Oliver Nachtwey

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Oliver Nachtwey (born September 8, 1975 in Unna ) is a German economist and social scientist . He is currently professor for social structure analysis at the University of Basel .

Oliver Nachtwey at re: publica 2019


Oliver Nachtwey completed his studies at the University of Hamburg in 2003 with a degree in economics . As a scholarship holder of the German Research Foundation , Oliver Nachtwey conducted research at the DFG Graduate College The Future of the European Social Model at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen , where he received his doctorate in 2008 with the thesis Legitimacy Problems of Market Social Democracy - Political Economy and the Political Semantics of Social Justice . From 2008 to 2010, Nachtwey worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena . From 2010 to 2014 he worked at the Department of Economic Sociology at the University of Trier . On October 1, 2014, he moved to the Technical University of Darmstadt . He is also an associated scientist (previously: "Fellow") at the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research . Nachtwey has held the professorship for social structure analysis at the University of Basel since August 2017 .

Oliver Nachtwey is active in social movements and in the criticism of globalization . He regularly writes articles for the newspapers on German and international politics . He also publishes articles in the daily newspaper , in the Junge Welt , the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung .

For his book Die Abstiegsgesellschaft (2016), Nachtwey received the Hans Matthöfer Prize for business journalism from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in 2017 .



  • together with Ulrich Brinkmann : Post-Democracy and Industrial Citizenship. Erosion processes of democracy and co-determination , Beltz Juventa, Weinheim, Basel 2017, ISBN 978-3-7799-3740-1 .
  • The relegation society. About rebellion in the regressive modern age. Suhrkamp, ​​Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-518-12682-0 . - English edition: Germany's Hidden Crisis. Social Decline in the Heart of Europe. Translation by Loren Balhorn and David Fernbach. Verso, London 2018, ISBN 978-1-7866-3634-8 .
  • Market social democracy. The transformation of the SPD and the Labor Party. VS-Verlag, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-531-16805-0 .
  • World market and imperialism. Neuer ISP-Verlag, Karlsruhe 2005, ISBN 978-3-89900-021-4


  • Karl Marx: Critique of Capitalism. Writings on philosophy, economics, politics and sociology. Together with Florian Butollo, Suhrkamp, ​​Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-518-29854-1 .
  • Change of tide. Crisis - union - upheaval . Lucius & Lucius, Stuttgart 2009. In: New Social Movements Vol. 22, no. 4. (with Stephanie Schmoliner and Heike Walk)
  • Capitalism.reloaded: Controversies on imperialism, empire and hegemony. Together with Christina Kaindl, Christoph Lieber, Rainer Rilling , Tobias ten Brink . VSA, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-89965-181-2 .
  • Our world is not a commodity. Handbook for critics of globalization . Together with Christine Buchholz , Anne Karrass, Ingo Schmidt. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 2002, ISBN 978-3-462-03164-5 .

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Individual evidence

  1. Dr. Oliver Nachtwey, substitute professor for general sociology. In: www.ifs.tu-darmstadt.de. Archived from the original on October 13, 2016 ; accessed on October 12, 2016 .
  2. Dr. Oliver Nachtwey - IfS - Institute for Social Research at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. In: www.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de. Retrieved October 12, 2016 .
  3. Oliver Nachtwey new professor at the University of Basel. In: basellandschaftlichezeitung.ch . February 24, 2017, accessed December 5, 2018 (with photo).
  4. Oliver Nachtwey: History without party consciousness . In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . January 18, 2012, ISSN  0174-4909 .
  5. Oliver Nachtwey awarded for "The Descent Society". In: boersenblatt.net . January 4, 2017, accessed December 5, 2018 .
  6. Carsten Hueck: Oliver Nachtwey: "The Descent Society" - Downward into the precariat. Deutschlandfunk Kultur , July 18, 2016, accessed on December 5, 2018 .
  7. The descent society . ZDFmediathek , July 11, 2016, 7:20 p.m., 6 min., Accessed on December 1, 2016 (interview with the author, video available until July 18, 2021).