In 2009, Stein Ringen, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Oxford, gave his assessment of the New Labour government and the state of the British constitution. As a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Green College, Oxford he has worked as a journalist and in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice. He has been undertaking a major investigation of “good government” for the past 2o years. An insightful analyses of the inabilities of political structures. A why to failure.
Stein Ringen is besides a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Oxford, also a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford (formerly Green College, Oxford). Ringen holds a magister degree in political science (a 7-year degree including 3 years of research) from the University of Oslo (1972) and a dr. philos. degree from the University of Oslo (1987).
He has been a Visiting Professor at Université de Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (1995, 1996), École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (1996-1997), Masaryk University (2003), Charles University (2003), University of the West Indies (2004, 2006) and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (2006).
He has written several books in Norwegian and English. He is also a regular contributor to Norwegian public debate.