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Name: Rudolf Felix GEYER

Born: October 14, 1933, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Home address: Van Beeverlaan 8A, 1251 ES Laren, The Netherlands; phone: 31 35 5335641; fax: 31 35 533 5643; email: geyer@xs4all.nl and geyer@wins.uva.nl

Nationality: Dutch

Education:
  • 1940-1945: Primary school, in Naarden and Zeist;
  • 1945-1951: Secondary school (gymnasium , i.e., including Latin and Greek) in Zeist;
  • 1951-1954: Geology, University of Amsterdam (up to B.A.-level)
  • 1954-1961: Sociology, University of Amsterdam:
  • - "candidaatsexamen" (in between B.A. and M.A.) in July 1956;
  • - "doctoraalexamen", i.e., the completion of a Dutch post-graduate education; it is a terminal degree, conveying full rights to teach; an (optional) Ph.D. requires no further courses or examinations; therefore roughly equivalent to American doctoral examination, excluding final thesis; resulting in title: "doctorandus" (drs.); in July 1961.
  • 1973-1980: Doctoral thesis in preparation on applicability of General Systems Theory to alienation theory; dissertation supervisors: Prof. Alvin W. Gouldner (1973-1976) and prof. Hiddo M. Jolles (1976-1980); was published in 1980 by Pergamon Press in its Systems Science and World Order Library (see under Publications); resulted in title Dr. in May 1980.

    Languages:
  • - Fluent in English, French, German, Dutch (writing, speaking and reading);
  • - Mainly reading ability in most other Roman and Germanic languages (esp. Spanish, Italian, Swedish);
  • - Also moderate speaking knowledge of Italian and Swedish.

    Work experience:
    July 1961 - December 1962: Project manager, NIMM (Netherlands Institute for Motivation and Marketing Research), Amsterdam. Publications: several research reports, both commercial (mainly "brand image" and "company image" research) and non-commercial (policy research for several government departments).

    January 1963 - August 1963: Participant observation of kibbutz life in Israel, including half-year course in Hebrew and study at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    September 1963 - July 1964: Research associate/lecturer, Institute of Descriptive Sociology, University of Amsterdam (evaluation of community development projects in underdeveloped countries).

    September 1964 - August 1968: Research director, OAR (Foundation for Labor Market Research in the Rhine Delta Area), Rotterdam. Invited for this function by professor Jacques van Doorn, Department of Sociology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, who initiated the collaboration of municipal and regional authorities, business and labor unions in the above mentioned foundation.
    Its purpose: to find solutions for the structural labor shortages in the Rotterdam area, caused by the rapid post-war expansion that resulted in its becoming the world's biggest harbor in 1962.
    Publications: research reports on acceptance and social adaptation of foreign labor, on possibilities for and attitudes towards married women in part-time jobs, and on migration motives of migrants to and from the Rhine Delta (Rotterdam) Area. The latter research project, based on an nationwide sample of 1600 respondents, was subsidized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, while the final report received considerable newspaper and television coverage, even abroad.

    September 1968 - 1998: Head of the Methodology Division at SISWO, Amsterdam. SISWO -a Dutch acronym for Netherlands Universities' Institute for Coordination of Research in Social Sciences - was founded in 1960 by the social science departments of all Dutch universities. It is governed by a board consisting of representatives of these departments, and was financed directly, up till 1991, by the Ministry of Education and Sciences; since 1991 it is financed indirectly by this Ministry, through the University of Amsterdam, to which it is now affiliated as an independent foundation.
    SISWO's tasks include in principle all those tasks that are beyond the scope of a single social science department, such as:
    1) Nationwide coordination of information exchange between social science departments of different universities concerning: research in progress, publications, expected "empty" research capacity, standardization of teaching materials, etc.
    2) Mediation between government institutions - such as the Ministries of Education and Sciences; Social Affairs; Mental Health; Culture, Recreation and Social Work; Science Policy; the National Physical Planning Service; the Foundation for Scientific Research, the Dutch NSF -interested to initiate and subsidize certain projects, and university departments able and willing to carry them out. SISWO's mediation stretches from the planning stage to the delivery of the final report, and involves scientific as well as organizational and budgetary aspects.
    3) Stimulation of nationwide coordination in the development of university teaching programs, e.g., inter-university cooperation in the development of specialized audiovisual courses, computer software, etc.
    4) Stimulation of nationwide and increasingly also international coordination of interuniversity research programs, e.g., working with specialists in different fields towards consensus over research priorities, allocation of money and resources, etc.; often on the basis of exploratory research, memoranda or trend reports prepared by SISWO.

