Jan Balon

head of department

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Jan Balon specializes in the study of formative periods in the history of social science. He is the author of 5 books including Sociological Theory (2007), The Society of Our Age (2011), Contemporary Sociological Theory (2011), Sociology in the USA (2011), History of Sociology in the Czech Republic (2017); and the editor of 6 collections. He took part in a number of research projects that looked into various aspects of the institutional development in the academic field. Recently, he is involved in a project which seeks to pick up on sociological legacies in relation to the topic of domination.

Research interests: Philosophy and History of Science, Social Studies of Science, Science Policy, Social Theory, Sociology in the US 


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