Prof. Dr. Claus Offe

Professor of Political Sociology

Claus Offe teaches Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance. He completed his PhD at 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, among others, 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 New School University, New York.

Curriculum Vitae

Claus Offe's curriculum vitae is available online or as a PDF for download.


An overview of Claus Offe's publications is available as a PDF for download.

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Selected Media Appearances


Claus Offe was interviewed by Aachener Nachrichten and voiced his concern about the European crisis management (in German).