Stein Kuhnle

Prof. Stein Kuhnle
Professor of Comparative Social Policy
Department of Comparative Politics, the University of Bergen (Norway)
The Hertie School of Governance (Germany)
Short CV:
Stein Kuhnle teaches Comparative Social Policy and Welfare State Reform at the Hertie School of Governance and Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen (Norway). He holds a cand. polit. degree from the University of Bergen and has been teaching there as a Professor of Comparative Politics since 1982. He has directed the Department of Comparative Politics for many years. He currently serves as adjunct professor at the Centre for Welfare State Research at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. As visiting scholar and professor, he has done research and given seminars at the University of California, Berkeley, the LSE, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Mannheim and at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Recently published:
Stein Kuhnle (2011) "International Modeling in the Making of the Nordic Social Security Systems", chapter 4 in Pauli Kettunen and Klaus Petersen (eds) Beyond Welfare State Models: Transnational Perspectives on Social Policy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Alexander Graser and Stein Kuhnle, "Social Policy and Multi-level Governance", Ch. 26 in Enderlein, Henrik; Wälti, Sonja; and Zürn, Michael (eds) Handbook On Multi-Level Governance, Cheltenham: E.Elgar Publishing (2010).
Stein Kuhnle and Anne Sander, "The Emergence of the Western Welfare State", Ch. 5 in Francis G. Castles, Stephan Leibfried, Jane Lewis, Herbert Obinger, Christopher Pierson (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, Oxford University Press (2010: pp. 63-82).
Stein Kuhnle: "Commentary: What Role for the Third Sector in European Public Policy-Making?", Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 71-74 (2010).
Stein Kuhnle, Chen Yinzhang, Klaus Petersen, and Pauli Kettunen (eds) The Nordic Welfare State, Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2010. Published in Chinese.
Stein Kuhnle, "Turning Point for the European Social Model?", Current History, Vol. 109, Issue 725 (March 2010): 99-104. 
Stein Kuhnle and Anne Sander, "Welfare state", in Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Topler and Regina List (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, Springer New York (2010): pp. 1639-1643. 
Stein Kuhnle, "Globalization and Social Policy", published in Chinese, in Journal of Public Administration, Vol.2, No. 5: 24-36 (October 2009) (Guangzhou, China).
Christof Schiller, Henni Hensen and Stein Kuhnle: "Global health policy: What role for international governmental organizations?", Ch. 10 in Rune Ervik, Nanna Kildal and Even Nilssen (eds), The Role of International Organizations in Social Policy. Ideas, Actors and Impact, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing (2009): pp. 212-245.
Stein Kuhnle, "The Nordic Model : Ambiguous, but Useful Concept", in Herbert Obinger, Elmar Rieger (Hg.) Wohlfahrtsstaatlichkeit in entwickelten Demokratien: Herausforderungen, Reformen, Perspektiven (Festschrift für Stephan Leibfried), Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag: 2009 (pp. 275-294).
Stein Kuhnle (ed.) Stein Rokkan - Statesman of the Social Sciences, published by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services and International Social Science Council, Bergen: May 2009.
Christof Schiller and Stein Kuhnle, "The Erosion of the Institutional Pillars of the German Sozialstaat", The Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, 73-103 (2008) 
Nanna Kildal and Stein Kuhnle, "Old Age Pensions, Poverty and Dignity: Historical Arguments for Universal Pensions", in Global Social Policy, 2008:8 (August): 208-237.