In “The Social Differentiation of the Educational System” (Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 2 (April 2004), pp. 255-272), Raf Vanderstraeten, among other … More
In researching the function systems, it is too restricting to use a term like politics or political or government and … More
There is no self-description of modern society without at least implicit reference to functional differentiation. The distinction of function systems such as … More
This post is a sort of response to Steffen Roth (2014) “Fashionable Functions: A Google Ngram View of Trends in … More
A link to a paper by David Seidl from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich School of Management).
The Panama Papers scandal can be taken as further evidence of the declining relevance of the nation state, at least for the … More
In Risk: A Sociological Theory (English translation, 1993), Luhmann argues that in the second half of the 18th century a … More