Prof. Dr. Claus Offe


Claus Offe was Professor of Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance until 2015. 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 download.


Explore selected publications by Claus Offe on the Hertie School Research Repository or download an overview here.

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Selected Media Appearances


The weekly Die Zeit interviewed Claus Offe on the failure of austerity, the mistakes of Alexis Tsipras and the development of the EU (print only).