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Chair of Comparative Politics

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In both teaching and research, our Chair is dedicated those questions that focus on the ways in which democracies and other regime types work. We attempt to trace the cultural foundations of politics while also bearing in mind the actions and intentions of political and social actors and their impact on society. We have expertise in and a particular focus on the following topics:

• Right wing radicalism in West and East

• Nationalism and populism

• Religion and politics in liberal democracies

• Integration policies in countries of immigration

• Capital cities and public architecture

• Political consultancy

Our comparative perspective is focused primarily on democracies in Western Europe and overseas, as well as the newer democracies in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Important Information for MA students and BA examinants
Those who teach for the Chair of Comparative Politics, Prof. Dr. Michael Minkenberg, Dr. Jürgen Treulieb, Dr. Artur Kopka, will only supervise MA dissertations for students who have successfully completed a course in Methods under one of them, as well as a Methods course run by one of the other professors of the faculty, preferably those oriented towards the social sciences (Professors Beichelt, Minkenberg, Neyer).
Students on the Double Masters programme (Istanbul, Poznań, Strasbourg) are exempted from this rule and will be considered on an individual basis.


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