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Economic Citizenship Rights. The Unconditional Basic Income and Related Schemes of Distributional Justice

Claus Offe is one of the world’s leading political sociologists. A prominent representative of the tradition of critical theory, Professor Offe is the author of numerous ground-breaking essays and books in social theory, political sociology and public policy. In addition he has made substantive contributions to understanding the relationship between democracy and capitalism. His recent works have focused on economies and states in transition to democracy.

 

Claus Offe:

Economic Citizenship Rights. The Unconditional Basic Income and Related Schemes of Distributional Justice

Time: Tuesday 26 August 2008, 2-4pm

Place: Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Lecture room 1, Helsinki
Language: English

Professor Offe received his doctorate from the University of Frankfurt (1968) and Habilitation from the University of Konstanz (1973). He taught at the Universities of Bielefeld (1975-1989) and Bremen (1989-1995) and served as visiting professor at academic institutions in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Italy and Australia. From 1995 until 2005 he served as professor of political science at the Humboldt University of Berlin and teaches currently at The Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.

Important publications include, among others, Contradictions of the Welfare State (MIT Press 1984), Disorganised Capitalism (Polity Press 1985), Varieties of Transition: The East European and East German Experience (The MIT Press 1996), Modernity and the State (Polity Press 1996) and Reflections on America: Tocqueville, Weber and Adorno in the United States (Cambridge University Press 2005).

Organiser:

The Nordic Centre of Excellence NordWel: The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges

For more information please contact either Heidi Haggrén at Heidi.Haggren@helsinki.fi or Olivia Packalén at Olivia.Packalen@helsinki.fi, Department of Social Science History, University of Helsinki