    SISWO is divided in a number of divisions, each engaged in all of the above activities within its own field - in my case mainly statistics, general methodology, research methods and techniques, and methodological aspects of cybernetics/GST (General Systems Theory and alienation theory.


    JOB-RELATED FUNCTIONS:

  • 1964-1970: Board member, resp. advisor of the foundation "Academisch Centrum voor Sociologisch Onderzoek (Academic Centre for Sociological Research), Amsterdam;
  • 1970-1974: Treasurer (1970-1972) and board member (1972-1974) of the Systeemgroep Nederland (Dutch Society for Systems Research), Utrecht;
  • 1970-1977: Coordinator of the Working Group on Social Systems of the above organization;
  • 1971-1979: Secretary, Research Committee on the Sociology of Mental Health of the International Sociological Association (ISA). In this capacity also: editor of the Newsletter of this Research Committee, and chairman of its session on "Social Structure and Personality" at the 8th World Congress of Sociology (Toronto, 1974); co-organizer, with chairman professor N.W. Bell and vice-chairman dr G. Nijhof, of its sessions at the 9th World Congress of Sociology (Uppsala, 1978);
  • 1973-1980: Organizer, together with professor David Schweitzer (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) of Ad Hoc Group on Alienation Theory and Research of the International Sociological Association; prepared in this capacity the scientific program of this group for its sessions during the two above mentioned congresses, with altogether over 100 papers; co-edited with David Schweitzer two volumes with a selection of papers from these sessions: Theories of Alienation - Critical Perspectives in Philosophy and the Social Sciences, The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1976; and Alienation: Problems of Meaning, Theory and Method, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981;
  • 1973-1975: Member of the Research Group on Science Policy, founded jointly by the Dutch Society for Systems Research and SISWO; this group analyzed the national science policies of the Netherlands and other countries, and presented recommendations for a national science policy based on application of systems theory, analysis of the available literature, and national science policy so far;
  • 1974-1975: Initiator and co-organizer (with professor Alvin W. Gouldner and others) of international congress on "New Paradigms in Social Theory", April 1975 at the Free University, Amsterdam;
  • 1977-1978: Organizer (with prof. J. Rose, director-general of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics, WOSC) of the 4th World Congress of Cybernetics and Systems, Amsterdam, August 1978; chairman of Local Arrangements Committee, and co-organizer and co-editor - with prof. J. van der Zouwen,
  • Free University, Amsterdam - of Social Systems Section and Social Systems Symposium, and of a volume
  • with a selection of papers from this congress: Sociocybernetics, vols. 1 and 2, The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff,
  • 1978;
  • 1979-1984: Board member, Systeemgroep Nederland;
  • 1980-1981: Co-organizer (with prof. J. van der Zouwen) of Social Systems Section, 5th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems (Mexico City, August 1982); teacher at two-week Summer School on Systems Theory in Mexico City preceding this congress; and co-editor, with prof. J. van der Zouwen of a volume with a selection of papers from this congress: Dependence and Inequality - A Systems Approach to the Problems of Mexico and Other Developing Countries, Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1982;
  • 1980-1986: Secretary, NOSMO (Foundation Netherlands Organization for Social-Scientific Methodological Research), a group comprising some 350 Dutch social science methodologists, with a dozen subgroups on specialized areas within methodology that regularly meet to exchange research results and evaluate research proposals;
