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Luhmann, Niklas 1927-1998

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Works: 1,045 works in 3,583 publications in 8 languages and 39,518 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Adapter, Dedicatee
Classifications: HM131, 301
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Risk : a sociological theory by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and German and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love as passion : the codification of intimacy by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and German and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soziale Systeme : Grundriss einer allgemeinen Theorie by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
71 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social systems by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Germany's most prominent social thinker here sets out a contribution to sociology that aims to rework our understanding of meaning and communication. He links social theory to recent theoretical developments in scientific disciplines
Introduction to systems theory by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
38 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Niklas Luhmann ranks as one of the most important sociologists and social theorists of the twentieth century. Through his many books he developed a highly original form of systems theory that has been hugely influential in a wide variety of disciplines. In Introduction to Systems Theory, Luhmann explains the key ideas of general and sociological systems theory and supplies a wealth of examples to illustrate his approach. The book offers a wide range of concepts and theorems that can be applied to politics and the economy, religion and science, art and education, organization and the family. Moreover, Luhmann's ideas address important contemporary issues in such diverse fields as cognitive science, ecology, and the study of social movements. This book provides all the necessary resources for readers to work through the foundations of systems theory - no other work by Luhmann is as clear and accessible as this. There is also much here that will be of great interest to more advanced scholars and practitioners in sociology and the social sciences. --Book Jacket
The reality of the mass media by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems to an examination of the role of mass media in the constitution of social reality." "Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives. Rather, he contends that the system of mass media is regulated by the internal code information/noninformation, which enables the system to select its information (news) from its own environment and to communicate this information in accordance with its own reflexive criteria."--BOOK JACKET
A sociological theory of law by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and German and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Niklas Luhmann is recognised as a major social theorist, and his treatise on the sociology of law is a classic text. For Luhmann, law provides the framework of the state, lawyers are the main human resource for the state, and legal theory provides the most suitable base from which to theorize on the nature of society. He explores the concept of law in the light of a general theory of social systems, showing the important part law plays in resolving fundamental problems a society may face. He then goes on to discuss in detail how modern 'positive' - as opposed to 'natural' - law comes to fulfil
Ecological communication by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A systems theory of religion by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Systems Theory of Religion, still unfinished at Niklas Luhmann's death in 1998, was first published in German two years later thanks to the editorial work of André Kieserling. One of Luhmann's most important projects, it exemplifies his later work while redefining the subject matter of the sociology of religion. Religion, for Luhmann, is one of the many functionally differentiated social systems that make up modern society. All such subsystems consist entirely of communications and all are ""autopoietic,"" which is to say, self-organizing and self-generating. Here, Luhmann expla
Theorie der Gesellschaft oder Sozialtechnologie. Was leistet d. Systemforschung? by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
56 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The differentiation of society by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art as a social system by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertrauen : ein Mechanismus der Reduktion sozialer Komplexität by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
38 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Realität der Massenmedien by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on self-reference by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Wissenschaft der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
38 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in German and English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liebe als Passion : zur Codierung von Intimität by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
49 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legitimation durch Verfahren by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
47 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political theory in the welfare state by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Kunst der Gesellschaft by Niklas Luhmann ( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in German and English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Luhman, Niklas, 1927-1998
Luhmann, N.
Luhmann, N., 1927-1998
Luhmann, N. (Niklas), 1927-1998
Luhmann, Niklas
Lūman, Niklas 1927-1998
Lumann, Niklas 1927-1998
Niklas Luhmann
Rūman, N. 1927-1998
Rūman, Nikorasu 1927-1998
Rūman, Nikurasu 1927-1998
Луман, Никлас, 1927-1998
ルーマン, N.
ルーマン, ニクラス
ルーマン, ニクラス 1927-1998
Languages
German (421)
English (221)
Italian (8)
Danish (6)
Spanish (6)
Japanese (4)
Portuguese (3)
Hungarian (1)
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