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Ph.D. Michael THOMPSON Senior Research Scholar, Risk Policy and Vulnerability Program, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg


1960-1961 Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Part I of BSc General (Chemistry, Pure Mathematics and Statistics), University of London (External)
1962-1965 BSc (Special) Anthropology, University College London
1965-1968 BLitt Social Anthropology, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
1973-1976 PhD Anthropology , University College London
1979-1980 Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Policy and Management Research, Santa Monica, California, USA
1980-1985 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Laxenburg, Austria
1985-1987 Institute for Management Research and Development, The Business School, University of Warwick, UK
since 1987 Selfemployed, The Musgrave Institute, London
since 1995 Professor II, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Senior Researcher, Norwegian Research Centre in Management and Organisation (LOS Centre), Bergen (now Reorganised into the Rokkan Centre)


Rubbish Theory: The Creation and Destruction of Value. Oxford University Press.
Published in German as: Die Theorie des Abfalls, Stuttgart, KlettCotta, 1981
Plural Rationality and Interactive Decision Processes, Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical Systems, with A. Wierzbicki and M. Grauer (Eds), Berlin, SpringerVerlag, 1985
Uncertainty On a Himalayan Scale: An Institutional Theory of Environmental Perception and a Strategic Framework for the Sustainable Development of the Himalaya, with M. Warburton and T. Hatley, London, Ethnographica, 1987
Divided We Stand: Redefining Politics, Technology and Social Choice. London, Harvester Wheatsheaf, with M. Schwarz, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990