Kaelble & Jürgen Schriewer. (Hg), Diskurse und Entwicklungspfade. Der Gesellschaftsvergleich in den Geschichts- und Sozialwissenschaften. Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus Verlag, 1998, pp. 325-376.
  • “Political Science”, in History of Humanity: The Scientific and Intellectual Development of Human Kind, ed. by UNESCO, vol. 7, The Twentieth Century, London: Routledge, 1999.
  • “The Transformations of the Modern University” (in Danish), in Palle Rasmussen & Arne Jakobsen (eds), Universities Today: Policy, Culture, Leadership. Fredriksberg: Samfundslitteratur, 1997. pp. 11-45.
  • “Social Science and the Building of the Early Welfare State: Toward a Comparison of Statist and Non-Statist Western Societies”, with Peter Wagner, in Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Theda Skocpol (eds), States, Social Knowledge and the Origins of Modern Social Policies. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1996. pp. 90-113.
  • “Social Science, History and the Formation of the Discourses of Modernity”, in Ragnar Björk & Karl Molin (eds), Societies Made Up of History: Essays in Historiography, Intellectual History, Professionalisation, Historical Social Theory and Proto- Industrialization. (Written in Honour of Rolf Torstendahl). Edsbruk: Akademitryck, 1996, pp. 215-241.
  • “Between Contextualism and Discourse Analysis: The Possibility of a Sociology of the Social Sciences”, in Helga Nowotny and Klaus Taschwer (eds.), The Sociology of the Sciences. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 1996.
  • “Polity, Economy and Knowledge in the Age of Modernity in Europe”, in Japanese in Takehashi Hayashi and Fumihiko Satofuka (eds), Science and Technology in a Global Environment (Tokyo: Agne Shofu Publishing, 1993); in English in a special issue of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Society, Vol. 7, 1993, pp. 127-140.
  • "Discipline and Discourse: Political Science as Project and Profession", in Berndt Biervert and Meinolf Dierkes (eds). European Social Science in Transition: Assessment and Outlook. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press; Frankfurt aM: Campus, 1992, pp. 268-308.
  • "Policy Constitution Through Discourse: Discourse Transformations and the Modern State in Central Europe", with Peter Wagner, in Douglas E .Ashford (ed), History and Context in Comparative Public Policy (Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992), pp. 227-246. Revitalizing the Swiss Social Sciences, co-author with Hans Adriansen, Jacques Lautman, Max Kaase et.al. Bern: Swiss Science Council, 1992.
  • "Leadership, Organization and Management": Evaluation of a Large-Scale Program in Social Science (in Swedish). Oslo: Norwegian Research Council, 1992.
  • "Cultural Identity and Nationhood: The Reconstitution of Germany", in Thorsten Nybom and Martin Trow (eds), University and Society: The Social Role of Higher Education and Research. London: Jessica Kingsley, 1991, pp. 76-87.
  • "Dinosaurs or Dolphins? Rise and Resurgence of the Research-Oriented University", (in Spanish), Revista de Educacion, 1991, sept., pp. 73-97.
  • "The Social Sciences and Science and Technology Policy", in Sogo Okamura, Kenichi Murakami and Ikoujiro Nonaka (eds), Science and Technology Policy Research. Tokyo: MITA Press, 1992, pp. 47-55.
  • "The Idea of a University in the Late Nation State" (in Swedish), in Thorsten Nybom (ed) University and Society: Science Policy and the Societal Role of Science, Stockholm: Tidens förlag, 1989, pp. 268-283.
  • "Social Science and State Development: Transformations of the Discourse of Modernity", International Social Science Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4, 1989, pp. 497 -507 (also in French, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic translation).
  • "Social Science and State Developments: The Structuration of Discourse in the Social Sciences", with Peter Wagner, in Stephen Brooks and Alain G. Gagnon (eds), Social Scientists, Public Policy and the State. New York, NY: Praeger, 1990, pp. 113-137.
  • "European Universities: An Historical Perspective" (in Swedish), in D. Ottoson (ed), Swedish Universities and Colleges in the Face of the European Community. Stockholm: Wenner-Gren Foundation, 1990, pp. 99-104. Social Science and Societal Institutions: Rise and Reassesment of Problem-oriented Social Science in Europe and America, with Peter Wagner, Oslo: The Norwegian Research Council for Applied Social Science (LOS-notat 3/88), 1988.
  • "Rise and Development of the Modern State: Democracy in Context", in Diane Sainsbury (ed), Democracy, State and Justice: Critical Perspectives and New Interpretations (Essays in Honour of Elias Berg) Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1988, pp. 113-125.
  • Horizons and Opportunities in the Social Sciences, co-author with Griffith Edwards, David Held et al. London: Economic and Social Research Council, 1987.
  • Social Science and the Modern State: Knowledge, Institutions and Societal Transformations, with Peter Wagner and Hellmut Wollmann. Berlin: Science Center Berlin (WZB Papers p 87:3), 1987.
