In empirical terms, the object of study of our working group "Political Theory of the Welfare State" is change in the forms of legitimation and justification of the welfare state in Western democracies. In normative terms, we examine concepts such as justice, autonomy and solidarity in the context of normative theory of the welfare state.
- Head of working group: Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier
- Head of working group: Prof. Dr. Uwe Schimank
The working group "Social Conflicts" analyzes the role of civil society actors - social movements, NGOs and interest groups - in processes of social change.
- Head of working group: PD Dr. Sebastian Haunss
- Head of working group: Dr. Tanja Pritzlaff-Scheele