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English Publications

  • Conceptual Structures for a Theory of World Society, in: Ino Rossi (ed.), New Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theories, Processes, and Perspectives from the Global North and the Global South. New York: Springer.
  • World Society. Pp. 515-526 in: Ludger Kühnhardt/Tilman Mayer (eds.), The Bonn Handbook of Globality. Cham (CH): Springer International Publishing 2019.
  • The Knowledge Production of the Future. Pp. 216-221 in: Stefan Mair/Dirk Messner/Lutz Meyer (eds.), Germany and the World 2030. What will change. How we must act. Berlin: Econ 2018.
  • (together with Anna L. Ahlers) The Bipolarity of Democracy and Authoritarianism. Value Patterns, Inclusion Roles and Forms of Internal Differentiation of Political Systems. FIW Working Paper, No. 09, September 2017, Bonn.
  • Evolution and Control of Society. Nova Acta Leopoldina, Neue Folge, Nummer 419, 2017, 109-115.
  • Transformations in the Interrelation between Science and Nation States: The Theoretical Perspective of Funktional Differentiation. Pp. 35-48 in: Andreas Franzmann/Axel Jansen/Peter Münte (eds.), Legitimizing Science. National and Global Publics (1800-2010). Frankfurt/New York: Campus 2015.
  • (together with Thomas Pfeffer) Systems Theoretical Perspectives on Higher Education Policy and Governance. Pp. 152-175 in: Jeroen Huisman et al. (eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2015.
  • Analysing linkages between science and politics. Transformations of functional differentiation in contemporary society. Pp. 38 – 47 in: Interfaces of science and policy and the role of foundations. Stiftung Mercator, Essen, March 2015.
  • Luhmann, Niklas (1927 – 1998). Pp. 382-389 in: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief): International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol.14. Oxford: Elsevier 2015.
  • Comparing Systems Theory and Sociological Neo-Institutionalism: Explaining Functional Differentiation. S. 23-36 in: Boris Holzer/Fatima Kastner/Tobias Werron (eds.), From Globalization to World Society. Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives. New York: Routledge 2014.
  • Sport as a Function System in World Society. European Journal for Sport and Society 10, 2, 2013, 87-100.
  • The History and Systematics of Functional Differentiation in Sociology. In: Mathias Albert/Barry Buzan, Michael Zürn (eds.), Bringing Sociology to IR. World Politics as Differentiation Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012/3.
  • Niklas Luhmann. Pp. 287-309 in: George Ritzer/Jeffrey Stepnisky (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Major Social Theorists. Vol.II, Contemporary Social Theorists. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell 2011.
  • Systems Theory. Pp. 2579-2582 in: Bertrand Badie et al. (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Political Science. Sage New York, 2011, Vol. 8.
  • Towards a General Theory of Function System Crises. Pp. 43-58 in: Poul F. Kjaer/Gunther Teubner/Alberto Febbrajo (Hg.), The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective: The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation. Oxford: Hart Publishing 2011.
  • The Institutional Structure of the German University. Chinesisch in: ‘Peking University Education Review’ 8, H. 3, 2010, 40-50. English.
  • The Truth in Science (Discussion with Jürgen Ehlers). General Relativity and Gravitation 41, 2009, 2159 – 2167.
  • Evolutionary Theory and the Theory of World Society. Soziale Systeme 13, 2007, 528-542.
  • The Eigenstructures of World Society and the Regional Cultures of the World. Pp. 133-149 in: Ino Rossi (ed.), Frontiers of Globalization Research. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches. New York: Springer 2007.
  • The Genesis and Development of a Global Public Sphere. Pp. 345-355 in: Edmundo Balsemão Pires (ed.), Espacos Públicos, Poder e Communicacão. Public Spaces, Power and Communication. Porto: Edicões Afrontamento 2007.
