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Institute for World Society Studies


Lecture series: 'Signaturen der Weltgesellschaft':

08.10.2019, 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Boris Holzer (Konstanz):
Social Structure and Semantics in the Sociology of World Society


28.10.2019 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Eva M. Hausteiner (Bonn):
In the Conceptual Twilight Zone: Federation, Empire, and the Description of large polities


19.11.2019, 6.15 p.m., room X-B2-103
Hannah Bennani (Tübingen):
Globalizing categories. The case of "Indigenous Peoples"


21.01.2019, 6.15 p.m., room X-C3-107
Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti (Teheran):
From a 'World' to a 'Global' Society: Normative Globalization



Symposium for Prof. Lutz Leisering, PhD

On 7 and 8 May 2019, a symposium for IW-member for many years Lutz Leisering will be held organized by employees and colleagues to say goodbye, to which colleagues, companions, former PhD students, and friends will be invited. Please find the program here.


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.


Selected recent publications:


Working report 2015 - 2017:

The Working Report 2015-2017 is available as PDF for download here.