Public Sociology as a Return to Political Economy

Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne Wolfgang Streeck is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. His work in this area includes a project on the relationship between theories in social science and the practice of politics. A few years ago, at some international social science […]

The Return of the Repressed: Recovering the Public Face of U.S. Sociology

Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley Michael Burawoy is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Since his 2004 Presidential Address to the American Sociological Association (ASA), he has been the leading voice for a public sociology. He initiated and runs the blog Universities in Crisis. He is President of the International Sociological Association (ISA) for 2010-2014 and the […]

Historians in Public

Thomas Bender is University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at New York University. His work in this area includes his book Intellect and Public Life (Johns Hopkins, 1993) and the edited volume American Academic Culture in Transformation (Princeton, 1998). It is no easy challenge to situate the place and role of academic scholarship into the public sphere. […]

Historians in Public

Thomas Bender, New York University Thomas Bender is University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at New York University. His work in this area includes his book Intellect and Public Life (Johns Hopkins, 1993) and the edited volumeAmerican Academic Culture in Transformation (Princeton, 1998). It is no easy challenge to situate the place and role of academic […]

‘Too Much Information:’ International Affairs, Political Science and the Public Sphere

Lisa Anderson, American University, Cairo Lisa Anderson is president of the American University in Cairo, the former dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and past chair of the board of the Social Science Research Council. Her work in this area includes her book Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy […]

Political Science and the Public Sphere in the 21st Century

Rogers M. Smith, University of Pennsylvania Rogers M. Smith is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a leading voice in the “Perestroika Movement” in political science. His publications in this area include the article “Still Blowing in the Wind: The American Quest for a Democratic, Scientific Political Science” (1997). […]