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Anton Pelinka

Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and Int
Central European University


Anton Pelinka was full professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, from 1975 to 2006 and visiting professor at Harvard University (Schumpeter Fellow), Stanford University (Austrian Chair), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the University of New Orleans, and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Institute for European Studies). His research fields include Comparative Politics and Democratic Theory. His immediate research focus will be on democracy and transnational politics. Among his publications: Austria. Out of the Shadows of the Past (Boulder: Westview, 1998); The Politics of the Lesser Evil. Leadership, Democracy and Jaruzelski's Poland (New Brunswick: Transaction, 1999); The Haider Phenomenon in Austria (ed.with Ruth Wodak; New Brunswick: Transaction, 2002); Democracy Indian Style. Subhas Chandra Bose and the Creation of India's Political Culture (New Brunswick: Transaction, 2003).

Research Interest

International Relations, Nationalism and Religious Studies.


  • Pelinka A. Justice, truth and peace : three dimensions of consequences. In: Wodak R, Auer GS, editors. Justice and memory : confronting traumatic pasts : an international comparison. Wien: Passagen Verlag; 2009. p. 49-65.

  • Pelinka A. Preface : How to live with prejudices. In: Pelinka A, Bischof K, Stögner K, editors. Handbook of prejudice. Amherst: Cambria Press; 2009. xi-xxiv.

  • Handbook of prejudice. Pelinka A, Bischof K, Stögner K, editors. Amherst: Cambria Press; 2009.

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