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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Presentations by Anandi Mani and Darren Schreiber on 22 February 2017
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Latin America and the Fate of the Left Turn

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A talk by Kenneth Roberts within the Latin America Working Group (16 February 2017)
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Katharina Meissner on Competing for Economic Power

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