  • Neutrality as a Paradigm of Change. Pp. 85-88 in: Andreas Wimmer/Reinhart Kössler (eds.), Understanding Change. Models, Methodologies, and Metaphors. Houndmills Basingstoke und New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2006.
  • Stranger. Pp. 599-600 in: Austin Harrington/Barbara L. Marshall/Hans-Peter Mueller (eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Theory. London: Routledge 2006.
  • Contingency. Pp. 103 in: Austin Harrington/Barbara L. Marshall/Hans-Peter Mueller (eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Theory. London: Routledge 2006.
  • The Present State of Sociological Systems Theory. Pp. 347-371 in: José Manuel Santos (ed.), O Pensamento de Niklas Luhmann, 2005, http://www.lusosofia.net/textos/o_pensamento_de_niklas.pdf.
  • Strangers in World Society – Indifference and Minimal Sympathy. Pp. 111-123 in: Between Nanoworlds and Global Culture. Science + Fiction. Berlin: Jovis 2004.
  • The Multiple Publics of Science: Inclusion and Popularization. Soziale Systeme 9 (2), 2003, 210-220.
  • From the Peregrinatio Academica to Contemporary International Student Flows: National Culture and Funtional Differentiation as Emergent Causes. Pp. 345-360 in: Christopher Charle/Jürgen Schriewer/Peter Wagner  (eds.), Transnational Intellectual Networks. Forms of Academic Knowledge and the Search for Cultural Identities. Frankfurt/New York: Campus 2004.
  • The Genesis of a Global Public Sphere. Development 46 (1), 2003, 26-29.
  • Strangers, Inclusions and Identities. Soziale Systeme 8 (1), 2002, 101-109.
  • Differentiation of Scientific Disciplines. Causes and Consequences, in: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. Unesco 2003 (http://www.eolss.net/).
  • Niklas Luhmann. Pp. 9097-9102 in: International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 13. Oxford: Elsevier 2001.
  • Scientific Disciplines, History of.  Pp. 13727-13731 in: International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 20. Oxford: Elsevier 2001.
  • Systems Theory as an Alternative to Action Theory? The Rise of ‚Communication‘ as a Theoretical Option. Acta Sociologica 43 (1), 2000, 5-13.
  • On the Genesis of World Society: Innovations and Mechanisms. Distinktion – tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Arhus, Dk.), 1 (1), 2000, 27-38.
  • Differentiation of Science and Politics: Science Policy in the 19th and 20th Century. Pp. 139-147 in: Luca Guzzetti (ed.), Science and Power: The Historical Foundations of Research Policies in Europe. Luxembourg: European Communities 2000.
  • The Form of the University. Pp. 121-141, 228-235 in: Dirk Baecker (ed.), Problems of Form. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford U.P. 1999.
  • Systems Theory and the Evolution of Science. Pp. 303-317 in: Gabriel Altmann/ Walter A. Koch (eds.), Systems: New Paradigms for the Human Sciences. Berlin: De Gruyter 1998.
  • The Stranger – On the Sociology of Indifference. Thesis Eleven, No. 51, 1997, 1-16.
  • Professions in Modern Society.  International Review of Sociology - Revue Internationale de Sociologie 7, 1997, 95-102.
  • Science in the System of World Society. Social Science Information 35, 1996, 327-340.
  • The Unity of Teaching and Research. . Pp. 189-202 in: Stefano Poggi/Mau¬rizio Bossi (eds.), Romanticism in Science: Science in Europe, 1790-1840. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 152). Boston/Dordrecht: Kluwer 1994.
  • The Sociology of Scientific Disciplines: On the Genesis and Stability of the Disciplinary Structure of Modern Science. Science in Context 5, 1992, 3-15.
  • Self-Organization and Autopoiesis in the Development of Modern Science. Pp. 195-207 in: Wolfgang Krohn/Günter Küppers/Helga Nowotny (eds.), Selforganization - Portrait of a Scientific Revolution. Sociology of the Sciences, Vol. XIV. Boston/Dordrecht: Kluwer 1990.
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