Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Political Sociology and Social Policy

Political Sociology and Social Policy

Welcome to the Chair



Research and teaching at the Chair of Political Sociology and Social Policy are concerned with the interaction between politics and society, with a special focus on the modern welfare state. We are particulary invested in the question of how post-industrial transformations of welfare states, labour markest and societies have an impact on aspects of political life.


Research Interests

  • Social, Labour market and Familiy policy
  • Social and political inequality
  • Attitudes towards the welfare state
  • Political parties, voter attachments and poliical representation
  • Far-right movements and parties
  • Political economy of climate change





Prof. Dr. Hanna Schwander



Mailing Address
Lehrbereich Politische Soziologie und Sozialpolitik

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Astrid Schaal

Universitätstrasse 3b, Room 309
Phone: 030/ 2093 66550
Fax: 030/ 2093 66551