Call for Applications: International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences 2011

The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its international Doctoral Program starting in October 2011. Applicants may submit their applications via the BGSS online platform at from January 3 to February 16, 2011.

Research proposals should relate to the comparative analysis of the following research areas and topics. A combination of the following areas and topics is welcome:


  • social inequality and well-being
  • social protest and social conflict
  • migration and cultural diversity
  • the clash and the management of collective identities


            • performance of mature and young democracies
            • processes of democratization, and the resilience of autocracy
            • multilevel and multinational policy
            • political institutions, political conflict, and the welfare state


              • scientific knowledge in processes of policy-making
              • the impact of science and religion on processes of inclusion and democratization
              • communicating knowledge in public spheres
              • the governance of science

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