Articles (in chronological order; for selected articles by topic, click here)


Kroneberg, Clemens, Kruse, Hanno, and Andreas Wimmer. "When ethnicity and gender align. Classroom composition, friendship cliques, and collective identities in European schools", in European Sociological Review 37, 2021 (conditionally accepted)

“Domains of diffusion. How ideas and institutions travel around the world and with what consequences”, in American Journal of Sociology 126(6): 1389-1438, 2021. Download 

"Alternative Routes to Nation-building? A Response to Zeynep Bulutgil and Harris Mylonas", in Nationalities Papers, 2021 doi:10.1017/nps.2020.96. Download

"Worlds without nation-states. Five scenarios for the very long run", in Nations and Nationalism 26, 2021, DOI: 10.1111/nana.12690. Download 

"Why nationalism works. And why it isn't going away", in Foreign Affairs 98(2): 27-35, 2019. Read online

"Reply to Tolz and Green", in Nations and Nationalism 25 (1): 97-193, 2019. Download

Chris Bail, Taylor Brown, and Andreas Wimmer. “Prestige, proximity, and prejudice: How Google search terms diffuse across the world", in American Journal of Sociology 124(5): 14906-1548, 2019. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Chris Miner. “The strategic logic of ethno-territorial competition. Violence against civilians in Africa's civil wars”, in Journal of Global Security Studies 4(4), 2019. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Nation building. Why some countries come together while others fall apart”, in Survival. The International Institute for Strategic Studies Quarterly 60(4): 151-164, 2018. Download

Lindemann, Stefan and Andreas Wimmer. “Repression and refuge. Why only some politically excluded ethnic groups rebel”, in Journal of Peace Research 55(3): 305-319, 2018.  Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Power and pride. National identity and ethnopolitical inequality around the world”, in World Politics 69(4): 605-639, 2017  Download

Hiers, Wesley, Thomas Soehl, and Andreas Wimmer. “National trauma and the fear of foreigners: How past geopolitical threat heightens anti-immigration sentiment today”, in Social Forces 96(1): 1-18, 2017.  Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Yuval Feinstein. "Still no robust evidence for world polity theory (reply to Li and Hicks)", in American Sociological Review 81(3): 608-615, 2016. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Race centrism. A critique and a research agenda", in Ethnic and Racial Studies 38(13): 2186-2205, 2015. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Is diversity detrimental? Ethnic fractionalization, public goods provision, and the historical legacies of stateness", in Comparative Political Studies 49(11):1407-1445, 2016. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Thomas Soehl. "Blocked acculturation. Cultural heterodoxy among Europe's immigrants", in American Journal of Sociology 120(1):146-186, 2014. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Nation building. A long-term perspective and global analysis", in European Sociological Review 30(6), 2014. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Ethnic boundary making as strategic action: Reply to critics”, in Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(5): 834-842, 2014. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "War", in Annual Review of Sociology 44:173-1997, 2014. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “States of War. How the Nation-State made modern conflict”, in Foreign Affairs (online edition), November 7, 2013.

Hiers, Wesley and Andreas Wimmer. “Is nationalism the cause or consequence of imperial breakdown?”, in John Hall and Sinisa Malesevic (eds.), Nationalism and War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Download

Kroneberg, Clemens and Andreas Wimmer. "Struggling over the boundaries of belonging. A formal model of nation building, ethnic closure, and populism", in American Journal of Sociology 118(1):176-230, 2012. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "A Swiss anomaly? A relational account of national boundary making", in Nations and Nationalism 17(4):718-737, 2011. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Yuval Feinstein. "The rise of the nation-state across the world, 1816-2001", in American Sociological Review 75(5):764-790, 2010. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Kevin Lewis. "Beyond and below racial homophily. ERG models of a friendship network documented on Facebook", in American Journal of Sociology 116(2)583-642, 2010. Download

Cederman, Lars-Erik, Brian Min and Andreas Wimmer. "Why do ethnic groups rebel? New data and analysis", in World Politics 62(1):87-119, 2010. Download

Wimmer, Andreas, Lars-Erik Cederman and Brian Min. "Ethnic politics and armed conflict. A configurational analysis of a new global dataset", in American Sociological Review 74(2):316-337, 2009. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Brian Min. "The location and purpose of wars around the world. A new global dataset, 1816-2001", in International Interactions 35(4):390-414, 2009. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Herder’s heritage and the boundary-making approach. Studying ethnicity in immigrant societies ”, Sociological Theory 27(3):244-270, 2009. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Ethnische Grenzziehungen in der Immigrationsgesellschaft. Jenseits des Herder'schen Commonsense", in Frank Kalter (ed.), Migration und Integration. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Special Issue No. 48:57-80, 2008. Download

