Richard Swedberg
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Richard Swedberg

Swedish sociologist

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Richard Swedberg is a sociologist from Sweden who specializes in economic sociology and social theory. He has earned a Ph.D from Boston College and a MM.L. (“Juris kandidat”) from Stockholm University.

His best known work in social theory is The Art of Social Theory, a practice-oriented monograph on theory. His work in economic sociology was pioneering, and he helped transform the discipline into a recognized subfield in sociology. He has written multiple books on economic sociology, including Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology and Tocqueville’s Political Economy.

Swedberg has taught Cornell University students seminars on Tocqueville, Schumpeter, Weber, and others, as well as courses on sociological theory, theorizing as practice, and rationality and society. He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, the Council for Philosophy of Science at the Norwegian Technical-Natural Science University of Trondheim, and the Sociological Research Association. He has worked for the Department of Sociology at Cornell University since 2002, and is now a professor emeritus. From Fall of 2018 to Spring of 2019, Swedburg was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, having previously been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, California.

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Richard Swedberg is a Swedish sociologist. Since 2002 he works at the Department of Sociology at Cornell University.

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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Boston College
Boston College

Private research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

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Stockholm University
Stockholm University

State university of Stockholm, Sweden

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Sociology