At this year's Berlin Science Week, the two German Clusters of Excellence in the Social Sciences came together:
On 7 November 2019, jointly with our colleagues from Berlin at "Contestations of the Liberal Script – SCRIPTS", our Cluster organized a public discussion event on "Populism and Social Inequality – Current Debates"
Our Opening Conference on 9 - 11 October, 2019, was a rousing success! We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our speakers and guests for three days of inspiring talks and engaging discussion.
The Politics of Inequality
Our researchers investigate inequality in areas such as education, employment and political rights. We study how people perceive these inequalities, how they lead to collective mobilization, and how political actors respond to them.
Researchers from the Universities of Konstanz and Uppsala find that Internet availability in autocracies reduces the occurrence of popular mobilization, but once protest forms, it is catalyzed by digital tools
Researchers at the University of Konstanz and the University of Mannheim release analysis of a national survey in Germany: One in two Germans would be willing to take part in climate protests; more than one in three support a CO2 tax. These are the results of a national survey published by the organizational researchers Sebastian Koos (University of Konstanz) and Elias Naumann (University of Mannheim). The full text is available in German.
For his investigation of job performance evaluations of migrants in service jobs, organizational researcher Prof Dr Florian Kunze has received an award for international research papers, presented by the Academy of Management division on “Organizational Behavior”.