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Norbert Ebert's research is positioned in the Sociology of work and employment and sociological theory. His research is firmly based on the link between sociological ideas and empirical research. He researches questions of individualisation social differentiation and integration and applies these concepts in particular in the areas of work, the economy, culture and politics. Most recently, he is doing reserach on 'The Precarious Work Society'.


Research Interests

work and employent; sociology of work; critical social theory

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individualization Social Sciences
social pathology Social Sciences
radical democracy Social Sciences
self-realization Social Sciences
modernity Social Sciences
pluralism Social Sciences
society Social Sciences
civil society Social Sciences

Projects 2016 2016

Research Outputs 2006 2019

Mess is more: radical democracy and self-realisation in late-modern societies

Ebert, N., 1 Apr 2019, In : Thesis Eleven. 151, 1, p. 82-95 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

radical democracy
civil society
identity formation

Private equity, social inequality: towards an untangling of financialisation and work

Ebert, N., 2019, (Submitted) Local entanglements of global inequalities. Anthem Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Reflections on home and identity in late-modernity

Ebert, N., 2017, Reimagining home in the 21st century. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 21-35 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


Precarious work: Economic, sociological and political perspectives

Wilson, S. & Ebert, N., Sep 2013, In : Economic and Labour Relations Review. 24, 3, p. 263-278 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Precarious employment
Labor relations
Migrant labor

Individualisation at work: The self between freedom and social pathologies

Ebert, N., 2012, Farnham; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 187 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

social pathology
capitalist society