  • 1980-1983 and 1987-1988: Secretary, Research Committee on Alienation Theory and Research, International Sociological Association (ISA), and delegate to the ISA Research Council; coordinated in this capacity the scientific program of the Research Committee for its sessions during the 10th World Congress of Sociology (Mexico City, August 1982); and co-edited with David Schweitzer a volume with a selection of papers from this congress: Alienation Theories and De-alienation Strategies, Northwood: Science Reviews, Ltd.
  • 1983-1986: Executive Secretary, International Sociological Association (ISA); formally half-time, de facto full-time, on loan from SISWO; regular contacts with some 40 Research Committees, other international organizations (e.g., UNESCO, International Social Science Council), foundations, national sociological associations, ISA-publisher SAGE and other publishers (regarding Current Sociology, International Sociology, Sage Series in International Sociology), professional congress organizers; preparation of program (comprising over 500 sessions) for 11th World Congress of Sociology, New Delhi, 1986, and overall organizational coordination of its organizational aspects;
  • 1983-1984: Co-organizer (with prof. J. van der Zouwen) of Social Systems Section, 6th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems (Paris, September 10-14, 1984); and co-editor of a volume with a selection of papers from this congress: Sociocybernetic Paradoxes - Observation, Control and Evolution of Self-steering Systems, London: SAGE, 1986;
  • 1986-1994: Secretary, SoMO (Working Community on Social Science Methodology), a successor to NOSMO which forms part of the Dutch NWO (National Science Foundation) system; from 1994 onward again renamed NOSMO;
  • 1986-1987: Co-organizer (with prof. J. van der Zouwen) of Social Systems Section, 7th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems (London, September 10-14, 1984); and co-editor of a volume with a selection of papers from this congress: Self-referencing in Social Systems, Salinas, CA: Intersystems Publications, 1990;
  • 1987-1993: Advisor of the Board, Systeemgoep Nederland (Dutch Society for Systems Research);
  • 1988-1994: President, Research Committee on Alienation Theory and Research; organized in this capacity
  • the sessions of the Research Committee at the 12th and 13th World Congresses of Sociology (Madrid, 1990; and Bielefeld, 1994), and co-edited, with Research Committee secretary professor Walter Heinz (Bremen, FRG) a volume with a selection of papers from the Madrid congress, Alienation, Society, and the Individual - Continuity and Change in Theory and Research, published both as a triple issue of International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 11(6-8), 1991, and as a book: New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1992;
  • 1988-1994: Member of ISA Research Council
  • 1989-1990: Organizer of Social Systems Section, 8th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems,
  • New York, 1990; editor of a volume with a selection of papers from this section and other sections: The Cybernetics of Complex Systems - Self-organization, Evolution, and Social Change, Salinas, CA: Intersystems Publications, 1991;
  • 1991-1994: Member of Executive Committee, International Sociological Association (ISA);
  • 1992-1998: Secretary-treasurer, Systeemgroep Nederland (Dutch Society for Systems Research)
  • 1992-1995: Secretary, WgWO (Working Community on Science Research) of the Dutch NWO (National
  • Science Foundation) system
  • 1993-1998: Secretary-treasurer, Systeemgroep Nederland
  • 1994-1998: As 1980-1986 above: secretary, NOSMO
  • 1995-1998: Secretary, Thematic Group (since November 1996 Working Group) on Sociocybernetics and Social Systems (WG01), ISA
  • 1996-1998: Organizer, on behalf of WG01, of Sociocybernetics Section, 10th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems, Bucharest, August 26-31,1996; edited a volume with a selection of papers entitled: Sociocybernetics: Complexity, Dynamics and Emergence in Social Science, and session coordinator of WG01 sessions at 14th World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, Canada, July 26-August 1, 1998
  • 1998-present: Honorary President and Newsletter co-editor, Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51, ISA)



