The research interests of the members of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) span across comparative politics, international relations, sociology, and social and political theory. 
We focus on contemporary phenomena, at the national, sub-national and transnational level, mainly but not exclusively in Europe.

We support an eclectic approach to research projects and doctoral theses, often cutting across traditional academic boundaries. A variety of method courses and workshops on data gathering and analysis are available in the first two years—survey, experimental and ethnographic; quantitative and qualitative—while field-work and data collection normally take place in the second and third year.

 

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New appointment

Prof. Dorothee Bohle has recently been apppointed as new professor in the SPS Department as of 1 September 2016. 

Her research fields include: East European politics and political economy, Comparative Political Economy, Europe's periphery, Labor and Industrial Relations, Housing and housing finance.

 

 
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From Referendums to Electronic Democracy

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A farewell event for Alexander H. Trechsel (6 June 2016)
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Two research seminars on 6-7 June 2016 with Ruvi Ziegler (University of Reading)
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Understanding and Measuring Media Effects

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Workshop on 6-7 June 2016
Structural Power and the Reciprocal Influences Between Business and Politics

Structural Power and the Reciprocal Influences Between Business and Politics

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A Roundtable to celebrate Pepper Culpepper (24 May 2016)
Social And Political Change in Muslim Societies

Social And Political Change in Muslim Societies

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Workshop on 26-27 May 2016

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