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Claus OffeFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Professor Claus Offe (born March 16, 1940 in Berlin)[1] is a political sociologist of Marxist orientation. He received his PhD from the University of Frankfurt and his Habilitation at the University of Konstanz. In Germany, he has held chairs for Political Science and Political Sociology at the Universities of Bielefeld (1975–1989) and Bremen (1989–1995), as well as at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (1995–2005). He has worked as fellow and visiting professor at the Institutes for Advanced Study in Stanford, Princeton, and the Australian National University as well as Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley and the The New School University, New York. Once a student of Jürgen Habermas, the left-leaning German academic is counted among the second generation Frankfurt School. He currently teaches political psychology at a private university in Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance.

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Frankfurt School

Major works

Reason and Revolution

The Work of Art in the

Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Eclipse of Reason

The Fear of Freedom

Dialectic of Enlightenment

Minima Moralia

Eros and Civilization

One-Dimensional Man

Negative Dialectics

The Structural Transformation

of the Public Sphere

The Theory of Communicative Action

Notable theorists

Max Horkheimer · Theodor Adorno

Herbert Marcuse · Walter Benjamin

Erich Fromm · Friedrich Pollock

Leo Löwenthal · Jürgen Habermas

Important concepts

Critical theory · Dialectic · Praxis

Psychoanalysis · Antipositivism

Popular culture · Culture industry

Advanced capitalism

Privatism · Non-identity

Communicative rationality

Legitimation crisis

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He has made substantive contributions to understanding the relationships between democracy and capitalism. His recent work has focused on economies and states in transition to democracy.

He has been married to Ulrike Poppe since 2001.

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1 Fields of research

2 Career movements

3 Recent publications

4 Notes

5 External links

[edit] Fields of research This section requires expansion. (January 2007)

Political sociology

Social policy

Democratic theory

Transformation studies

Dual allocation problem

[edit] Career movements2006 - Joint Professor of Theories of the State, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin (with Ulrich K. Preuss).

2005 — Retired in April.

1995-2005 — Professor of Political Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

1989-1995 — Teacher at University of Bremen and served as visiting professor at various academic institutions in US, Netherlands, Canada, Austria, Sweden, Australia and Italy.

1973 — Habilitation from the University of Konstanz.

1968 — Received a doctorate from the University of Frankfurt.

1965 — Graduated from the Free University of Berlin.

[edit] Recent publications2005 — ”Reflections on America: Tocqueville, Weber and Adorno in the United States”, Cambridge: University Press, ISBN 0-7456-3505-9.

1998 — ”Institutional Design in Post-Communist Societies. Rebuilding the Ship at Sea.” (with Jon Elster and Ulrich K. Preuss), Cambridge: University Press, ISBN 0-521-47386-1

1996 — ”The Varieties of Transition: the East European and East German experience” (with Jeremy Gaines), Cambridge: Polity Press, ISBN 0-7456-1608-9.

1996 — ”Modernity and The State: East and West.” (with Charles Turner and Jeremy Gaines), Cambridge: Polity Press, ISBN 0-7456-1674-7.

1982 — with Volker Gransow. "Political Culture and the Politics of the Social Democratic Government". TELOS 53 (Fall 1982). New York: Telos Press

[edit] Notes1.^ CV page at the Hertie School of Governance

[edit] External linksHomepage of Claus Offe at the Hertie School of Governance

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