Stein Ringen

ABOUT

Stein Ringen is Visiting Professor of political economy at King’s College London and Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. His most recent book is The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century (Hong Kong University Press  2016). His blog on the whys and hows of democracy is on ThatsDemocracy.com His earlier books include Nation of Devils: Democracy and the Problem of Obedience (Yale University Press, 2013), The Korean State and Social Policy: How South Korea Lifted Itself from Poverty and Dictatorship to Affluence and Democracy (co-authored, Oxford 2011) and What Democracy Is For: On Freedom and Moral Government (Princeton 2007). He was a Professor of Welfare Studies at the University of Stockholm and has held visiting professorships and fellowships in Paris, Berlin, Prague, Barbados, Jerusalem, Sydney, Hong Kong and at Harvard University. He has been Assistant Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice, a consultant to the United Nations, and a news and feature reporter with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

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