Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf 1929–2009


in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 172, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, X

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780197264904
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754081 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf 1929–2009

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Ralph Dahrendorf survived incarceration in a German concentration camp in 1944. He later took degrees in sociology at Hamburg University and the London School of Economics and spent some time as one of Germany's European Commissioners, although he was critical of aspects of the bureaucracy. Dahrendorf was Director of the London School of Economics for ten years and gave the Reith Lectures in 1974. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1977, knighted in 1982 and became Member of the House of Lords in 1993. Dahrendorf retired to Germany. Obituary by Colin Crouch FBA.

Keywords: obituary; Ralph Dahrendorf; LSE; British Academy; Colin Crouch

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Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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