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.

 

New appointment


Ellen ImmergutProf. Ellen M. Immergut has been appointed professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, starting as of 1 September 2017.

Her research themes are: Multi-Dimensional Political Competition and Social Policy Responsiveness in Post-Industrial Societies; Health Politics in Europe; Constitutional Politics.

Her future seminar offerings include: “Institutional Origins and Institutional Change;” “The New Party Politics of Welfare State Recalibration;” “Two-Dimensional Political Competition.” 

Short CV, incl. publications

 

 

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ECO-SPS Experimental Working Group

ECO-SPS Experimental Working Group

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Presentations by Christiane Schwieren and Ernesto Reuben on 31 May 2017
Southern Europe in Crisis: A Comparative Perspective

Southern Europe in Crisis: A Comparative Perspective

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Workshop on 29-30 May 2017
Machine Learning Techniques for Social Science Texts & Datasets

Machine Learning Techniques for Social Science Texts & Datasets

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Workshop with Slava Mikhaylov on 26-27 May 2017
The Return of Economic Nationalism

The Return of Economic Nationalism

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Workshop organised by Dorothee Bohle, Vera Scepanovic and Line Rennwald on 22-23 May 2017
Interviewing

Interviewing

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Workshop with Richard Caplan and Jennifer Welsh on 24-25 May 2017

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