Welcome to our website! Our main focus is on the international comparison of education systems. Hence, our interests lie within the field of comparative politics, political economy, welfare state research and party politics. Both our research and teaching fall within these fields.
On the following pages you find information on the chair's team, our research, the Emmy-Noether Project "The Politics of Education and Training Reforms in Western Welfare States", and courses taught at our chair.
In the winter term 2013/14 Dr. Ulrich Glassmann is the chair substitute.
Julian Garritzmann was Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, during the fall term. He is now Affiliated Member of Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, IQSS.
In cooperation with the OECD, a new research project started at the Chair on Dec 2nd: As part of the larger OECD project "Governing Complex Education Systems", a case study on education governance in Germany will be conducted at our chair.
Prof. Marius Busemeyer is on research leave during the winter term 2013/14 and summer term 2014. Dr. Ulrich Glassmann substitutes his teaching. We warmly welcome Ulrich at our chair and in Konstanz!
Prof. Marius R. Busemeyer gave speeches at the 26th Bremer Universitätsgespräche and at the Political Economy Seminar of the Paris School of Economics.
Members of the chair gave several speaches at important conferences in political science: Prof. Marius Busemeyer and Julian Garritzmann presented results of their research at the CES Conference for Europeanists in Amsterdam where Marius Busemeyer chaired a Roundtable on "The Euro Crisis and Questions of Legitimacy". Roula Nezi presented results on economic voting at the EPSA-Konferenz in Barcelona. Marius Busemeyer and Janis Vossiek presented their research projects at the SASE-Konferenz in Mailand. Julian Garritzmann was invited to present his dissertation at the ESPAnet Doctoral Workshops at MZES Mannheim.
Victory over the Law Department at the "Professorennacht" on May 22!
More news here.