Beate Roessler

is professor of practical philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She is the author of The Value of Privacy (Polity Press, 2005) and co-editor with Dorota Mokrosinska of Social Dimensions of Privacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2015).


Cover for: What is there to lose?

What is there to lose?

Privacy in offline and online friendships

Friendship enables us to relax the rules of privacy we need in other types of social relationship. When friendship goes online, however, controlling privacy becomes more problematic. Are social networks causing a change in friendship as such, and if so, should we be concerned?

Cover for: Desperately seeking women

Gender quotas were first discussed over thirty years ago; where they have been introduced, they have successfully offset structural discrimination against women. Evidence shows that nothing changes without gender quotas – so why do many countries still not operate them? Concentrating on the German situation, political scientist Beate Rössler re-states the case.

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