Research at the Department of Political Science

The department's research relates to five broad areas:

On the following pages, you may find information concerning the research focus of the various clusters, the personnel that is researching and teaching in the respective fields, on-going research projects as well as recent publications.

Publications

The faculty members have produced a substantial number of monographs and edited volumes and regularly publish in leading, peer-reviewed journals in the discipline. Overviews of their publications may be found on the personal websites of the staff.

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