    PUBLICATIONS:

    A. BOOKS:

  • 1. R.F. Geyer and D. Schweitzer (eds.), Theories of Alienation - Critical Perspectives in Philosophy and the Social Sciences. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Social Sciences Division, 1976 (340 p.)
  • 2. R.F. Geyer and J. van der Zouwen (eds.), Sociocybernetics (2 vols.). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Social Sciences Division, 1978 (312 p.)
  • 3. J. Berting, R.F. Geyer and R. Jurkovich (eds.), Problems in International Comparative Research in the Social Sciences. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1980 (180 p.). Japanese translation: Tokyo: Tuttle-Mori Agency, 1988.
  • 4. R.F. Geyer, Alienation Theories: A General Systems Approach. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1980 (201p.)
  • 5. R.F. Geyer and D. Schweitzer (eds.), Alienation: Problems of Meaning, Theory and Method. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981 (283 p.)
  • 6. R.F. Geyer and J. van der Zouwen (eds.), Dependence and Inequality - A Systems Approach to the Problems of Mexico and Other Developing Countries. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1982 (326 p.)
  • 7. R.F. Geyer and J. van der Zouwen (eds.), Special Issue on Sociocybernetics. Kybernetes, 13(3), 1984
  • 8. R.F. Geyer and J. van der Zouwen (eds.), Sociocybernetic Paradoxes - Observation, Control and Evolution of Self-steering Systems. London/Beverly Hills/New Delhi: SAGE, 1986 (224 p.)
  • 9. R.F. Geyer and D. Schweitzer (eds.), Alienation Theories and De-Alienation Strategies - Comparative Perspectives in Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Northwood, UK: Science Reviews, Ltd., 1989 (368 p.)
  • 10. R.F. Geyer and J. van der Zouwen (eds.), Self-referencing in Social Systems. Salinas, CA: Intersystems Publications, 1990 (201 p.)
  • 11. R.F. Geyer (ed.), The Cybernetics of Complex Systems - Self-organization, Evolution and Social Change. Salinas, CA: Intersystems Publicatons, 1991 (257 p.)
  • 13 R.F. Geyer and W.R. Heinz (eds.) Alienation, Society, and the Individual. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1992. Also appeared as triple issue of International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 11(6-8), 1991 (256 p.)
  • 14. R.F. Geyer (ed.), Alienation, Ethnicity, and Postmodernism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996
  • 15. R.F. Geyer (ed.), Sociocybernetics: Complexity, Dynamics, and Emergence in Social Science. Bradford, UK: MCB University Press, 1997. Special double issue of Kybernetes, vol. 26, Nos. 6-7

