Department of Political and Social Sciences

We focus on contemporary challenges facing European politics and societies

Doctoral Programme

The core mission of the EUI Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) is the recruitment, training, and placement of early career researchers from throughout Europe.

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People

Our Faculty, Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs come from a broad range of countries spanning all Europe and beyond.

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Research

We focus on the interplay of institutional dynamics with their behavioral context.

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Seminars & Teaching

We are one of Europe’s leading centres for research on comparative politics, political behaviour and political sociology, the sociology of inequality, analytic sociology, and international relations and security.

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About

We conceptualise institutions dynamically by studying the interactions between institutions – both formal and informal - and their behavioural context. This applies to the analysis of the impact of party competition on public policies, changing family structures and their consequences for inequalities, changing norms of governance and conflict and their implications for politics and geo-politics.

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News

04/05/2021

Andres Reiljan on affective polarization in multiparty systems

Every year, about 30 researchers defend their PhD theses in the SPS Department. In order to illustrate the range of their research, each month the department selects and presents a dissertation notable for both its exceptionally high quality and general interest to the public.

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29/04/2021

Juho Härkönen in EC advisory group on democracy and demography

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23/04/2021

Why now? Explaining non-black participation in the BLM protests of 2020

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The EUI Ph.D. programme in Political and Social Sciences

3minutephd: Walls & Passports: A Fruitful Thesis on Immigration and Citizenship Policy - Sam Schmid

Why study Political and Social Sciences at the EUI?

Department of Political and Social Sciences

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Via della Badia dei Roccettini, 9

50014 Fiesole FI

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