Institute for World Society Studies


Lecture series: 'Signaturen der Weltgesellschaft':

08.05.2018, 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Or Rosenboim (London):
Globalism: historical perspectives on a contested concept.


05.06.2018, 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Shih-Jiunn Shi (Fellow at ZiF):
Cultural Convergence or Political-economic Divergence: A Comparative Perspective on the Welfare Development in Greater China


19.06.2018, 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Ursula Mense-Petermann (Bielefeld):
Observing transnational labor markets through the lens of economic sociology - on the production of a transnational labor market in the meat industry.


12.07.2018 (Thursday!), 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Georgios Varouxakis (London / Göttingen):
Towards a genealogy of the concept of "the West”



New Working Report available

A new Working Report, collecting the Institute's activities from the years 2015 - 2017, has been released. It is available for download at the bottom of this page, and printed copies can be ordered from the Institue Manager.


Research Training Group World Politics (RTG 2225)

The Reasearch Training Group can now be found at

We are pleased to announce that the DFG has approved our Research Training Group application. The new Research Training Group `World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society´ has begun work on 01 October 2017.


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Working report 2015 - 2017