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Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht

Research Fields
  • Social Movements and Political Protest
  • Political Participation
  • Sociology of the Public Sphere, Public Discourses
  • Sociology of Conflict
fon: +49 30 25491 306
mail: dieter [dot] rucht [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

Co-chair of the Research Group Civil Society, Citizenship and Political Mobilization in Europe at the Social Science Center (WZB) Berlin

Head of the Research Group “Political Communication and Mobilization” at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Honorary Professor of Sociology at the Free University of Berlin

Chair of Sociology, University of Kent at Canterbury

Chair of Sociology (temporarily), John F. Kennedy-Institute for North America Studies and at the Institute of Sociology, Free University Berlin

Tenured position as a Senior Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Research Unit „Public Sphere and Social Movements“

Selected Publications
  • Walgrave, Stefaan/Rucht, Dieter (Eds.) (2010): The World Says No to War. Demonstrations Against the War on Iraq. Social Movements, Protest, and Contention, Vol. 33. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, XXVI, 312 S.
  • Roth, Roland/Rucht, Dieter (Hg.) (2008): Die sozialen Bewegungen in Deutschland seit 1945. Ein Handbuch. Frankfurt a.M./New York, NY: Campus, 770 S.

Dieter Rucht zus. mit Myra Marx Ferree, J├╝rgen Gerhards und William Gamson (2002): Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

Dieter Rucht (1994): Modernisierung und neue soziale Bewegungen. Deutschland, Frankreich und USA im Vergleich. Frankfurt/New York: Campus.