Herrmann, Peter

Herrmann, Peter

Last name:  Herrmann
Name:  Peter

Dr. Phil (Bremen, Germany). Studies in Sociology (Bielefeld, Germany), Economics (Hamburg, Germany), Political Science (Leipzig, Germany) and Social Policy and Philosophy (Bremen, Germany). Since 2013 he has been living in Rome (Italy) working as member of the scientific committee of EURISPIES and working globally as social philosopher. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Department of Social Sciences (Kuopio, Finland), honorary associate professor at Corvinus University in Budapest, Faculty of Economics, Department of World Economy. He had been teaching at several Third Level Institutions across the EU; currently correspondent to the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law (Munich, Germany). He holds position of a senior advisor to the European Foundation on Social Quality (The Hague, Netherlands), member of the Advisory Board of EURISPES – Istituto di Studi Politici, Economici e Sociali (Rome), member of the Scientific Board and its coordination committee of ATTAC – Association pour la taxation des transactions financieres pour l’aide aux citoyens, Associate Member of the Eurasian Center for Big History and System Forecasting, Lomonosow Moscow State University (Russia). He held various positions as visiting professor at different universities within and outside of the EU. He also had been research fellow at National Taiwan University (Taipei); The Cairns Institute, James Cook University (Australia); Visiting Scholar at Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi (ODTU), Ankara, Turkey; Visiting Scholar at the Max-Planck-Institute fur Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik (Munich, Germany); a senior foreign expert in the PRC, based at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) and a founding professorship at Bangor College of Central South University of Forestry & Technology (ChangSha, PRC). Several lectures were given at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Moscow, Russia).

He started his work in researching European Social Policy and in particular the role of NGOs. His main interest shifted over the last years towards developing the Social Quality Approach further, looking in particular into the meaning of economic questions and questions of law. He linked this with questions on the development of state analysis and the question of social services. He has published widely on both topics.

He is a member of several editorial boards; editor of the various book series and peer-reviewing for different journals in the social area and book series.

Member of several editorial boards; editor of the book series Applied Social Studies – Recent Developments, International and Comparative Perspectives (New York, USA); peer-reviewing for several journals in the social area and book series. Also for the ICM - Centre for International Cooperation and Mobility, Vienna.

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