| Stein Ringen|
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Stein Ringen (born July 5, 1945) is a Norwegian sociologist and political scientist. He is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford (formerly Green College, Oxford). Ringen holds a magister degree in political science (a 7-year degree including 3 years of research) from the University of Oslo (1972) and a dr. philos. degree from the University of Oslo (1987).
He has been a Visiting Professor at Université de Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne (1995, 1996), École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (1996-1997), Masaryk University (2003), Charles University (2003), University of the West Indies (2004, 2006) and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (2006).
He has written several books in Norwegian and English. He is also a regular contributor to Norwegian public debate.
2016: The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century
2013: Nation of Devils: Democratic Leadership and the Problem of Obedience, Yale Univ. Press
2009: The Economic Consequences of Mr Brown
2007: What Democracy Is For
2006: The Possibility of Politics (new edition)
2005: Citizens, Families, and Reform (new edition)
2004: Norges nye befolkning
2000: Veien til det gode liv'
1999: Ordet som er (co-author)
1998: The Family in Question
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