Research at the Institute of Political Science is dedicated to the overarching topic of “Democracy – Education – Europe”. It is oriented towards the systematic observation and explanation of political institutions (polity), political interactions and processes (politics) as well as policy fields, whereby each of the various subject areas at the institute set their own focus areas. We apply a range of social scientific methods, with an emphasis on qualitative methodology.

Research at the institute also links in to university and non-university cooperative relationships in a number of different ways. Examples of work carried out as part of parent research projects and cooperations include involvement in:

Examples of ongoing and completed research projects include:

The professorships are interconnected on a national and international level, which is apparent, among other things, in leadership positions at specialist organisations and journals, expert opinions and activities, involvement in joint research projects and publications besides the organisation of symposia.

Letzte Änderung: 2. Januar 2019