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Chair Professor of Social Theory

 
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Prof. Peter Baehr, Department of Sociology and Social Policy
BSocSc, PhD (Leicester); CertEd (Manchester)
Email: pbaehr@LN.edu.hk

Research Interests: Social and political theory; Islam in Western societies; Dynamics of scholarly collaboration.

Prof. Baehr is a sociologist with a special interest in social and political theory. Before coming to Hong Kong in 2000, he taught in Britain and Canada. His research investigates the reception of classic texts, the nature of political language, and the lineage of predatory regimes (tyranny, despotism, dictatorship, Caesarism, totalitarianism). Prof. Baehr is an award-winning author whose work has been translated into seven languages. His books are published by Cambridge University Press, Cornell University Press, and Stanford University Press; also by Penguin and Transaction.

Aside from his position at Lingnan University, Prof. Baehr is Raymond Aron Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences at Boston University and a past President (now Council member) of the History of Sociology Research Committee for the International Sociological Association (ISA). He has delivered keynote speeches and/or held visiting professorships in Beijing, Bremen, Copenhagen, Kabul, Rome, Osaka, Tehran and Vancouver. He sits as an international editor on eight journals. Prof. Baehr’s articles have appeared in such venues as the American Sociological Review, The American Sociologist, Archives europeennes de sociologie, Harvard International Review, History and Theory, Political Theory, and Sociological Theory.

 



 

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