Institute for Social and Political Analysis (I)
Focuses on ResearchIn both teaching and research, the Institute is dedicated to the analysis of social and political institutions and processes. It is concerned both with the structural changes in today’s society, expressed in the transformation of the industrial society into a knowledge and service society with a welfare state, and with the way this change is influenced through political actions. In addition to the problems of socio-cultural change and social-political regulation, the topics addressed include the problems of restructuring employment, gender relations, changes in social inequality structures, the spatial organisation of society and the relationship between society and nature. In these analyses, societies constituted nationally are placed in the context of Europeanization and globalisation. An integrative cross-sectional dimension is provided by studies on the foundations of (interdisciplinary) theory formation and the historical development of sociology.
Professorships and Fields of Work
Social Structure, Social Inequality and Social Conflicts
The Changing Society and Economy
Institute for Political Science (II)
Focuses of ResearchThe Institute is the centre of political science teaching and research in Frankfurt. The Institute’s research activities are grouped into four key areas: Normative and Conceptual Foundations of Politics, Democracy and State, World Society, World Development and World Order including Peace and Conflict Research, and Didactics of Social Sciences. The long-standing interest and projects in the area of research on North America fit into these topic areas, as do central aspects of gender research, which is a focus throughout the Faculty. (For comparison, see the focuses of research which cut across faculties and institutes in this area.) The Institute works closely with the Center for North American Studies (ZENAF) and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).
Professorships and Areas of Work
Normative and Conceptual Foundations of Politics
Democracy and State
World Society, World Development and World Order including Peace and Conflict Research
Didactics of Social Sciences
Institute for the Foundations of Social Sciences (III)
Focuses of ResearchResearch and teaching at the Institute focus on the foundations of the social sciences in terms of scientific theory, methodology and social psychology. The Institute tests and develops methods of data collection and analysis, and is dedicated to the continuation of the tradition of sociological social psychology founded by the classics of sociology, namely the connection between personality, society and culture. In addition, it carries out empirical research in the areas of science, culture, communication, biography and education and attends to application-orientated aspects of science by developing new counselling concepts.
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