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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)

Research Profile

Research and doctoral training at the BGSS are mainly focused on the question of whether and how modern societies are able to cope with problems of inclusion and exclusion, discrimination and diversity, heterogeneity and individualisation as well as how the frameworks of democracy will evolve and how democratic institutions will perform under these conditions and in the context of Europeanization. Research at the BGSS concentrates on the comparative analysis of problems of social inclusion and democratic performance by addressing the following themes:



Migration, Education, Work and Labor, Social Demography, Social Inequality and Change, Welfare State


Democratization, Democracy and Political Institutions, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law, Political Behavior of Individuals and Collective Actors, Civil Society and Social Movements