Veit Bader was as a teacher and researcher connected to the Free University of Berlin (1966-1976) and to the University of Amsterdam (1976-2009). He is now Emeritus Professor of Sociology (Department of Political and Socio-cultural Sciences) and of Social and Political Philosophy (Department of Philosophy) at the University of Amsterdam and a member of IMES (Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies). He was a workpackage leader and leader of the Dutch teams in two European FP7 projects: RELIGARE (Religious Diversity and Models of Secularism in Europe 2009 - 2013) and ACCEPT (Tolerance, Pluralism and Cohesion 2009 - 2013).
He has written on a wide range of issues in critical political economy; critical social theory; social inequalities and collective action; democracy and the rule of law; legal theory; associative democracy; racism, ethnicity and citizenship; multi-culturalism; ethics of migration and incorporation of minorities; global justice; governance of religious diversity. He is now involved in a research project on ‘Renewing Democracy’ in multi-level polities (particularly the EU).