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Elmar Altvater

German Marxist academic
Altvater in April 2005

Elmar Altvater (24 August 1938 – 1 May 2018)[1] was Professor of Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of the Free University of Berlin. He retired on 30 September 2004. He worked at the Institute, and to publish articles and books.[2] He was born in Kamen, Province of Westphalia. In 1970, he co-founded the German journal PROKLA - Journal for Critical Social Science.[3]


  1. "Elmar Altvater".
  2. "Prof. Dr. Elmar Altvater". 6 June 2008.
  3., the Publication, in German

Other websitesEdit

  • Altvater old homepage at the Free University Berlin [1]
  • New homepage at the FU [2]
  • Overview of his life and work (in German)[3]