  • Social Science and Societal Developments: The Missing Perspective, with Peter Wagner. Berlin: Science Center Berlin (WZB Papers p 87:4), 1987.
  • "University and Society: Swedish University Policy in an International Perspective" (in Swedish), in David Ottoson (ed), The University of the Future: How Shall It Be Designed? Stockholm: Liber Förlag/Wenner-Gren Foundation, 1987, pp. 23-35.
  • "Policy as a Moving Target: A Call for Conceptual Realism", with Peter deLeon, Policy Studies Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1986, pp. 44-60.
  • "Knowledge and Policy: Eight Models of Interaction", in Helga Nowotny and Jane Lambiri-Dimaki (eds), The Difficult Dialogue Between Producers and Users of Social Research. Vienna: European Center for Social Welfare Research, 1985, pp. 89-109.
  • "The Research-Oriented University" (in Swedish), Forskning om utbildning, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1985, pp. 6 - 19; reprinted in Staffan Selander (ed.), Research on Education (in Swedish). Stockholm: Symposion, 1992, pp. 371-388.
  • "Beyond Organizational Design: Contextuality and the Political Theory of Public Policy", in Kenneth Hanf and Theo Toonen (eds), Public Policy Implementation: Analytical Models and Institutional Designs in Federal and Unititary States. Dordrecht, London and Boston. Martinus Nijhoff, 1985, pp. 17- 28.
  • Choosing Futures: Evaluating the Secretariat for Futures Studies (with Peter deLeon and Helga Nowotny). Stockholm: Norstedts förlag; Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, 1985.
  • "The Great Programmes and the Closed Society" (in Swedish), in Tor Kihlman (ed), 1984: Human and Inhuman in Information Technology. Göteborg: CTH, 1984, pp. 73-82.
  • "Planning, Pluralism, and Policy Intellectuals", in Torsten Husén and Maurice Kogan (eds), Educational Research and Policy: How Do They Relate? Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1984, pp. 283-290.
  • "Governance in Crisis and Withering of the Welfare State: the Legacy of the Policy Sciences", Policy Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1983, pp. 195-203.
  • "Excellence of Analysis to Diversity of Advocacy: the Multiple Roles of the Leverhulme Study Into the Future of Higher education", Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1984, pp. 121- 138.
  • "Social Sciences in Finland: Review of an OECD Report", European Journal of Education, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1983, pp. 191-193.
  • "Implementation Beyond Hierarchy: Swedish Energy Research Policy", with Stefan Lindström and Kent Zetterberg, European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1982, pp. 131-143.
  • "Managing Uncertainty or Foreclosing the Options: California University Planning in a Comparative Perspective", European Journal of Education, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1982, pp. 307-318.
  • "Social Knowledge, Public Policy and Social Betterment: A Review of Current Research on Knowledge Utilization in Policy-Making", European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1982, pp. 83-89.
  • "Science Policy and the Challenge to the Welfare State", West European Politics, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1980, pp. 358-372.
  • "Explaining Rational Political Action", in Leif Lewin and Evert Vedung (eds), Politics as Rational Action: Essays in Public Choice and Policy Analysis. Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1980, pp. 153-156.
  • "Long-Range Planning and Research" (in Swedish), in Studies in Long-Range Planning and Sectoral Research. Stockholm: National Board of Universities and Colleges, 1980, pp. 33-39.
  • Review of Reba N. Soffer, "Ethics and Society in England: The Revolution in the Social Sciences 1870 - 1914" (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978), Acta Sociologica, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 356-358.
  • "Long-Range Forecasting and Policy-Making: Options and Limits in Choosing a Future", in Tom Whiston (ed), The Uses and Abuses of Forecasting. London: Macmillan; New York: Holmes and Meier, 1979, pp. 267-288.
  • "Science and Technology Policy", in Frank R. Pfetsch (Hrsg), Internationale Dimensionen in der Wissenschaft. Erlangen: Institut für Gesellschaft und Wissenschaft, 1979, pp. 173-207.
  • Review of Lennart Nordenfelt, "Explanation of Human Actions" (Uppsala: Philosophical Studies, 1974) and "Events, Actions, and Ordinary Language" (Lund: Doxa Studies in the Philosophy of Language, 1977), Acta Sociologica, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1979, pp. 197-201.
  • The Swedish Energy Research Programme: A Pilot Study (in Swedish), with Carl Johan Ljungberg and Kent Zetterberg. Stockholm: Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research, Report No. 17, February, 1979.
  • "Falsification, Rejection, and Modification", Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie/Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 1977, pp. 379-382.
  • "Peter Winch's Idea of a Social Science" (in Swedish), Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Vol. 76, No. 4, 1972, pp. 493-504.
  • "A Technique for Structural Content Analysis of Party Propaganda", with Magnus Isberg and Anders Wettergren, in Erik Rasmussen and Jörgen Elklit (eds), Scandinavian Political Studies. Oslo: Universitersforlaget; London and New York: Columbia University Press, 1972, pp. 83-106.


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