Department of Political and Social Sciences

 

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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Vatican foundation prize for Alexander Stummvoll

Vatican foundation prize for Alexander Stummvoll

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Research on the Social Doctrine of the Church (Thesis defended in 2012)
The Basis and Value of Distributive Equality

The Basis and Value of Distributive Equality

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Paper presentation within the Legal and Political Theory Working Group, 25 February 2015
Do the Media Set the Parliamentary Agenda or Vice Versa?

Do the Media Set the Parliamentary Agenda or Vice Versa?

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Lecture by Prof Rens Vliegenthart on 5 March 2015 organised by POLCON and the Political Behaviour Colloquium
7th Graduate Network Conference

7th Graduate Network Conference

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4-6 March 2015, Florence

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