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 


Curriculum vitae (January 2020)


Recent publications

Fore more, see the ASEP database of the Czech Academy of Sciences.