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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…

Prof. Bünte’s most recent publication sheds light on the role of presidentialism in the process of democratic backsliding in East and Southeast Asia. The volume co-edited with Mark R. Thompson volume is a cooperation of renowned international scholars working in the field of presidentialism studies....

The FAU’s Emerging Talent Initiative (ETI) will support Dr Johannes Jüde during the period July 2022 – June 2023. The program assists excellent young researchers in applying for external funding for their research project. Dr Jüde will employ the ETI-grant to develop a research proposal to apply for...

As part of an ongoing research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science, we invite scholars specialized in modern China studies to apply for a four-week fellowship at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. We are looking for a researcher who is interested ...