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4./5.11. 'Sociology and history of world society: Interdisciplinary perspectives on globalization' [Symposium]

On occasion of Rudolf Stichweh’s 65th birthday, a symposium is to be held on 4/5th Novermber 2016.

Rudolf Stichweh is one of the leading representatives of the sociological theory of social systems in the tradition of Niklas Luhmann. In his work, Stichweh has advanced the Luhmannian approach in several key dimensions, among them the concept of world society. His understanding of world society has a number of distinct features that sets it apart from other sociological theories of globalization. Most notably, it implies that regional diversification and regional particularities can be conceptualized as an implication of, rather than a contradiction to, the existence of one world society, and that the making of modern world society needs to be studied in a long-term historical perspective.

The symposium “Sociology and history of world society: Interdisciplinary perspectives on globalization“, which takes place on occasion of Rudolf Stichweh’s 65th birthday at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) in Bonn, aims to stimulate a discussion on this dimension of Rudolf Stichweh’s work that goes beyond the beaten paths of the globalization debate, instead opening new and possibly unexpected perspectives on the historical making of world society. It brings together scholars from different disciplinary contexts whose work promises to inspire this kind of discussion.

 

 Due to the limited number of seats, registration is necessary for participation. For this, please contact Dr. Evelyn Moser ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]).

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