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Peter Waldmann



Professor Emeritus of Sociology

E-mail: em.Waldmann@phil.uni-augsburg.de


Curriculum Vitae

1937 born in Meiningen, Thuringia
1956-1963 Diploma in Social Sciences (Paris) and First State Exam in Law (Munich)
1966 Dr. jur. for a study of the penal system
1966-1973 Legal trainee; assistant professor at the Institute of Sociology, Saarland University; Second State Exam in Law (1967)
1969-1970 One-year research scholarship in Argentina
1973 Post-doctoral dissertation (Habilitation) in sociology for a study of Peronism
1975-2002 Full professor of sociology at the School of Philosophy, University of Augsburg
2002 Professor emeritus
2011 Honorary doctorate, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid
 

Main Research Areas

  • Sociology of criminology, deviant behavior
  • Social change, sociology of development, with special focus on Latin America
  • Ethnic conflicts and minority problems
  • Sociology of law, formal and informal norm and control systems, conditions of anarchy and anomy
  • Dictatorships, rebel violence, oppressive violence
  • Elites and maginalized social groups
  • Terrorism

Positions, Honors, Awards

  • Director, Institute of Spanish and Latin American Studies (ISLA), University of Augsburg (1986-1988, 1992-1995)
  • Vice President, University of Augsburg (1988-1990)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ) (1997-2005)
  • Member of the "Academia Argentina de la Historia"
  • Guest professorships in Buenos Aires and Cordoba (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Madrid, San Sebastian, and Seville (Spain), Berne (Switzerland), Harvard (United States)

Books

  1. Zielkonflikte in einer Strafanstalt, Stuttgart 1968 (partly reprinted in: K.J. Kluge, ed.: Kriminalpädagogik, vol. 1, Darmstadt 1977, pp. 273 ff.).
  2. Der Peronismus 1943-1955, Hamburg 1974 (translated as El Peronismo 1943-1955, 2nd ed., Buenos Aires 2008).
  3. Strategien politischer Gewalt, Stuttgart 1977.
  4. Ensayos sobre política y sociedad en América Latina, Barcelona 1983.
  5. Ethnischer Radikalismus. Ursachen und Folgen gewaltsamer Minderheitenkonflikte, Opladen 1989 (translated as Radicalismo Étnico. Análisis comparado de las causas y efectos en conflictos etnicos violentos, Madrid 1997).
  6. Militanter Nationalismus im Baskenland, Frankfurt/Main 1990.
  7. Terrorismus. Provokation der Macht, 1st ed. Munich 1998, 2nd ed. Hamburg 2011.
  8. Der anomische Staat. Über Recht, öffentliche Sicherheit und Alltag in Lateinamerika, Opladen, 2002 (translated as El Estado anómico. Derecho, seguridad publica y vida cotidiana en America Latina, Caracas 2003).
  9. Terrorismus und Bürgerkrieg. Der Staat in Bedrängnis, Munich 2003.
  10. Guerra Civil, Terrorismo y Anomia social. El caso colombiano en un contexto globalizado, Bogotá 2007.
  11. Radikalisierung in der Diaspora. Wie Islamisten im Westen zu Terroristen werden, Hamburg 2009.
  12. Zeichnungen 2003-2009 (self-published), Augsburg 2010.
  13. Argentinien. Schwellenland auf Dauer, Hamburg 2010.

Edited Volumes and Other Publications

  • Editor or co-editor of 23 collections
  • Co-editor of national and international scholarly book series and journals
  • Author of 115 scholarly articles (in German-, Spanish-, and English-language journals and other venues) and of 15 encyclopedia entries