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

29/10/2021

Anton Hemerijck joins EC High-Level Group on Social Protection and Welfare

Anton Hemerijck, Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, joins the European Commission’s newly formed High-Level Group on the Future of Social Protection and of the Welfare State, chaired by Former European Commissioner Anna Diamantoupolou.

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21/10/2021

Carlos J Gil Hernández receives the ECSR Prize

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20/10/2021

Fred Paxton on the Populist Radical Right in Local Power

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