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

17/09/2021

SPS Summer Academy 2021: (In)equality, Democracy and Solidarity in Europe

The EUI's Department of Social and Political Sciences organised its second Summer Academy from 6 to 10 September 2021 in the Badia Fiesolana.

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23/08/2021

Vicente Valentim on Social Norms and Stigmatised Political Behaviour

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20/07/2021

SPS Department awards 2021 Linz Rokkan Prize

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07/07/2021

Rationality and Society James S Coleman Outstanding Article Award

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Department of Political and Social Sciences

Villa Sanfelice

Via della Badia dei Roccettini, 9

50014 Fiesole FI

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