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Research & Publications


2010a “Interpretivism.” Pp. 486-493 in Mills, Albert J., Gabrielle Durepos, and Elden Wiebe      (eds.)Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. [Two Volumes, Vol. 1.] Los Angeles, CA: Sage. [This 5,000 word essay takes up 7 ½ pages; See the shorter contributions on Epistemology, Ontology, Phenomenology and Theory, Role of, below under Ref  Refereed Encyclopedia articles below. This book will have world-wide distribution.]

2010b “Epistemology.” Pp. 331-335 in Mills, Albert J., Gabrielle Durepos, and Elden Wiebe (eds.)Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. [Two Volume, Vol. 1.] Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

2010c  “Ontology.” Pp. 628-631 in Mills, Albert J., Gabrielle Durepos, and Elden Wiebe (eds.)Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. [Two Volume, Vol. 2.] Los Angeles, CA: Sage.Toward a Jut Civilization

2010d “Phenomenology.” Pp. 673-677 in Mills, Albert J., Gabrielle Durepos, and Elden  Wiebe (eds.)Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. [Two Volume, Vol. 2.] Los  Angeles, CA: Sage.

2010e “Theory, Role of.” Pp. 930-932 in Mills, Albert J., Gabrielle Durepos, and Elden Wiebe (eds.)Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. [Two Volume, Vol. 2.] Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

2010f Bonnano, A.; Bakker, J. I. (Hans); Kawamura, Y; Jussaime, R. and Shucksmith, M. (eds.) From Community to Consumption: New and Classical Themes in Rural Sociological Research. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Publishing Company.

2010g “The New Sociological Imagination, Jnana Yoga and the Web of Life: Gandhi, Grant, Mills, Peirce” Pp. 106-138 in Baruna, Arati (ed.) Gandhi and Grant: Their Philosophical Affinities. Delhi, India: Academic Excellence Publishers.  [ ISBN: 978-93-80525-08-2]

2010h  “Deference versus Democracy in Traditional and Modern Bureaucracy: Refinements of Weber’s Ideal Type Model.” Pp. 105-128 in  Baber, Zaheer and Bryant, Joseph M. (eds.) Society, History and the Global Condition of Humanity. Lanham, Maryland:     Lexington Publishers. [This is aFestschrift for Prof. Irving Zeitlin, by his former colleagues and students. My chapter title may change.]


The Netherlands Indies in Aceh, Bali and Buton: Degrees of Resistance and Acceptance of Indirect and Direct Rule. Leidschrift, Volume 24 Number 1. April 2009

Peirce's Wagers: Pragmaticism, Semiotics and Theisms. Nordicum-Mediterraneum Icelandic E-Journal , Volume 4, Number 1. March 2009

"C. Wright Mills and Education" in Knottnerus and Phillips Bureaucratic Culture and Escalating World Problems. Paradigm Publishers. 2009


Semiotics of the Book: Books, Stories, Narratives and Sign Systems


Bakker, J. I. (Hans) 2006, "Patrirnonialism." Pp, 668-670 in Bevire, Mark (ed.) The Encyclopedia a/Governance, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bakker, J. I. (Hans) 2006, "The Club DJ: A Semiotic and Interactionist Analysis." Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 29, Issue 1 pp. 71-82 


“Terrorist Organizations and Agency: A Comparative-Historical Approach” To appear in Bernard Phillips, ed., The Web or Part/Whole Approach to Terrorism (Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2006)


The Execution of Oldenbamevelt: The`Means of Coercion' (Weber) in Comparative-Historical Perspective (Part II) Michigan Sociological Review, Volume 18, Fall 2004, 191-211


Emotions and Reflections in Mourning Lewis Feuer. Clio's Psyche, Volume 9, Number 4. March 2003

The Weber-Rachfahl Debate: Calvinism And Capitalism In Holland? (Part One) Michigan Sociological Review, Volume 17, Fall 2003, 1119-148


Theoretical Maturity: Ideal Type Models as well as Turner's Dream? The ASA Theory Section Newsletter: Perspectives, Vol 25, Number 3.

Community and Participation in the Creation of Sustainable Agroecosystems, Rural Sociology,Volume 67, Number 3.


"Wilhelm Dilthey: Classical Sociological Theorist" Quarterly Journal of Ideology. Vol. 22, no. 1 & 2 (1999), pp. 43-82.


"The Hindu-Javanese World View in Java: The Structural Roots of the Pancasila State," in J. Bernardi, G. Forth and S. Niessen. (eds.). Managing Change in Southeast Asia: Local Identities, Global Connections. Edmonton, Alberta: CCSEAS (1995). pp. 189-205.

"Patrimonialism, Involution, and the Agrarian Question in Java: a Weberian Analysis of Class Relations and Servile Labour." Pp. 279-301 in John Gledhill, B. Bender and M. T Larsen (eds.) 1995. State and Society the Emergence and development of Social Hierarchy and Political Centralization, London: Routledge.

