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Chair of Cultural Theory and -Analysis

Profile

Since January 2016 Alexander Ruser is a representative professor for Cultural Theory and -Analysis at Zeppelin University. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Karl Mannheim Chair for Cultural Studies. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Max-Weber-Institute at Heidelberg University and has previously been Dahrendorf Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. In December 2016 he finished his habilitation treatise "Science in Society: Implications for the Sociology of Knowledge and a Social Philosophy of Science".

Research
He is currently researching the impact of ‘expert knowledge’ in public deliberation and political decision-making in the current Euro-Crisis. He has published in peer–reviewed journals such as Global Policy, Current Sociology and Journal of Civil Society. Alexander is an active member of an international research network on social philosophy of science coordinated by the Russian Academy of Science and cofounder of the research initiative "Think Tanks in the Knowledge Society“

Research Projects

  • Against Political Compromise – Saving Democratic Debate
    Joint Bookproject with Dr. Amanda Machin
    Ashgate Publisher
  • Komplizen als Gegner – der Homo Akademicus als Leittragender und Triebkraft des Wandels des Wissenschaftssystems
  • Beyond Optmism and Phobia: Technology, Politics and Nature
    Ongoing Cooperation with Dr. Amanda Machin
  • Scientific Advisors or Ideological Arms Dealers? Think Tanks and new knowldge providers in political decision making
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Contact

Ruser, Alexander PD Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1342
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:Semi 1.26