  • B. CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

  • 1. "Alienation and stress: a review of their modern forms from the perspective of General Systems
  • Theory", pp. 72-83 in: Systems Thinking and the Quality of Life (Clair K. Blong, ed.). Washington:
  • Society for General Systems Research, 1975
  • 2. (co-authored with D. Schweitzer): "Introduction", pp. xiv-xxv in Theories of Alienation, op. cit., 1976
  • 3. "General Systems Theory and the growth of the individual's inner complexity as a function of time", pp. 32-50 in: Modern Trends in Cybernetics and Systems (J. Rose, ed.). Bucharest: Editura Tehnica, 1977
  • 4. "Individual alienation and information processing: a systems theoretical conceptualization", pp. 189-223 in Theories of Alienation, op. cit.
  • 5. "Interpersonal versus societal alienation: a systems theoretical perspective on the dilemmas involved in the management of environmental complexity", Systems Research, 1976
  • 6. "Personality traits and problems of global planners, pp. 207-220 in: Goals in a Global Community - Original Studies of the Goals for Mankind Report to the Club of Rome, Vol. I: Studies on the Conceptual Foundations (E. Laszlo, ed.). New York/London: UNITAR Publications and Pergamon Press, 1977
  • 7. "Entfremdung und Stress: aus der Perspektive der allgemeinen Systemtheorie" (German translation of Alienation and Stress, op. cit.), pp. 97-114 in: Die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion der Entfremdung (Michael Brenner and Hermann Strasser, eds.). Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, 1977
  • 8. "'Two separate realities': dyadic communication problems resulting from interpersonal differences in internal complexity", pp. 873-890 in: Applied General Systems Research (George J. Klir, ed.). New York: Plenum Press, 1978
  • 9. "A systems theoretical reconceptualization of some defense mechanisms", pp. xx-yy in: The Psychoanalytic Process (J. Katwan, ed.). New York: Gardner Press; and pp. xx-yy in: Der Psychoanalytische Prozess (J. Katwan, ed.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1979
  • 10. "Diminishing stress through environmental complexity reduction: countering the modern forms of alienation by learning how to cope with information overload", pp. 312-321 in: Avoiding Social Catastrophes and Maximizing Socia Opportunities: The General Systems Challenge (Richard F. Ericson, ed.). Washington: Society for General Systems Research, 1978
  • 11. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen) "Introduction", pp. 1-14 in Sociocybernetics, op. cit., 1978
  • 12. (co-authored with D. Schweitzer) "Advances and priorities in alienation theory and research", pp. 1-17 in: Alienation: Problems of Meaning, Theory and Method, op. cit., 1981
  • 13. "A general systems approach to psychiatric and sociological de-alienation", pp. 139-174 in: Alienation
  • and Anomie Revisited (S. Shoham, ed.). Tel Aviv: Ramot Publications, 1982
  • 14. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen) "Introduction", pp. ix-xiii in Dependence and Inequality, op. cit., 1982
  • 15. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen) "Systems views on development problems: a summary", pp. 307-326 in: Dependence and Inequality, op. cit., 1982
  • 16. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen) "Introduction", pp. 1-8 and "Epilogue: Sociocybernetics as the evolving interface between social science and cybernetics", pp. 206-214 in Sociocybernetic Paradoxes, op. cit., 1986
  • 17. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen) "Self-referencing in social systems", pp. 1-29 in Self-referencing in Social Systems, op cit., 1990
  • 18. (co-authored with M. Boden, H. Maturana, G. Pask, and F. Heylighen) "Old and New Cybernetics: A Panel Discussion", pp. 33-46 in Self-Steering and Cognition in Complex Systems (F. Heylighen, E. Rosseel and F. Demeyere, eds.). New York: Gordon and Breach, 1990
  • 19. "Introduction", pp. xi-xix in: The Cybernetics of Complex Systems, op. cit., 1991
  • 20. (co-authored with W.R. Heinz): "Introduction", pp. xi-xxxiii in: Alienation, Society, and the Individual, op. cit., 1991
  • 21. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen): "Sociocybernetics", pp. 95-124 in: Handbook of Cybernetics (C.V. Negoita, ed.). New York: Marcel Dekker, 1992

  • C. ARTICLES:

