Prof. Dr. Claus Leggewie
Political studies
Giessen

Globalisation as hope?





CV ° Prof. Leggewie who holds a chair for political studies in Gießen was born in Wanne-Eickel in 1950. He studied sociology and history in Cologne and Paris. He earned his PhD and his professorial dissertation in Göttingen. Since 1989, he works at the university of Gießen and is head of the ZMI (centre for media and interactivity).
From 1995-97 he was a fellow at Remarque institute at New York university and at the centre for studies on humans in Vienna. From 1999-2000 he was fellow at the Berlin scientific course of lectures.

Emphasis of his work: Migration, cultural globalisation and multi-culturalism, conservatism and the radical right, symbolical politics and political communication.

Publications (excerpts):
America first? Der Fall einer konservativen Revolution, Frankfurt am Main 1997; (zusammen mit Christa Maar, Hg.) Internet @ Politik. Von der Zuschauer- zur Beteiligungsdemokratie, Köln 1998; Von Schneider zu Schwerte. Das ungewöhnliche Leben eines Mannes, der aus der Geschichte lernen wollte, München 1998; Amerikas Welt, Die USA in unseren Köpfen, Hamburg 2000; (zusammen mit Richard Münch, Hg.) Politik im 21. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt am Main 2001; (zusammen mit Horst Meier, Hg.) NPD-Verbot, oder: Mit Rechtsradikalen leben? Frankfurt am Main 2002; Die Globalisierung und ihre Gegner, München 2003; (Hg.) Die Türkei und Europa. Die Positionen, Frankfurt am Main 2004

Abstract ° Globalisation as hope is the paradigma of important German CEOs such as Jürgen Schrempp, Josef Ackermann, and Horst Köhler (who in the mean time became Germany's federal president). Their world view is shortsighted and boring. Opponents to Globalisation claim de-globalisation. Such a world view is just as shortsighted and boring. Of all things, Leggewie discovers in Africa our hope. Of course his numbers and calculations cannot point that out, however, maybe the tone.

Material (.pdf, german)