Wagner, Antonin

Wagner, Antonin

Antonin  Wagner
PhD., Economics, University of Zurich
Emeritus Professor of Management; Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy; The New School for Public Engagement

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Areas of Expertise:
International Study of the (Third Sector) Nonprofit Sector, European welfare states
Professor Wagner was trained as an economist at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and at the Center for Research in Economic Development at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (USA). In addition to his doctorate in economics, he also holds a Master in Theology from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He has taught Social Policy at the University of Zurich and served as the Dean of the School of Social Work from 1975 to 1999.

From 1996 to 2000, he was the President of the International Society for Third Sector Research, a leading scholarly institution in the nonprofit field. He has served as a consultant on social security related issues to the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the World Bank in Washington. Wagner is a member of the editorial board of several international journals and has widely published on the welfare state and civil society in English, German and French.
Courses Taught:
  • Advanced Seminar in Nonprofit Management
  • Capitalism, Democracy, and Civil Society
  • Civil Society, Capitalism, and Citizenship in an Era of Globalization
  • Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management
Recent Publications:

Good Governance: A Radical and Normative Approach to Nonprofit Management, in: Voluntas, 25, 3, 2014, 797-817 (2014).

Plea for More Integrative Scholarship about Intermediate Organisations, in: Voluntary Sector Review, 4, 3, 2013, 325-331 (2013).

 'Third Sector' and/or 'Civil Society': A Critical Discourse about Scholarship Relating to Intermediate Organizations, in: Voluntary Sector Review, 3, 3, 2012, 299-328 (2012).
What Management Professionals Can Learn from Immanuel Kant about Critical Thinking, Purposiveness and Design, in M. Gmur, R. Schauer, L. Theuvsen (eds.) Performance-Management in Nonprofit Organisationen, Bern, Stuttgart, Wien: Haupt Verlag, 238-48

Wagner, A. Social Work as a Social Science Discipline: Some Methodological Considerations, in: Die Sozialarbeitswissenschaft und ihre Theorie(en), Positionen, Kontroversen, Perspektiven, hrsg. von Bernd Birgmeier und Eric Mührel, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden (2009).

Wagner, A. Back to the roots of the modern welfare state: Citizenship and education in postindustrial societies, in: The welfare state in postindustrial societies –A Global Perspective, ed. by J. Powell and J. Hendricks, Springer, New York (2009)

Wagner, A. Citizenship through Education. A comment on Social exclusion in Europe, some conceptual issues, in: International Journal of Social Welfare, 17, 93-97 (2008).

Wagner, A. Religion and civil society: A critical reappraisal of America's civic engagement Debate, in: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2008).

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