Scholars from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences work together here under one roof. Sociology and historiography play a key role in shaping the Institute’s interdisciplinary profile insofar as the research agenda for the future can be characterized as “historically informed social science” that sets out to analyze central areas of conflict in modern societies from a theoretically sophisticated and—whenever possible—comparative perspective. The focus is on phenomena of (past and present) macro-violence as well as on the current problems facing statehood and democracy, the resolution and management of conflicts with legal mechanisms, and changes in the structures of contemporary capitalism.

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