Robert Merton Revisited
Klaus Bachmann is a historian and a political scientist, the holder of the Chair of In- ternational Politics at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities. His re- search focuses on transitional justice, European integration, decision making, and pub- lic opinion in non-pluralist societies. He has been a visiting scholar at many universi- ties worldwide. He is the author of Vergeltung, Strafe, Amnesty. Eine vergleichende Studie zu Kollaboration und ihrer Aufarbeitung in Belgien, Polen und den Niederlan- den (2011) and Repression, Protest, Toleranz. Wertewandel und Vergangenheitsbe- wältigung in Polen nach 1956 (2010). Klaus Birkelbach is interim Professor for Education and Social Inequality at the Uni- versity Duisburg-Essen. His current research interests include sociology of education, life-course research, social stratification, sociology of religion, and logic and method- ology of the social sciences. He has recently published Komparative empirische Sozialforschung (co-edited with T. Beckers, J. Hagenah, and U. Rosar, 2010). Raymond Boudon is Emeritus Professor at the Sorbonne. He has been elected as a member of the Institut de France, the Academia Europaea, the British Academy, the Royal Society of Canada, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among other publications, he is the author of Education, Opportunity and Social Inequality (1973), The Critical Dictionary of Sociology (with F. Bourricaud, 1989), The Analysis of Ideology (1989), The Art of Self-persuasion (1994), The Origin of Values (2001), The Poverty of Relativism (2004), and Tocqueville for Today (2006). Colin Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of York. He...
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