Peter Wagner is a German sociologist and political theorist. He is currently a research professor at the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies, University of Barcelona. He has studied economics, political science and sociology in Hamburg, London and Berlin and is active in academia in many European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Norway, as well as the United States and the Republic of South Africa. He was Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick and the University of Trento, Professor of Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute in Florence and Visiting Professor at the Université de Paris 8, the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, the University of Berkeley and other prestigious universities.
From his rich opus we single out the following titles: A Sociology of Modernity: Liberty and Discipline, A History and Theory of the Social Sciences: Not All That is Solid Melts into Air, Theorizing Modernity. Inescapability and Attainability in Social Theory and Modernity as Experience and Interpretation: A New Sociology of Modernity. Progress: A Reconstruction is Wagner's first book published in Croatian.
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