"The Life World, Grief and Individual Uniqueness: 'Social Definition' in Dilthev, Windelband. Rickert. Weber, Simmel and Schutz," Sociologische Gids. Vol. 42, no. 3 (May-June, 1995) pp. 187-212.

"Negara and Urban Developments in Indonesia: The Need for a Comparative and Historical Study of Urban Places in the Context of the Development of Capitalism." in Dahlan. M. Alwi and G. Hainsworth. (eds.). Population Environment: Population Quality and Sustainable SettlementsHalifax: Dalhousie University. in cooperation with the Ministry for Environment. Republic of Indonep.33-46.


"The Aceh War and the Creation of the Netherlands East Indies State," in A. Ion, A. Hamish and E.J. Errington (eds.), Great Powers and Little Wars: The Limits of Power (New York: Praeger, 1993), pp. 53-82.

Towards A Just Civilization The Gandhian Perspective on Human Rights and Development an Scholars' Press, 1993), 144 pp.
Only contains preface, chapter 1 and chapter 6

Structural Changes in Agriculture and Rural Development: Relevance of Innis and Weber for Russian Rural Studies. Social Problems in Rural Areas under Conditions of Change Contributions to the I.nternational Symposium in Vologda, September 1991. pp. 125-154.

"Rural Sociology" in Peter S. Li and B. Singh Bolaria, Contemporary Sociology, Critical Perspectives (Toronto: Copp Clark Pitman Ltd, 1993), pp 500-517.


"Resettlement of Bajo 'Sea Nomads': Rapid Rural Appraisal of an IRD-IAD Project in Sulawesi, Indonesia," in J.I. (Hans) Bakker (ed.), IRDR, Vol. 1 (Guelph: Guelph-Wageningen IRD129-166.

"Population and Environment in Indonesia: Economic Growth Equity and Sustainability," in F.G. Cohen and J.M. Campbell (eds.), Population and Environment: An Exploration of Critical Linkages(Jakarta and Halifax: EMDI Project Environmental Report 29-32.


"The Gandhian Approach to Swadeshi or Appropriate Technology: A Conceptualization in Terms of Basic Needs and Equity." Journal of Agricultural Ethics: 50-88.


"Exorcising the Spectres: Weber's Interpretive Sociology as the Solution to Key Problems in Sociological Theory," Contributions of Classical Theory to Rural Sociology, Summer 1987.

"Canadian Political Economy and Rural Sociology: Early History of Rural Studies in Canada", The Rural Sociologist, Volume 7, Number 5 September 1987

"Class Relations in Java in the Nineteenth Century: A Weberian Perspective" Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1: 137-156, 1987.


A Neglected Reformer on Java: Governor-General Sloet Van de Beele, 1861-1866, in Anita Beltran Chen (ed.), Contemporary and Historical Perspectives in Southeast Asia.

"Data Gathering and Project Design: A Third World Case Study of Community Development." Journal of the Community Development Society, 16 (2): 1-17.


"The Double-Bind of the Middle Class Male: Men's Liberation and the Male Sex Role." Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 11 (4):547-61. (Calgary, Alberta); co-authored with Maureen Baker.


Bureaucratization of Patrimonialism: Colonial Taxation and Land Tenure in Java, 1830-1850. InThe Past in Southeast Asia's Present, G. Means (ed.), 141-56. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies.

Critical Review Essay


Synchronicity, Science, and Soul Making: Understanding Jungian Synchronicity through Physics, Buddhism and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court Press. *Skeptic* Vol. 5, No. 1: 88-92. [This is a critical review essay,not just a brief book review.] 

Book Reviews


Charles Ragins Fuzzy-Set Social Science. The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Feb 2004


Modernism & Post-Modernism in light of S & RS: Some Neglected Scholarly Contributions to Chinese, Japanese and Indian Religious Perspectives. -Comparative & Historical Sociology,Winter 02 Newsletter (


The Last Illusion. Letters From Dutch Immigrants in the 'Land of Opportunity' 1924-1930. Dutch Crossing, Volume 25, Number 1.


Eric Wolfs Case Studies of Power: A Critical Review Essay, Comparative & Historical Sociology,Vol 13, Number 1.


The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent, by Thomas A. Tweed. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1992. Pp. 242.


Safranski, Rudriger. Schopenhauer and the Wild Years of Philosophy Tr. Ewald Osers (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990) Religious Studies and Theology, Volume 15, Numbers 2-3.


DEMOCRACY AND LEADERSHIP: The Rise of the Taman Siswa Movement in Indonesia. By Kenji Tsuchiya. Translated by Peter Hawkes. Honolulu: University of Hawaii' Press. 1987. xv, 230 pp.

THE REAL AND IMAGINED ROLE OF CULTURE IN DEVELOPMENT: Case Studies From Indonesia. Edited by Michael P. Dove. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press. Hawaii: