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Adalbert Evers

Prof. Dr. Adalbert Evers

Phone: +49 6221 / 54119-50

Adalbert Evers, Dr. rer. pol., was from 1993 until 2013 professor at he Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen. His professorship for comparative health and social policy was located in the department for social and cultural sciences and simultaneously in the department for agricultural sciences and environmental management. Dr. Evers gained his doctorate at Bremen University in 1977 with summa cum laude and habilitated 1988 in political sociology at Frankfurt University about "Dealing with Insecurity". From 1983–1993 he worked at the European Centre for Social Welfare in Vienna. He has researched at the School of Social Policy of Manchester University, the Institute for Social Sciences at Frankfurt University, the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Birmingham University.

Dr. Ever's work in the field of health and social policy has focused on social services – especially with respect to the role of third sector organisations, civil society, civic engagement and democratic governance. In this context his recent work has been concerned with the role of social innovations.

From 2000 - 2002, Dr. Evers was a member of the Commission of the German Parliament on the Inquiry on the Future of Civic Engagement. For several years he was also speaker of the Section of Social Policy in the German Sociological Association. He is member of the European EMES group, dealing with research on the social economy, where he also acted as its deputy director. He took part in and directed several international research networks and projects – including six EU-projects. He has been appointed as expert and consultant in various German and international organisations and committees dealing with questions around social politics, social services and the third sector. 2013 – 2016 he has been member of the Expert Committee for the Second Report on Civic engagement for the Federal Government. He has published widely in German and international journals and is author and/or editor of more than twenty books.

His more recent book publications in English language include: Social Innovations in the Urban Context (Springer 2016), Social Policy and Citizenship. The Changing Landscape. (Oxford University Press 2012), Third Sector Organisations Facing Turbulent Environments (Nomos 2010), Civicness in the Governance and Delivery of Social Services (Nomos 2010), The Third Sector in Europe (Edward Elgar 2004).


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