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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.


Dr. Aurélien Abrassart received the "Prix de la faculté de droit, des sciences criminelles et d'administration publique" of the University of Lausanne for his disseration project on "Why are low-educated workers better of in some countries? Three essays on the link between skills, institutions and labour market outcomes".

Prof. Marius Busemeyer and Julian Garritzmann presented results of their research at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Julian Garritzmann was awarded the JESP/ESPAnet Doctoral Researcher Prize. The awarded article is forthcoming in the JESP’s spring issue.

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.

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