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Civil Society, Conflicts, and Democracy






Research Area:
Civil Society, Conflicts, and Democracy





Research Units:
   
>  Migration, Integration, Transnationalization (MIT)
> Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans  
   
   
>  Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges (DSL)
> Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel  
   
   
>  Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions (TKI)
> Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn  
   
   
   
Research Group:  
   
>  Civil Society, Citizenship, and Political Mobilization in Europe (ZCM)
>
> 
Prof. Dr. Dieter Gosewinkel
Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht
 
   
   
   
Research Professorships  
   
> Theory, History and Future of Democracy
> Prof. John Keane  
   
   
> New Forms of Governance *  
> Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert  
   
   
> Rule of Law in the Age of Globalization  
> Prof. Dr. Mattias Kumm  
   
   
   
> WZB Rule of Law Center  
  headed by  
> Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel  
> Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert  
> Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn  
   
   
   
Schumpeter Junior Research Group: Position Formation in the EU Commission
Dr. Miriam Hartlapp  
   
   
   
Bridging Project:
"The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism"
  headed by  
> Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans  
> Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel  
> Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn  
   
   

The political and social integration of modern societies are the focus of research in Research Area IV. Problems related to global economic ties, the emergence of international and supranational centers of political decision making, migration and increased cultural and social heterogeneity represent major challenges to nation states, calling into question their ability to handle such matters and threatening to splinter modern societies. Political and societal orders face the awesome task of overcoming the difficulties which lead to growing tensions and conflicts. At the core of analysis is the question, how stable, adaptable, and reformable are established democracies, new democracies, and political and societal actors? Transnationalization and the Europeanization of politics and policies are the essential, underlying conditions that will determine whether political institutions function or fail.


   

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Professor Dr. Wolfgang Merkel -330/-345       wolfgang.merkel@wzb.eu
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