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I aim to link research on social movements and civil society with the analysis of political cleavages and the restructuration of conflict. The key assumption is that the very basis of European politics is currently in flux due to the rise of new structuring conflicts that cross-cut and, in part, accentuate traditional social and political divides. This process has not only brought new issues to the forefront of political conflict (especially immigration and European integration), it has also fundamentally affected the landscapes and dynamics of political mobilization in Europe. d


Current Projects and Funding

  • Political Parties in Movement(s) - Volkswagen Foundation Lichtenberg Grant

  • Politicizing Immigration - Volkswagen Foundation Lichtenberg Grant & WZB funds

  • Data Portal on Political Conflict and Protest in Europe (PolDem) - Volkswagen Foundation Lichtenberg Grant & EUI funds

  • Political Protest and Radicalization: Protest-Monitoring - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

  • The Activated Civil Society: An analysis of the sustainable impact of civic engagement on social capital and the common good - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

  • Social Cohesion and Civil Society: Interaction Dynamics in Times of Disruption - Berlin University Alliance

  • Organized Civil Society and Right-wing Interventinos - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

  • Civil Society and Education: Civic Engagement in Local Education Landscapes - Federal Ministry of Education and Research

For more information on the projects and our team, please visit the websites of the Lichtenberg Professorship in Political Sociology and the Center for Civil Society Research

Center fo Civil Society Reseach
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