Michael Baurmann

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Michael Baurmann (born January 26, 1952 in Aachen ) is a German sociologist .

Baur, he studied after high school 1970-1976 sociology , philosophy and law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main , where 1976 he obtained his diploma of Sociology, 1983 doctorate was in 1994 and habilitated . From 1990 to 1997 he was an academic councilor , later an academic senior councilor, at the University of Mainz . In the winter semester 1992/93 he was professor for legal sociology and legal theory at the University of Frankfurt. Baurmann has been Professor of Sociology at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf since 1997 . He is also co-editor of the journal Analyze & Critique .

His areas of work are: general sociological theory formation (especially rational choice approaches), sociology of market society, social capital and trust , fundamentalism and extremism .


  • Purposeful rationality and criminal law: arguments for an act-related right to take action. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 1987, ISBN 978-3531118079
  • with Hartmut Kliemt : Modern society under the rule of law. Alber Verlag, Munich 1990, ISBN 978-3495476857
  • Preliminary considerations on an empirical theory of positive general prevention. Decker, Heidelberg 1994.

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