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Welcome to the website of Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer!

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 summer term 2014 Dr. Ulrich Glassmann is the chair substitute.


Julian Garritzmann was invited to join the Editorial Committee of the Council for European Studies’s journal 'Reviews and Critical Commentary' (CritCom).

Julian Garritzmann was elected to represent the scientific staff and research associates in the joint council of the departments of politics, law, and economy (Sektionsrat).

Prof. Marius Busemeyer will give a talk about „Social investment, skills and inequality“ at the conference on „Pre-distributive social policy“ organized by the Policy Network at Oxford University on June 30/July 1.

Prof. Marius Busemeyer discussed about the topic „The history and present of critical theories on capitalism“ („Geschichte und Gegenwart der Kapitalismuskritik“) with Prof. Jürgen Kocka, Prof. Jürgen Osterhammel and Prof. Sven Reichardt on June 3, 2014.

Julian Garritzmann presented his research at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, at the Brown Bag Meeting at the University of Konstanz, and at the German Policy Agenda Project Meeting in Konstanz.

Julian Garritzmann participated in the second Joint Konstanz-Essex Ph.D. Colloquium and presented parts of his dissertation thesis at the University of Essex

Together with Torben Iversen, Marius Busemeyer edited a special issue on "The Political Economy of Skills and Inequality" of the Socio-Economic Review.

More news here.