MA in Society and Politics
The MA in Society and Politics is the oldest and most established track in our MA programme. It offers a variety of courses that will provide both the “standard canons” of theoretical and empirical discourse and relate to the research frontier as well. Courses on political sociology, especially civil society both East and West of the Elbe and social movements, contemporary welfare states, classic and contemporary social and political theory, institution building, corruption, political culture, political gender issues, the interpretation of the Holocaust, and the rule of law are examples of our orientation as reflected in our courses.
Recent dissertation topics have included for example:
Politics of Industrial Relations: a case study of workers’ movement in contemporary Myanmar
In the pursuit of reconciliation: memory used and misused in the case of foreign policies of Poland and Ukraine
Thomas Hobbes, contemporary politics and modern political thought