World Society: The Writings of John W. Meyer by Georg KruckenWorld Society: The Writings of John W. Meyer by Georg Krucken

World Society: The Writings of John W. Meyer

EditorGeorg Krucken, Gili S. Drori

Paperback | July 17, 2010

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John W. Meyer's work broke new grounds in institutional thought in sociology and made him a central thinker for the emerging interdisciplinary field of neo-institutionalism, while at the same time establishing institutional thought's comparative variant, world society theory. His scholarshipplays a prominent role in contemporary social theory, and has shaped research areas such as international relations and globalization, organization theory, and management studies. One of the results of Meyer's wide-ranging and interdisciplinary influence is that his work has appeared in a diverse range of outlets. This book brings together some of John W. Meyer's widely-scattered work, reviewing four decades of scholarship, and adding several original pieces from Meyer'scurrent work. It gathers substantive commentary on social processes, from stratification to globalization to socialization, as well as on key social institutions, from science to religion to law to education. In its expansive review, this book is both about neo-institutional thought in general andworld society theory in particular. This book is both by John W. Meyer and about John W. Meyer: to the compilation of Meyer's canonized and current work, Georg Krucken and Gili S. Drori add an essay on the theoretical and empirical contribution of Meyer's institutional theory, placing it within the broader context of contemporarysocial theory, globalization research, and organizational studies in both in the United States and Europe.
Georg Krucken is professor for Science Organization; Higher Education and Science Management at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer. After undergraduate und graduate studies in sociology, philosophy, and political sciences at Bielefeld University and the University of Bologna, he received his Ph.D. in sociology ...
Title:World Society: The Writings of John W. MeyerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:July 17, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Overview1. Gili S. Drori and Georg Krucken: World Society: A Theory and a Research Program in Context2. John W. Meyer: Reflections: Institutional Theory and World SocietyPart II: Concepts and Processes3. John W. Meyer, John Boli, and George M. Thomas: Rationalization: Ontology and Rationalization in the Western Cultural Account4. John W. Meyer and Brian Rowan: Myth and Ritual: Institutionalized Organizations: Formal Structure as Myth5. John W. Meyer and Ronald L. Jepperson: Actorhood: The "Actors" of Modern Society: The Cultural Construction of Social Agency6. David Strang and John W. Meyer: Diffusion: Institutional Conditions for Diffusion7. John W. Meyer: Globalization: Sources and Effects on National States and SocietiesPart III: Applications8. John W. Meyer, John Boli, George M. Thomas, and Francisco O. Ramirez: The Nation-State: World Society and the Nation-State9. John W. Meyer and Francisco O. Ramirez: Education: The World Institutionalization of Education10. John W. Meyer, David J. Frank, Ann Hironaka, Evan Schofer, and Nancy Tuma: Environment: the Structuring of a World Environmental Regime, 1870-199011. John W. Meyer: Management: Globalization and the Expansion and Standardization of Management12. Gili S. Drori, John W. Meyer, Francisco O. Ramirez, and Evan Schofer: Science: World Society and the Authority and Empowerment of Science13. John W. Meyer: Human Rights: World Society, the Welfare State, and the Life Course: An Institutionalist Perspective14. David J. Frank and John W. Meyer: The Individual: The Profusion of Individual Roles and Identities in the Postwar Period15. Elizabeth Heger Boyle and John W. Meyer: Law: Modern Law as a Secularized and Global Model: Implications for the Sociology of Law16. John W. Meyer: The European Union: The European Union and the Globalization of Culture17. John W. Meyer: Universities: the University in Europe and the World: Twentieth Century ExpansionPart IV: Bibliography of Meyer's Writings