Mr Peter Kolarz
|Post:||Sports Tutor (Sussexsport)|
|Other posts:||Associate Tutor (Sociology)|
|Location:||Friston Building Postgrad Pigeon Holes|
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I have recently completed my DPhil, and work as an Associate Tutor in the department of Sociology.
I am also an editor and reviewer of the journal Studies in Social and Political Thought (SSPT):
I am furthermore an instructor the Sussex University Integrated Martial Arts Club:
Degrees completed at Sussex University:
DPhil Sociology (2006-2011)
PG Dip. Social Research Methods (2005-2006)
MA Social and Political Thought (2004-2005)
BA European Studies / German (2001-2004)
Associate of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Licensed martial arts instructor with Amateur Martial Association (AMA) UK
My DPhil thesis, entitled The Politics of Anthony Giddens's Social Theory, is an in-depth critique of the works of Anthony Giddens, including structuration theory, his analysis of late modernity and his political project, the Third Way. My aim is to propose new frameworks for party politics that are rooted in Giddens's analysis of late modernity, but avoid the internal contradictions and inconsistencies of his 'Third Way'. I am also interested in party politics more generally, and in electoral participation, on which I have conducted empirical research. My further interests include social and political theory, contemporary political sociology, political economy and any issues concerning power and the interplay between formal politics and wider populations.
In the current academic year I am lecturing and teaching seminars on the first year Sociology course 'Comparative Societies'. I am also lecturing on quantitative data analysis using SPSS for final year sociology students, and am supervising final year sociology projects.
My office hour this term is on wednesdays, 2 to 3 in Friston 269.
Kolarz, Peter (2011) The politics of Anthony Giddens's social theory: utopian realism and late modern social democracy beyond the Third Way. Doctoral thesis, University of Sussex.