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Prof. Dr. Heinrich Best

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Institute of Sociology
2 Carl-Zeiß-Straße
Jena 07743
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    research profile

    Methods of empirical social research, elites, social structures


    Born in 1949

    study of sociology, history, political science and economics at university of Cologne

    research assistant and assistant professor at the department of Applied Social Research at University of Cologne

    research assistant at Maison of Sciences de l'Homme, Paris

    professor at department of sociology at University of Cologne

    scientific director of Information Centre for Social Science (GESIS-IZ)

    full professor at department of sociology at University of Jena

    visiting research fellow at Center for Advanced Studies (University of London)

    visiting professor at Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sul Cambiamento Politico (University of Siena)

    visiting professor at Centre de Recherches Politiques de la Sorbonne (Université Paris I)


    methods of empirical social research
    political sociology
    social structure