Peter A. Kraus

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Description of research and teaching

Peter A. Kraus is Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chair of Ethnic Relations at the University of Helsinki. He has previously been an Associate Professor of Political Science at Humboldt University in Berlin, Acting Chair of Political Science and Political Sociology at the University of Frankfurt, a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center of European Studies at Harvard University and a Theodor Heuss Visiting Lecturer at the New School in New York. He has published widely and in several languages on problems of democratic transition and consolidation, politics in Southern Europe, ethnicity, nationalism and identity politics, and the present dilemmas of European integration. He is the author of A Union of Diversity: Language, Identity and Polity-Building in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Among his publications in German are the monographs Nationalismus und Demokratie: Politik im spanischen Staat der Autonomen Gemeinschaften (Nationalism and Democracy: Politics in the Spanish State of the Autonomous Communities, Wiesbaden: DUV, 1996) and Eine kleine Geschichte Kataloniens (A Little History of Catalonia, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2007, with W.L. Bernecker and T. Eßer).

 

Downloadable papers and articles:

The Multilingual City: the Cases of Helsinki and Barcelona

Europeanization and the new politics of language

Legitimacy, Democracy and Diveristy in the European Union

 

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Affiliation Expiration31/07/2012

Latest publications

  1. Addressing linguistic diversity in the European Union: strategies and dilemmas

    Kraus, P. A. & Kazlauskaitė-Gürbüz, R., Aug 2014, In : Ethnicities. 14, 4, p. 517-538

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. The Politics of Complex Diversity: A European Perspective

    Kraus, P. A., 2 Feb 2012, In : Ethnicities. 12, 1, p. 3-25 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Assessing Transnational Spaces

    Creutz-Kämppi, K., Holley, P., Kraus, P. A., Laine, P. & Warius, J., 1 Oct 2011, Bergen: Eurosphere. 54 p. (Work Package Report; no. 6.3 )

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

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Latest activities

  1. Workshop "Closing off the Folkhem? Right-wing Populism and the Politics of Xenophobia in the North"

    Peter A. Kraus (Speaker: Chair)
    15 Dec 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Conference "Interkulturalität und europäische Integration - interdisziplinäre Perspektiven"

    Peter A. Kraus (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Dec 20113 Dec 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Seminar "Currents of Europeanization"

    Peter A. Kraus (Speaker: Keynote)
    3 Oct 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. Responding to Complex Diversity in Europe and Canada (RECODE)

    Kraus, P. A.

    01/06/201001/07/2014

    Project: Research project

  2. EUROSPHERE Diversity and the European Public Sphere: Towards a Citizens' Europe

    Kraus, P. A.

    Unknown funder

    01/01/200801/01/2013

    Project: Research project

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