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Kößler, Prof. Dr. Reinhart

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Areas of research:
Sociology of Development, Theory of Development, Political Sociology, Sociology & Politics of Work, Ethnicity, Public Memory, Theory of Society
Regional focus:
Southern Africa
Professional experience:
since 2015
Visiting Professor and Research Associate, Institute of Reconciliation and Social Justice, The University of the Free State, Südafrika
2013 - 2015
Director, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg
since 2012
Adjunct Professor, Institue of Political sciences, University of Freiburg
Habilitation in Sociology, University of Münster
Doctorate (Dr. phil.) in Sociology, University of Münster
Chinese Studies, University of Leeds
M.A. in, Eastern European History, University of Heidelberg
Sociology, Eastern European History, Medieval & Modern History, Social Anthropology, University of Heidelberg


Most important publications

(2015) Namibia and Germany. Negotiating the Past. Windhoek: University of Namibia Press/Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot

(2013) Gesellschaft bei Marx. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 2. Aufl.  (mit Hanns Wienold)

(1968) Entwicklung. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot

(1993) Despotie in der Moderne. Frankfurt am Main: Campus

(1990) Arbeitskultur im Industrialisierungsprozeß. Studien an englischen und sowjetrussischen Paradigmata. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot


List of publications