  • 1. "Normpercepties en ego-idealen bij aspirant-groepsleden" ("Norm perceptions and ego ideals in new group members"), a study based on 850 interviews with students and freshmen in the Amsterdam Student Corporation, making use of Osgood's semantic differential technique to test eight hypotheses (seven confirmed) about changes in norm perceptions and ego-ideals in the course of the so-called "freshmen's period". Sociologische Gids 8(5):209-233, September/October 1961 (see also Sociological Abstracts 17(1):D4835, February 1969)
  • 2. "Om de leefbaarheid van de Rijnmond" ("On the liveability of the Rhine Delta Area"), Intermediair, pp. 43-49, August 1, 1969
  • 3. (co-authored with L.A. Welters): "In een verwaarloosd leefklimaat stagneert de welvaartsproductie" ("The production of wellbeing stagnates in a neglected living climate"), Algemeen Handelsblad, August 30, 1969
  • 4. (co-authored with E. Bonsèl): "We moeten de groentijd handhaven" ("We have to maintain the freshmen period"), report on the positive functions of this socialization period in a changing student environment, based on a study by both authors of the Amsterdam Student Corporation, Panorama, September 5, 1969
  • 5. "Ik wacht op de volgende gedachte" ("I'm waiting for the next thought"), report on the 6th International Congress of Sociodrama and Psychodrama, Amsterdam, August 1971, Algemeen Handelsblad, September 4, 1971
  • 6. "Alienation and General Systems Theory" (development of a conceptual framework derived from GST, used to integrate different theoretical approaches to, and explanations of, alienation), Sociologia Neerlandica 10(1):18-41, May 1974, and also Sociologische Gids 212 (4):225-246, July/August 1974
  • 7. "Verder over vervreemding - antwoord aan Heunks" ("More on alienation - answer to Heunks"), Sociologische Gids 21 (4):394-398, November/December 1974
  • 8. "The sociocybernetic paradox: A short introduction", Kybernetes 13(3):129-131
  • 9. "Political alienation and environmental complexity reduction", Kybernetes, 19(2):11-31, 1990
  • 10. (with J. van der Zouwen): "Self-referencing in social systems", pp. 1-30 in: Self- referencing in Social
  • Systems, op. cit.
  • 11. "Report of the Sociocybernetics Section, 8th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems (New York, 1990)", Kybernetes 20(1):59-61, 1991
  • 12. "Modern forms of alienation in high-complexity environments: a systems approach", Kybernetes 20(2):10-28, 1991
  • 13. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen): "Cybernetics and social science: Theories and research in sociocybernetics", Kybernetes 20(6):81-92, 1991
  • 14. "Alienation in community and society: effects of increasing environmental complexity", Kybernetes,
  • 21(2):33-49, 1992
  • 15. "Autopoiesis and social systems", Intern. Journal of General Systems, 21(2):175-183, 1992
  • 16. "Answer to Zeleny and Hufford", International Journal of General Systems, 21(2):259-261
  • 17. "Alienation, Participation, and Increasing Societal Complexity", Kybernetes, 23(2):10-34, 1994
  • 18. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen): "Norbert Wiener and the Social Sciences", Kybernetes, 23(6/7):46-61, 1994
  • 19. "The Challenge of Sociocybernetics", Kybernetes, 24(4): 6-32, 1995
  • 20. (co-authored with J. van der Zouwen and W. Dijkstra) "Transforming Results of 'Methods Research'
  • into Guidelines Used in Survey Practice", Systemica, 10(1-6):227-242, 1995
  • 21. "Virtual Communities in Cyberspace", Kybernetes, 25(4):60-66
  • 22. "Introduction - The promise of Sociocybernetics: Solving Problems in Social Science", Kybernetes,
  • 26(6/7):634-638, 1997

  • D. PUBLISHED RESEARCH REPORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS:

