Thomas Meyer (political scientist)

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Thomas Meyer, 2015.

Thomas Meyer (born 1943) is professor of political science at the Dortmund University of Technology.


Thomas Meyer studied philosophy, political science and German literature at the University of Frankfurt. In 1973, he received a doctoral degree at Frankfurt for a dissertation about the role of the proletarian in Karl Marx' theory of liberation. He received the Habilitation from the Free University of Berlin in 1977. In later years, Meyer has studied the role of the media in modern politics, and has become a noted critic of the way the media influences the style and content of political debates. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, and is the vice-chairman of the party's committee on fundamental principles. He has also written several books on the history and theory of social democracy.[1][2]

Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte (NGFH)[edit]

Meyer is editor of the journal Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte (NGFH) (New Society/Frankfurt Issues).[3]

EU work[edit]

Meyer was a member of the European Commission's Social Sciences and Humanities Advisory Group and is an individual expert in the EU-NESCA Project.[4]

Recent publications[edit]


  1. ^ Institute of European Studies, Macao - biography of Thomas Meyer (Accessed Dec. 2010)
  2. ^ Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - biography of Thomas Meyer
  3. ^ Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte (NGFH)
  4. ^ GARNET Centre of excellence
  5. ^ Sandbrook, R (2008) Review of Thomas Meyer, with Lewis Hinchman, The Theory of Social Democracy, Perspectives on Politics, 6, no. 4, 848

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