BAEHR William Peter, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 304 Scopus Citations
  • 9 Scopus h-Index
1979 …2020

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Personal profile


Peter Baehr is Chair Professor of Social Theory at Lingnan University. Before coming to Hong Kong in 2000, he worked at universities in Canada and Britain. He teaches and writes mainly in the areas of social/ political thought, political culture, and mass emergency. Peter Baehr’s work has been translated into Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese. Baehr is an advisor to Oxford University Press’s Digital Research initiative, an executive board member of the History of Sociology Research Committee of the International Sociological Association, and he sits as an international editor on nine journals. He is a member of Hong Kong’s Research Grants Committee (a government body) and, at Lingnan, is a member of the university’s executive Council.

Research interests

Social and political thought, History of predatory regime types, Political language

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Research Output

Book Review : The arrest of sociology

BAEHR, P., Mar 2020, In : International Sociology. 35, 2, p. 123-137 15 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsReview article

  • Hong Kong must now rely on its own efforts to protect academic freedom

    BAEHR, P., 2 Jun 2020, Hong Kong Free Press.

    Research output: Other PublicationsOther ArticleCommunication

  • Of decency and heroism in a time of plague in Hong Kong : Human beings have a remarkable capacity of goodness

    BAEHR, P., 3 Apr 2020, MercatorNet.

    Research output: Other PublicationsOther ArticleCommunication

  • Prizes


    • 2 Other Invited Talks or Presentations
    • 1 Editorial (Journal)
    • 1 External Advisory Body for Knowledge Transfer

    Serendipities : Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences (Journal)

    Peter BAEHR (Editor)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Editorial / Peer-review Work Editorial (Journal)

    Rules of relevance : A critique of current sociology and a reaffirmation of its potential

    William Peter BAEHR (Speaker)

    24 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations

    International Sociological Association (External organisation)

    William Peter BAEHR (Member)


    Activity: Advisory Body | Committee MembershipExternal Advisory Body for Knowledge Transfer

    Press / Media

    These are the most unknown reasons why you should use a mask

    William Peter BAEHR


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer

    Hong Kong universities rattled by new security law

    William Peter BAEHR


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer