Alexander Ruser

Alexander Ruser is currently professor of Sociology at Agder University in Kristiansand, Norway.

Previously he was temporary professor for Sociology and Social Structure Analysis and the scientific head of the Centre for Political Communication at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (Germany). He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology at Heidelberg University and was a Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and a visiting fellow at Punjab University, Chandigarh (India). His research focuses on the various roles, empirical questions and theoretical implications of “science in society”, the role of experts in climate politics and the impact of “knowledge” on social inequalities and decision-making.

Alexander has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Policy, Innovation, Current Sociology, The International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society and the Journal of Civil Society.

Climate Politics and the Impact of Think Tanks Scientific Expertise in Germany and the US. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018.

Against Political Compromise. Sustaining Democratic Debate (with Amanda Machin). London: Routledge, 2017.


Contact Alexander at:

Department of Sociology & Social Work
University of Agder
Universitetsveien 25
4630 Kristiansand, Norway
Building 53, Room B106