Lewis, Kevin, Jason Kaufman, Marco Gonzalez, Andreas Wimmer, and Nicholas Christakis, “Tastes, ties, and time: a new social network dataset using”, in Social Networks 30(4):330-342, 2008. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Elementary strategies of ethnic boundary making”, in Ethnic and Racial Studies 31(6): 1025-1055, 2008. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "The making and unmaking of ethnic boundaries. A multi-level process theory", in American Journal of Sociology 113(4): 970–1022, 2008. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Brian Min. "From empire to nation-state. Explaining wars in the modern world, 1816-2001", in American Sociological Review 71(6):867-897, 2006. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Ethnic exclusion in nationalizing states”, in Gerard Delanty and Krishan Kumar (eds.), Handbook of Nations and Nationalism. London: Sage, 2006. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Models, methodologies and metaphors on the move”, in Andreas Wimmer and Reinhart Kössler (eds.), Understanding Change. Models, Methodologies and Metaphors. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Introduction: Facing ethnic conflicts”, in Andreas Wimmer et al. (eds.), Facing Ethnic Conflicts. Towards a New Realism. Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Conclusion: Toward a new realism", in Andreas Wimmer et al. (eds.),  Facing Ethnic Conflicts. Towards a New Realism. Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Dominant ethnicity and dominant nationhood”, in Eric Kaufman (ed.), Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities: Conceptualizing Dominant Ethnicity. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 2004. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Does ethnicity matter? Social categories and personal networks in three Swiss immigrant neighborhoods”, in Ethnic and Racial Studies 27(1):1-36, 2004. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Democracy and ethno-religious conflict in Iraq”, in Survival. The International Institute for Strategic Studies Quarterly 45(4):111-134, 2003. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Conrad Schetter. “Ethnic violence”, in Wilhelm Heitmeyer and John Hagan (eds.), International Handbook of Violence Research. Dodrecht: Kluwer, 2003. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Conrad Schetter. “Putting State-Formation First. Some recommendations for reconstruction and peace-making in Afghanistan”, in Journal of International Development 15, 1-15, 2003. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Nina Glick Schiller. “Methodological nationalism and the study of migration”, in Archives Européennes de Sociologie 53(2):217-240, 2002. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Nina Glick Schiller. “Methodological nationalism and beyond. Nation state formation, migration and the social sciences”, in Global Networks. A Journal of Transnational Affairs 2(4):301-334, 2002. Download

Wimmer, Andreas and Conrad Schetter. “Ethnische Gewalt”, in Wilhelm Heitmeyer and John Hagan (eds.), Internationales Handbuch der Gewaltforschung. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 2002. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “From subject to object of history: The Kurdish nationalist movement in Northern Iraq since 1991”, in Kurdische Studien 2(1):115-130, 2002. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Multikulturalität oder Ethnisierung? Kategorienbildung und Netzwerkstrukturen in drei schweizerischen Immigrantenquartieren”, in Zeitschrift für Soziologie 31(1): 4-26, 2002. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Verwischte Grenzen. Zum Verhältnis zwischen Soziologie, Ethnologie und Volkskunde”, in Christian Giordano (ed.), Borderline: die Sozialwissenschaften zwischen Grenzziehung und Grenzüberschreitung. Annali di Sociologia – Soziologisches Jahrbuch 14.1998/99: 311-326, 2001. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Globalisations avant la lettre. A comparative view on isomorphization and heteromorphization in an interconnecting world”, in Comparative Studies in Society and History 43(3):435-466, 2001. Download

Mahnig, Hans and Andreas Wimmer. “Country specific or convergent? A typology of immigrant policies in Western Europe”, in Journal of International Immigration and Integration 1(2):177-204, 2000. Download

Piguet, Etienne and Andreas Wimmer. « Les nouveaux 'Gastarbeiter'? Les réfugiés sur le marché de travail suisse », in Journal of International Immigration and Integration 2(1):233-257, 2000. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Migration und ethnische Minderheiten (Migration and ethnic minorities)”, in Richard Münch, Claudia Jauss and Carsten Stark (eds.), Soziologie 2000. Special issue No. 5 of Soziologische Revue, 2000. Pp. 154-166. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Racism in nationalized states. A framework for comparative research”, in Ter Wal, Jessika and Maykel Verkuyten (eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Racism. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. Pp. 47-72. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Binnenintegration und Aussenabschliessung. Zur Beziehung zwischen Wohlfahrtsstaat und Migrationssteuerung in der Schweiz des 20. Jahrhunderts”, in Michael Bommes und Jost Halfmann (eds.), Migration in nationalen Wohlfahrtsstaaten. Theoretische und vergleichende Untersuchungen. Osnabrück: IMIS, 1998. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Who owns the state? Understanding ethnic conflict in post-colonial societies”, in Nations and Nationalism 3 (4):631-665, 1997. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Stammespolitik und die kurdische Nationalbewegung im Irak”, in Carsten Borck, Eva Savelsberg und Siamend Hajo (eds.), Kurdologie. Ethnizität, Nationalismus, Religion und Politik in Kurdistan. Münster: Lit, 1997. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Explaining racism and xenophobia. A critical review of current research approaches”, in Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 20(1):17-41, 1997. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. « L'héritage de Herder. Nationalisme, migrations et la pratique théorique de l'anthropologie », in Tsantsa. Revue de la Société Suisse d'Ethnologie, vol. 1:4-18, 1996. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. « L'État-nation – une forme de fermeture sociale », in Archives Européennes de Sociologie, vol. 37(1):163-179, 1996. Download

Wimmer, Andreas. "Kultur. Zur Reformulierung eines ethnologischen Grundbegriffs”, in Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, vol. 48(3):401-425, 1996. Download  

Wimmer, Andreas. "Lokalkultur in der Globalgesellschaft. Eine transformationstheoretische Perspektive auf das indianische Mittelamerika”, in Hans-Peter Müller (ed.), Weltgesellschaft und kulturelles Erbe. Gliederung und Dynamik der Entwicklungsländer aus ethnologischer und soziologischer Sicht. Berlin: Reimer, 1996.Download

Wimmer, Andreas. “Die erneute Rebellion der Gehenkten, Chiapas 1994”, in 1999. Zeitschrift für Sozialgeschichte des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts 3:59-68, 1995. Download  

Wimmer, Andreas. "Variationen über ein Schema. Zur Infrapolitik des Denkens am Beispiel ei­nes Mythos der Mixe”, in Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 120:51-71, 1995. Download  

Wimmer, Andreas. “Die ethnische Dynamik in Mexiko und Guatemala”, in Hans-Peter Müller (ed.), Ethnische Dynamik in der aussereuropäischen Welt. Zürcher Arbeitspapiere zur Ethnologie 4, 1994. Download