Patrick Sachweh is a Professor of Comparative Sociology at the University of Bremen, Germany, where he also obtained his PhD in 2009. In between, he was working at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. His research interests lie in the fields of social inequality, comparative welfare state research and methods of empirical social research (esp. mixed methods). Currently, he is working on value orientations and conflicts between different segments of the middle classes, and has recently completed a mixed-methods study on popular perceptions of social inequality and justice in Germany (funded by the German Research Foundation).