Abram de Swaan
Abram de Swaan has been a professor of sociology since 1973 and in 2001 he was appointed professor of social sciences at the University of Amsterdam, where he is now emeritus professor. Among his most successful books are In Care of the State (1988), Human Societies (1996) and Words of the World (2001), which has been translated into ten languages. In 2008 he received the national P.C. Hooft Prize for his entire oeuvre.