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Bernt Schiller

Department of Sociology and Work
Science
Visiting address
Skanstorget 18
41122 Göteborg
Room number
G111
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Bernt Schiller

Background 1956 M.A. History, Geography, Political Science, Economic History, Economics, Pedagogic, University of Göteborg/Uppsala, Sweden 1963 Licentiate. History, University of Göteborg 1967 Ph.D. History, University of Göteborg 1967-1975 Asociate Professor, Department of History, University of Göteborg 1975-1995 Professor of History, University of Roskilde, Denmark 1980-1982 Professor of Technology and Social Change, University of Linköping, Sweden 1995 –1999 Professor of History and International Worklife Studies, University of Göteborg, Sweden 1997- 2005 Chairman, Work Science in Western Sweden 2000- Professor emeritus at the Department of Work Science, University of Göteborg

Research My research interests will best be presented by some of my publications: Skandinaviska arbetsmarknadsrelationer: "Storstrejken 1909. Förhistoria och orsaker" 1967 dr. avh. (The General Strike in Sweden in 1909; dissertation)

“Det förödande 70-talet". SAF och medbestämmandet 1965 -1982. . (SAF and co-determination 1965-1982) Stockholm 1988

The Future of the Nordic Model of Labour Relations" (in: The Future of the Nordic Model of Labour Relations - Three Reports on Internationalisation and Industrial Relations), Nord 1993:36, editor)

Europeisk historia: “At Gun Point: A Critical Perspective on the Attempts of the Nordic Governments to Achieve Unity after the Second World War" Scandinavian Journal of History, 1984,Vol. 9, No 3

"Varför ryssarna tog Raoul Wallenberg" (Why the Russians took Raoul Wallenberg). 1991

Teori och metod: “Från 1909 till 1999. Perspektiv på arbetsvetenskapens framväxt i Göteborg" (From 1909 to 1999, Perspectives on the development of Work Science in Göteborg). Göteborgs universitet, 2000.

"Min syn på teori och metod i historisk arbetsvetenskaplig forskning" (My view of theory and method in historical research in work science), in: Jan Holmer & Birger Simonson red., Forskning om arbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2006

"Den globala utmaningen mot företagens sociala ansvar och fackets solidaritet", i: Solidaritetens många ansikten. Tretton texter om arbetsliv och omvärld. Red. Bernt Schiller, Jan Holmer och Roland Kadefors. Stockholm: Premiss förlag 2012, s 113-139

"Mot en ny facklig solidaritet? En diskussion om förnyelse och solidaritet", i: Bortom horisonten. Fackets vägval i globaliseringens tid. Red. Ingemar Lindberg & Anders Neergaard. Stockholm: Premiss förlag 2012​, s 257-282

"The Global Challenge of Human Rights and Solidarity to Nordic Global Companies and Trade Unions". Nordic journal of working life studies. Vol. 4. No 1 February 2014, pp 35-52

Current research International solidarity, discussion and theory concerning the re-vitalisation of labour, European integration and the question of a Core-Europe

Teaching Graduate course in work science; course in Industrial relations

Cooperation I have held lectures and seminars at a number of European and North American universities. In later years, I have had the unusual task to present Swedish industrial relations to so different audiences as representatives of the Colombian government and the FARC-guerilla, Nigerian employers and trade unions and Chinese trade unions in Shanghai. I have had contacts and co-operated with several labour market organisations in Western Sweden, the Nordic countries and internationally.

From 1966 to 1987, together with Stig Boberg, I was editor of a historical program, monthly broadcasted from Göteborg. In addition, I have researched and edited half a dozen of historical and labour relations TV-programs.