From Plato and Hobbes to federal elections and the comparison of political systems to global crises and conflicts

Anyone who sets out to do political science must be aware that people think extraordinarily differently about most standards and values. (Carlo Schmid)

The institute consists of four professorships, which are active in research and teaching in the core subjects of political science: Political Theory, Comparative Government and Domestic Policy, International Politics and Political Conflict Research.

Institute Director