Nico Stehr

PhD, FSRC, is professor emeritus (Karl Mannheim Professor for Cultural Studies) at Zeppelin University (2004 – 2018) and professor of sociology emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada (Assistant to Professor: 1970-1997). He studiedEconomics, Sociology, Law, Social Policy Fiscal Theory and Policy at the Universities of Cologne, Germany and Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA. After his PhD 1970, he was Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada (1979-1997), Eric-Voegelin-Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany (1984-1985), Paul F. Lazarsfeld Professor, Human- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Vienna, Austria (2002-2003), Alcatel Professor, TH Darmstadt, Germany 2001, between 1977-2023 he held Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Vienna, Free University Berlin, Zürich, Konstanz, Augsburg and Duisburg. His most recent books in English include:
Information, Power, and Democracy
(Cambridge University Press, 2016),
Understanding Inequality.
Social Costs and Benefits (with Amanda Machin, Springer, 2016);
. Is Knowledge Power? (with Marion Adolf, Routledge. 2017);
Society & Climate
(with Amanda Machin, World Scientific, 2019)
; Money.
A Social Theory of Modernity

(with Dustin Voss, Routledge, 2020); and
Knowledge Capitalism
(Routledge, 2022).
Understanding Society and Knowledge
(Edward Elgar, 2023) and
Science in Society
(with Hans von Storch, WSP, 2023). His books have been translated inti Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic and many other languages. During the Winter Semester 2022 he was Visiting Professor at the Universität Zürich and during the Spring term visiting professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the European Academy of Arts and Science.

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