The research areas of the Institute of Political Science and Sociology and its divisions areas are widley spread. On this page you will find an overview of research projects, the research groups at IPS, our Working Paper Series, doctoral theses at the IPS, institutional memberships as well as links to the relevant pages of the individual divisions.
Here you will find a selection of research projects that are carried out at IPS and its divisions or in which institute members are significantly involved. For further information on research foci and projects at the Institute of Political Science and Sociology, please refer to the relevant pages of the respective divisions.
At our institute, five research groups have been established that reflect the broad and diverse research and teaching agenda.
Working Paper Series
To make our research more visible, IPS has launched the open access series Würzburg Working Papers in Political Science and Sociology (Würzburger Arbeitspapiere zur Politikwissenschaft und Soziologie). In WAPS, we aim at covering the entire spectrum of our Institute's research focuses. WAPS is open to IPS members, guest professors from all around the world, and outstanding students who are introduced to the academic world by publishing their significant contributions.
At the Institute of Political Science and Sociology outstanding graduates of the University of Würzburg or of other universities have the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree within the fields of Political Science or Sociology. In principle, a doctorate is possible in all divisons and there is the possibility of supervision within the framework of the Graduate Schools.
The University of Würzburg's Institute of Political Science and Sociology is member of
Furthermore, our Institute is member of the following University of Würzburg Graduate Schools:
Information on research and research projects at the Institute of Political Science and Sociology can be found on the relevant pages of the respective divisions:
- Comparative Politics and German Government (Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Lauth)
- European Studies and International Relations (Prof. Dr. Manuela Scheuermann)
- Political Theory
- General Sociology and Sociological Theory (Prof. Dr. Andreas Göbel)
- Sociology and Qualitative Methods of Empirical Social Research (Prof. Dr. Elke Wagner)
- Quantitative Methods of Empirical Social Research (Prof. Dr. Christiane Gross)
Social Science Sustainability Studies (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Zeigermann)