Research Areas by Units

German Politics/Political Sociology
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kai Arzheimer

  • German Politics
  • Voting behaviour and political attitudes in comparative perspective
  • Right-wing extremism
  • Research methods in political science, particularly multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling, and social network analysis
  • European Politics
  • Demographic change


Comparative Politics
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Armin Schäfer

  • Public opinion, voting behavior and party politics
  • Political Economy, in particular welfare state politics and political consequences of economic inequality
  • Globalization and its challenges to democracy


International Relations
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann

  • political economy of international relations
  • European integration
  • theory of international relations


Political Theory and Pubilc Policy
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Landwehr

  • Democratic theory
  • Theories of justice
  • Deliberative democracy and democratic representation
  • Democratic innovations
  • Action and decision theory
  • Political economy and public policy

Political Economy
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helen Callaghan


Methods of Empirical Political Science
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sascha Huber