Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński

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Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński, Warsaw, April 17, 2008

Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński (4 May 1944 – 4 January 2015) was a Polish sociologist, political scientist and writer. A professor of sociology, he was the founder and first headperson of the Polish Academy of Sciences' Institute of Political Studies and the rector of Warsaw-based Collegium Civitas. He was also a fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna, the University of Notre Dame, and Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin,[1][2] as well as a member of the Polish National Council for Civil Service and the National Council for European Integration. He was teaching at the College of Europe (Natolin campus) since 1999.

Apart from his scientific activities, Wnuk-Lipiński was also a successful author of science-fiction novels and novellas, and one of precursors of social science fiction genre in Poland (along with Janusz Zajdel). The middle part of his Apostezjon social fiction dystopia trilogy (Wir pamięci, Rozpad połowiczny, Mord założycielski) received the 1988 Janusz A. Zajdel Award for the best Polish science-fiction novel.[3][4]

Wnuk-Lipiński was born in Sucha.


Selected Books[edit]

Praca i wypoczynek w budżecie czasu (Balancing work and leisure), Wrocĺaw 1972 • Czas wolny – współczesność i perspektywy (Leisure – Contemporary and future issues), Warszawa 1975

• Rozumienie kultury (Understanding culture), Warszawa 19754

• Budżet czasu – struktura społeczna – polityka społeczna (Time budget – social structure -social policy), Wrocław 1980

• Equality and inequality under socialism – Poland and Hungary compared, London 1983 (Co-author and Co-editor with Tomas Kolosi)

• Nierówności i upośledzenia w świadomości społecznej (Inequalities and Deprivations in Social Consciousness), Warszawa 1987, (editor and co-author)

• Grupy i więzi społeczne w monocentrycznym społeczeństwie masowym (Groups and social bonds in a monocentric mass society), Warsaw 1990 (Editor and co-author)

• Non-market economies and inequalities in health, in "Social Science and Medicine", vol.31, No. 8, 1990, London, (Co –authr and Co-editor with Raymond Illsley)

• Polacy '88 – Dynamika konfliktu a szanse reform (Poles '88 – Dynamics of conflict and chances for reforms), Warszawa 1989 (Co-author)

• Polacy '90 – Konflikty i zmiana (Poles '90 – Conflicts and change), Warsaw 1991 (Coauthor and Co-editor)

• Rozpad połowiczny – Szkice z socjologii transformacji ustrojowej (Half-life – Essays in the sociology of systemic transformation), Warszawa, 1992

• After Communism. A multidisciplinary approach to radical social change, Warsaw 1995 (Editor and Co-author)

• Elity w Polsce, w Rosji i na Węgrzech. Wymiana czy reprodukcja? (Elites in Poland, Russia and Hungary. Circulation or reproduction?) (Co-author and Co-editor with Ivan Szelenyi and Don Treiman), Warszawa, 1995 (The English version was published in a special issue of “Theory and Society”, October 1995)

• Demokratyczna rekonstrukcja. Z socjologii radykalnej zmiany społecznej, (Democratic reconstruction. The sociology of radical social change), PWN, Warszawa 1996

• Values and radical social change. Comparing the Polish and South-African experience (Co-author and Editor), Warsaw 1998

• Pierwsza dekada niepodległości. Próba socjologicznej syntezy. (The first decade of independence. A tentative sociological synthesis) (Co-author and Editor), Institute of Political Studies, Warsaw, 2001

• Granice wolności. Pamiętnik polskiej transformacji (The limits of freedom. The diary of Polish transformation), Wyd. Scholar, Warszawa 2002

• Świat międzyepoki. Globalizacja – demokracja – państwo narodowe (A world between epochs. Globalization – democracy – nation state), Znak, Kraków, 2004

• Socjologia życia publicznego (The sociology of public life), Scholar, Warszawa, First edition – 2005, second edition – 2008 (this book is translated into Russian: Mysl Publishers, Moscow)

• Democracy under stress. The global crisis and beyond (co-author and co-editor), Barbara Budrich Publishers, Opladen – Berlin – Farmington Hills MI 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin
  2. ^ Biography at Collegium Civitas
  3. ^ Laureaci Nagrody Fandomu Polskiego im. Janusza A. Zajdla, (Laureates of the Janusz A. Zajdla Award) [1]
  4. ^ "Prof. Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński nie żyje" (in Polish). gazeta.pl. 4 January 2015. 

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