Dankwart Danckwerts

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Dankwart Danckwerts (14 March 1933; Hamburg – 11 May 2012; Hamburg) was a German sociologist.[1]

After some time in business he qualified in (Sociology and Economics), graduated at the Hamburg University, 1960, and worked after that at the University of Münster with Helmut Schelsky, where he gained his doctoral degree (Dr. sc. pol.), 1963.

After doing field work in Chile, he was called to a chair of Sociology at the University of Duisburg up to 1998, where he, besides in general theory, specialized in sociology of transportation. He remained active in sociological research.[2]

A Festschrift was published on his 65th birthday in 1998.[3]


  1. ^ "Nachruf auf Dankwart Danckwerts". Uni-due.de. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Prof. Dr. Dankwart Danckwerts". University of Duisburg-Essen. 2010-03-12. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Soziologie als Krisenwissenschaft". LIT Verlag. Retrieved 2011-01-08.