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      Francois Nielsen
    Social movements, stratification, methods; income inequality and development in cross-national and cross-regional perspective; computer simulation of income distribution processes; ecobiology of collective action; sociobiology more...
    Francois Nielsen
    Title:Professor, Sociology
    Department/School:Sociology, CB#3210
    Telephone:(919) 962-5064
    Email:francois_nielsen@unc.edu
    Webpage:http://www.unc.edu/~nielsen/
    Appointed Year:1988
    Tenured:Yes
    Education:• PHD Sociology, Stanford University 1978
    • BA Sociology, Universite Libre de Bruxelles 1972
    World Area Of Focus:
    • Western Europe/European Union (EU) (25%-50%)
    Languages:
    • Dutch (Flemish) (elementary proficiency)
    • French (native/bilingual proficiency)
    • German (limited working proficiency)
    • Latin (limited working proficiency)
    Specialization:Social movements, stratification, methods; income inequality and development in cross-national and cross-regional perspective; computer simulation of income distribution processes; ecobiology of collective action; sociobiology
    Relevant Experience:Research in Brussels (Summer 1999) for regional mobilization survey study being conducted with Gary Marks
    Distinctions:1996-97 Graduate Student Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. Sociology Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Principal Investigator, "Upgrading Odum Lab for Instructional Technology." Chancellor's Program on Instructional Technology 1997-98 Grant. October 1997-June 1998. $80,000.
    Dissertations and Theses Supervised in Past 5 Years:Linguistic Conflict in Belgium: An Ecological Approach. 1978.
    Relevant Courses Taught:• Human societies; sociological theory; data analysis in sociological research; statistics for sociologists; linear regression models; social stratification.
    Recent Publications:• 2012 “Talents and Obstacles: Pareto’s Morphological Schema and Contemporary Social Stratification Research.” In Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries: Essays on Pareto. Edited by Joseph V. Femia and Alasdair J. Marshall. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 21–46.
    • 2010 “The Kuznets Curve and the Inequality Process.” Co-authored with John Angle and Enrico Scalas. In Econophysics and Economics of Games, Social Choices, and Quantitative Techniques. Edited by Banasri Basu, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Satya R. Chakravarty, and Kausik Gangopadhay. Milan, Italy: Springer, 125–138.
    • 2009 “Changing Patterns of Income Inequality in U.S. Counties, 1970–2000.” Co-authored with Stephanie Moller and Arthur S. Alderson. American Journal of Sociology 114: 4: 1037–1101.
    • 2009 “The Politics of Women’s Economic Independence.” Co-authored with Evelyne Huber, John Stephens, David Bradley, and Stephanie Moller. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society 1–39.
    • 2007 Nielsen, François. 2007b. “Industrial Revolution.” Pp. 2293–2297 in Black well Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by George Ritzer. Oxford, Eng land: Blackwell Publishing.
    • 2007 Nielsen, François. 2007c. “Income Inequality in the Global Economy: The Myth of Rising World Inequality.” Harvard College Economics Review 1: 2 (Spring): 23–26.
    • 2003 Bradley, David, Evelyne Huber, Stephanie Moller, Francois Nielsen, and John Stephens. "Distribution and Redistribution in Post-industrial Democracies." World Politics. World Politics 55: 2(January): 193-228. 2003.
    • 2003 "Globalization and the Great U-Turn: Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries" Version in German to appear in Marktexpansion, Wohlfahrtsstaatsumbau und soziale Ungleichheit, edited by Walter Muller and Stefani Scherer. Frankfurt, Germany:Campus Verlag. 2003.
    • 2003 "Globalization and the Great U-Turn: Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries" Condensed version to appear in Globalization and Society: Processes of Differentiation Examined, edited by Raymond Breton and Jeffrey G. Reitz. Westport, CT:Greenwood Press. 2003.
    • 2003 Reprinted in part in Development and Underdevelopment:The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 3d edition, edited by John T. Passe-Smith and Mitchell A. Seligson. Boulder, CO:Lynne Rienner. Forthcoming 2003
    • 2002 Alderson, Arthur S. and Francois Nielsen. 2002. "Globalization and the Great U-Turn:Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries." American Journal of Sociology 107 (5):1244-1299. 2002
    • 2002 Alderson, Arthur S. and François Nielsen. 2006. “Globalization and the Great U-Turn: Income Inequality Trends in 16 OECD Countries.” Pp. 22–75 in Social Stratification: Critical Concepts in Sociology – Volume 5: Globalization and the Resurgence of Inequality, edited by David Inglis and John Bone. London: Routledge. [Reprinted from Alderson and Nielsen 2002.]
    • 2001 Delacroix, Jacques and Francois Nielsen. 2001. "The Beloved Myth: Protestantism and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism in Nineteenth Century Europe." Social Forces 80:509-553.
    • 2001 Delacroix, Jacques and Francois Nielsen. 2001. "The Beloved Myth:Protestantism and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism in Nineteenth Century Europe." Social Forces 80:509-553. 2001
    • 1999 Alderson, Arthur S. and Francois Nielsen. 1999. "Inequality, Development, & Dependence:A Reconsideration." American Sociological Review 64:606-631. 1999
     
     

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