  • 1. Bermtoerisme ("Roadside recreation", a report for the National Physical Planning Service, based on interviews). Amsterdam, NIMM (Nederlands Instituut voor Motivation en Marketing Research), 1961
  • 2. Plaatskaartenautomaten ("Ticket machines", a report for Dutch Railways on public reactions to the introduction of ticket machines). Amsterdam, NIMM (Nederlands Instituut voor Motivation en Marketing Research), 1961
  • 3. De toekomsttrein ("The train of the future", report for Dutch Railways on public reactions to different train interiors, based on 400 interviews with travellers in different train types). Amsterdam, NIMM (Nederlands Instituut voor Motivation en Marketing Research), 1962
  • 4. Het image van B.P. ("The image of B.P.", a company image and brand image research for British Petroleum). Amsterdam, NIMM (Nederlands Instituut voor Motivation en Marketing Research), 1962
  • 5. Rijnmond Feiten, vols. I and II ("Rhine Delta Facts", demographic analysis of the Rhine Delta Area: migration, housing, foreign labor, married women in the labor force, migratory labor, etc.). Rotterdam, OAR (Stichting Onderzoek Arbeidssituatie Rijnmondgebied), 1965
  • 6. De gehuwde werkende vrouw ("Married women in the labor force", a trend report on the international literature, with bibliography). Rotterdam, OAR (Stichting Onderzoek Arbeidssituatie Rijnmondgebied), 1965
  • 7. Productiviteit en arbeidsverhoudingen ("Productivity and labor relations", results of a pilot study on the influence of the labor climate). Rotterdam, OAR (Stichting Onderzoek Arbeidssituatie Rijnmondgebied), 1966
  • 8. Buitenlandse arbeidskrachten ("Foreign labor", results of a study based on interviews with 100 Spanish laborrs, conducted in Spanish, 100 Dutch laborers and 50 foremen in the Rotterdam area). Rotterdam, OAR (Stichting Onderzoek Arbeidssituatie Rijnmondgebied), 1967.
  • 9. Bibliografie project "Productiviteit en regionale arbeidsverhoudingen" ("Bibliography project 'Productivity and regional labor relations'". Rotterdam, OAR (Stichting Onderzoek Arbeidssituatie Rijnmondgebied), 1967
  • 10. Productiviteit en regionale arbeidsverhoudingen, vols. I and II ("Productivity and regional labor relations", report of a study based on 1600 interviews with migrants to and from the Rotterdam area, focusing on migration motives in the sphere of both work and living conditions; leading to several interviews in national daily newspapers and on German television as a result of publication of this study). Rotterdam, OAR (Stichting Onderzoek Arbeidssituatie Rijnmondgebied), 1968
  • 11. (co-edited, with J.R. van Klinken): Register van computerprogramma's voor statistische technieken
  • en toepassingen ("Register of computer programs for statistical techniques and applications", a collection of social science computer programs available at both university and non-university institutes in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, SISWO, 1970
  • 12. Bibliography Alienation (a 600-item bibliography on alienation and related subjects). Amsterdam,
  • SISWO, 1970
  • 13. Bibliography Alienation, 2nd enlarged edition (in English), 1260 references, see also Sociological Abstracts 20(6):F1308, October 1972
  • 14. (co-edited, with J.R. van Klinken): Register of computer programs for social science applications (a list of computer program descriptions made available by the University of Wisconsin). Amsterdam, SISWO, 1972
  • 15. Bibliography Alienation - supplement to 2nd enlarged edition (643 new references). Amsterdam, SISWO, 1974
  • 16. (co-edited, with T. Johannisse): Papers presented at the 8th World Congress of Sociology and the 69th
  • Annual meeting, ASA, Toronto/Montreal, August 1974 (papers compiled at SISWO from Dutch and Belgian participants)
  • 17. (co-edited, with I.C. Grondel and C. van Reden): Bibliography Alienation, 3rd revised and enlarged edition, over 7000 references). Amsterdam, SISWO, 1980
  • 18. (co-edited, with J. van der Zouwen): A bibliography of social cybernetics (300 references). Amsterdam: SISWO, 1991
  • 19. Alienation, Participation, and Increasing Societal Complexity (presidential address delivered at International Conference on New Trends in Organizations: Their Impact on Participation, De-alienation and Performance, Givat Haviva, Israel, April 14-17, 1993)
  • 20. The Increasing Convergence of Social Science and Cybernetics, invited address for plenary opening session, 10th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems, Bucharest, August 26-31,1996
  • 21. From Simplicity to Complexity: Adapting to the Irreversibility of Accelerating Change, Paper for presentation in RC51 Session 13, 14th World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, July 26 - August 1, 1998
  • 22. Sociocybernetics and the New Alienations, paper presented in RC51 Session 16, 14th World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, July 26 - August 1, 1998

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