international encyclopaedia entries wanted

For the second edition of the International Encyclopedia for the Social and Behavioural Sciences (Oxford: Elsevier, 2015) the biography editors are looking for authors for some of the still unassigned entries.


Each bio-entry should have approximately 5000 words and contain the following: (1) the most important biographical facts (country of origin, education, professional qualifications, networks, academic achievements and awards, etc); (2) a short description of the major works and publications; (3) a discussion of the lasting impact and discussion of the work (4) a select bibliography.


The publisher pays a small symbolic sum (100 USD) to the author of each entry.


The following entries that have remained unassigned  so far are:


Aron, Raymond

Amond, Gabriel A.

Beauvoir, Simone de

Barzun, Jacques

Becker, Howard S.

Bendix, Reinhard

Benhabib, Seyla

Berger, Peter

Berlin, Isaiah

Boltanski, Luc

Burkhardt, Jacob

Coleman, James Samuel

Collins, Randall

Dahl, Robert D.

Dahrendorf, Ralf

Dewey, John

Du Bois, W.E.B.

Feyerband, Paul

Freyre, Paul,

Freud, Anna

Gadamer, Hans Georg

Garfinkel, Harold

Geertz, Clifford

Hofstadter, Richard

Huntington, Samuel P.

Illich, Ivan

Jacobs, Jane

James, William

Keynes, John M.

Kinsey, Alfred

Kohlberg, Lawrence

Krugman, Paul

Lacan, Jacques

Levi-Strauss, Claude

Lipset, Seymour Martin

Malinowski, Bronislaw

Malthus, Thomas Robert

Mann, Michael

Moore, Barrington Jr

Offe, Claus

Pareto Vilfredo

Parsons, Talcott

Piaget, Jean

Putnam, Robert D

Rawls, John

Ricardo, David

Riesman, David

Robinson, Joan

Rokkan, Stein

Runciman, W.G

Sahlins, Marshall

Sandel, Michael

Sapir, Edward

Sarmiento, Fausto Domingo

Saussure, Ferdinand de

Schmitt, Carl

Skocpol, Theda

Sennett, Richard

Solow, Robert

Smithy, Adam

Spinoza, Baruch

Stiglitz, Joseph

Sumner, William

Troeltsch, Ernst

Wallerstein, Emmanuel

Wilson, William Julius


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For suggestions please contact the main editor of the bio section, Andreas Hess:


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