Thomas Meyer is Professor em. for political science at the TU Dortmund. He is editor-in-chief of the magazine "Neue Gesellschaft / Frankfurter Hefte", a member of the faculty of the Academy for Social Democracy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. He studied Philosophy, Political Science and German Literature in Frankfurt. In 1973 he received his doctorate on Marx' emancipation theory. 1977 followed the habilitation at the FU Berlin.