This blog focuses on social systems theory as developed by Niklas Luhmann (1927-98), Professor of Sociology at Bielefeld University in Germany. The site is maintained by Carlton Clark, Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I have started a Facebook group called Niklas Luhmann Group. Anyone interested in Luhmann’s work is welcome to join.





  1. Hi Carlton,

    Really enjoying your blog. I am currently using Luhmann as a framework for my phd, namely applying it to the concept of cyberspace. I’m curious, have you spent much time exploring Luhmann’s analytical strategies? I’m focusing on this right now, trying to get a handle on his somewhat unorthodox methodology. Would love to share thoughts or read a future piece on the strategies…


    1. Hi Kirill,
      Thanks very much! I sent you an email in December asking you to tell me more about your research, but didn’t a response. I’ll try again.


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