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Colloquium: Societal Influences on Development Aid Preferences – Diverging governmental positions of South Korea and Turkey

13-7On July 13, 2022, the GSPC held a colloquium with our PhD candidate Melis Baydag (Link) presenting her paper on the domestic driving forces of diverging development policy positions of South Korea and Turkey. She discussed why and under which conditions development policy preferences of seemingly similar middle-sized countries diverge. (More)

 
 
 


Summer School Announcement: Urgent Normative Challenges to a Sustainable Future

Along with Ruhr University Bochum, University of Graz, and University of Bern, the GSPC will be co-hosting a Summer School from May 31st until June 5th, 2022, titled Urgent Normative Challenges to a Sustainable Future. (More)

 
 
 


Colloquium: Social Cohesion and Immigration

The GSPC started 2022 on a high note: in our first colloquium on January 19th, Prof. Dr. Nils Holtug shared his thoughts on Social Cohesion and Immigration with us. (More)

 
 
 


Colloquium: Ghanaian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Political Cohesion

In the GSPC’s colloquium on December 15th, 2021, our guest Dr. Marian Yankson-Mensah held a talk on whether the Ghanaian Truth and Reconciliation Commission was able to further political cohesion in Ghana. (More)

 
 
 


Workshop: Four Central Dimensions of Political Cohesion

The GSPC successfully hosted its first in-person workshop on November 3rd at Ruhr-University Bochum’s campus. We have discussed the interaction of the four empiric and conceptual dimensions of Political Cohesion: Justice, Identity, Participation, and Security. Each dimension was introduced with a presentation by our faculty and followed by an open discussion. (More)

 
 
 
 


Online Workshop: Modus Vivendi and Post-Sovereign Legitimacy

On June 16th, 2021, the GSPC hosted a workshop with Prof. Dr. Enzo Rossi, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at University of Amsterdam. In his presentation, Prof. Dr. Rossi introduced us to his idea of using modus vivendi as a framework for conceptualizing legitimacy in a post-sovereign political order.
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Workshop Announcement: Modus Vivendi and Post-Sovereign Legitimacy

The GSPC is pleased to announce its next workshop with our guest Dr. Enzo Rossi from University of Amsterdam on June 16th, 2021, organized by our PhD candidates Thorben Knobloch and Franziska Paulmann.
In his presentation, Enzo Rossi will explore the prospects of the idea of modus vivendi as a framework for conceptualising the legitimacy of a post-sovereign political order.
For more information, feel free to contact the management of the GSPC.

 


Online Workshop: Why do East and West Germans Protest? An Analysis of Determinants with the data of ALLBUS 2018

On May 12th, our guests Prof. em. Peter Schmidt (University of Giessen) and Prof. em. Karl-Dieter Opp (University of Leipzig) introduced us to their theory-driven quantitative social research program on protestors in East and West Germany. More

 
 
 
 


Online Workshop on Process Tracing Methods

The GSPC successfully hosted a workshop on Process Tracing Methods with Prof. Dr. Derek Beach from Aarhus University on April 28th, 2021. In the workshop, our PhD candidates and guests were introduced to the concepts and best practice of process tracing. More

 
 
 
 
 


Workshop Announcement: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

The next in our series of virtual workshops will take place on April 28th and May 12th. Derek Beach (Professor at University of Aarhus), Peter Schmidt (Prof. em. at University of Giessen), and Karl-Dieter Opp (Prof. em. at University of Leipzig) accepted our PhD candidates’ invitation to be our guests. More

 
 
 
 


Workshop on Political Cohesion and Societal Division

The GSPC successfully hosted its workshop on Political Cohesion and Societal Division on the 19th and 24th of November. Thank you to our guests Prof. Dr. Jan-Werner Müller from Princeton University and Prof. Dr. Constantin Goschler from Ruhr-University Bochum, as well as to our PhD candidates for their contributions.
For more information on the workshop click here.
 
 
 
 
 


Workshop Announcement: Political Cohesion and Societal Division

Our next virtual workshop is going to take place on the 19th and 24th of November. Joining us this time will be Prof. Dr. Jan-Werner Müller from Princeton University and Prof. Dr. Constantin Goschler from Ruhr-University Bochum. To find out more, click here.
 
 
 
 
 


GSPC Opening Workshop

The GSPC is proud to have hosted its first workshop on July 6th and July 13th. The two-day online workshop brought our PhD students, faculty, and guests together to get to know and discuss our graduate students’ doctoral projects. For more information, click here.
 
 
 
 
 


The GSPC will organize summer schools, workshops, and colloquia with varying core themes and methods to shed light on the diverse facets of Political Cohesion. We will invite national and international experts from various disciplines to our events in order to gradually expand our perspective through their input as well as give our PhD candidates the opportunity to discuss their ideas with leading academics of their field and beyond.
Each of our PhD candidates will also have an individual budget to further develop their projects by inviting research fellows to work with them, organizing research stays for themselves, or traveling to and participating in scientific conferences.