14.05.2020
Junior Research Group “The ‘Activating Welfare State’ – a Political and Social History of German Social Policy, 1979-2017” starts its work at SOCIUM

Junior Research Group “The ‘Activating Welfare State’ – a Political and Social History of German Social Policy, 1979-2017” starts its work at SOCIUM

The junior research group, which is headed by Nikolas Dörr, receives over half a million euros from the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs through the Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research Network (FIS).

Over the next three years, the interdisciplinary research group will work with national and international partners to analyze the origins and development of the “activating welfare state” Read more ...

06.04.2020
Multidisciplinary position paper on the SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 Pandemic

Multidisciplinary position paper on the SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 Pandemic

Improvement of the Databases | Strategic Development of Prevention Measures | Protection of Civil Rights

This position paper on Covid-19, authored by Hedwig François-Kettner, Prof. Dr. Matthias Schrappe, Dr. Matthias Gruhl, Prof. Dr. Franz Knieps, Prof. Dr. Holger Pfaff and Prof. Dr. Gerd Glaeske, deals with fundamental epidemiological and public-health issues, from which it draws recommendations for the further development of target-group-specific preventive measures. The paper also adopts a clear position on the question of constitutional democracy and civil rights. The authors are vigorously opposed to pitting fundamental rights and health against each other. Read more ...

19.03.2020
Historical Social Research Special Issue published

Historical Social Research Special Issue published

Historical Social Research Special Issue “Military and Welfare State” of the Reinhart-Koselleck-Project “Universal Conscription, the Military, and Welfare State Development in Europe” published

The special issue “Military and Welfare State: Conscription, Military Interests, and Western Welfare States in the Age of Industrialized Mass Warfare” summarizes first results of the Reinhart-Koselleck-Project “Universal Conscription, the Military, and Welfare State Development in Europe”, funded by the DFG and based at the SOCIUM. Read more ...