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Politics and Society

The Research and Teaching Unit 4 "Politics and Society" is concerned with the development of the political system and how this system is embedded in a social (or world society) environment. It integrates approaches from political science and sociology into research and teaching and is responsible for organizing the courses offered in the ‘Political Science’ Bachelor’s programme, the expiring ‘Political Communication’ Master’s programme and the ‘Political Science’ Master’s programme. In addition, the research and teaching unit offers courses in political science and political science as part of other Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the Faculty of Sociology and as part of the PhD programme.


Allegorie über die Mühsal politischer Steuerung, 1578, Pieter van der Borcht.