Claus Offe

Political Sociologist, Hertie School of Governance


Claus Offe is a political sociologist with his fields of research in democratic theory, transition studies, EU integration, the welfare state and labor market studies. Mr. Offe is a Professor of Political Science at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and was also a Chairman of Political Sociology and Social Policy at Humboldt University in Berlin. Mr. Offe has published numerous books that include Varieties of Transition (1996), Modernity and the State: East and West (1996), Europe Entrapped (2014) and Citizens in Europe (2016, with U. K. Preuss) and has held research fellowships and visiting professorships in the USA, Australia, Italy, and the Netherlands.