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

"War", in Annual Review of Sociology 44, 2014, in print. Adobe symbol Download

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

Wesley Hiers 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. Adobe symbol Download

Clemens Kroneberg 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. Adobe symbol Download

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

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

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Andreas Wimmer 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. Adobe symbol Download

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

Andreas Wimmer, 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. Adobe symbol Download

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Andreas Wimmer 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. Adobe symbol Download

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

"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. Adobe symbol Download

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

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

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

Andreas Wimmer 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. Adobe symbol Download

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andreas Wimmer 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. Adobe symbol Download

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

Andreas Wimmer 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. Adobe symbol Download

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

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

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

"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. Adobe symbol Download

“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. Adobe symbol Download

Hans Mahnig 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. Adobe symbol Download

Etienne Piguet 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. Adobe symbol Download

"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. Adobe symbol Download

“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. Adobe symbol Download

"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. Adobe symbol Download

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

"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. Adobe symbol Download

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

« 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. Adobe symbol Download

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

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

"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. Adobe symbol Download

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

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

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