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Political Science at FAU

The Political Science Institute has been a driving force of the discipline in Germany since its foundation in 1961. The Institute’s seven locally anchored research clusters have wide international outreach and stand out for their strong scientific output and practical orientation. Our research and teaching focuses on challenges to democracies and states that deviate from the democratic norm, on the accelerating changes in the international order, and on managing technological innovation. Read more…

They are rare and left out in the discussion of contemporary authoritarian regimes. Prof. Bünte has published an article in the journal Government and Opposition, which discusses tutelary interference as a spectrum of possible and not mutually exclusive roles which tutelary powers perform, depending...

The Chair of Middle East Politics and Society has launched a new research project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Within the framework of the call "Corona Crisis and Beyond - Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society", the project proposal on "Global autocratic collaboration in times of...