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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Renate Mayntz


 
Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Renate Mayntz
Emeritus Director and Founding Director
 
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-206
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

Theories of society/social systems; political institutions, policy development and implementation; development of science and of technology, relationship between science and politics; transnational structures and "global governance"
 

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Mayntz, Renate. 2018. Sovereign Nations and the Governance of International Finance. In: Critical Junctures in Mobile Capital, edited by Jocelyn Pixley and Helena Flam, 38-51. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  
Mayntz, Renate. 2017. "Handeln und Struktur, Akteur und System: Die kausale Rekonstruktion von sozialen Makrophänomenen am Beispiel der Finanzkrise." Zeitschrift für Theoretische Soziologie 1/2017: 5-26.  
Mayntz, Renate. 2015. Negotiated Reform: The Multilevel Governance of Financial Regulation. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus.  
Mayntz, Renate. 2014. "Die Finanzmarktkrise im Licht einer Theorie funktioneller Differenzierung." Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 66 (1): 1-19.  
Mayntz, Renate. 2012. Crisis and Control: Institutional Change in Financial Market Regulation. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus.  
Mayntz, Renate. 2004. "Mechanisms in the Analysis of Social Macro-Phenomena." Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2): 237-59.
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Vita

since 1997 Research on several topics including global structures and macro-social phenomena at the MPI for the Study of Societies
1997 Retirement
1985 Founding Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne
1973-1985 Full Professor of Sociology, University of Cologne
1971-1973 Full Professor of the Sociology of Organization, School of Public Administration, Speyer
1965-1971 Full Professor of Sociology, Free University of Berlin
1960-1965 Lecturer, Free University of Berlin
1958-1959 Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation
1957 Postdoctoral lectureship status (habilitation), Free University of Berlin
1953-1957 UNESCO Institute of Social Research, Cologne
1953 Doctorate in sociology, Free University of Berlin
1950 BA, Wellesley College (USA)

 

Awards and Honors (Selected)

2019: Honorary Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)  
2011: Verdienstorden des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen  
2010: Innovation Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for her life’s work  
2008: Ernst Hellmut Vits Award from the Society for the Advancement of the University of Münster  
2006: Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding scholarly performance from the German Sociological Association  
2002: Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences  
1999: Schader Prize, awarded by the Schader Foundation in Darmstadt  
1977, 1979, 2002: Honorary Doctorates from the University of Uppsala, the University of Paris X-Nanterre and the European University Institute in Florence  
Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
 

 
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