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Leading Mind in Human Resources

We are excited to announce that our Principal Investigator Florian Kunze has been awarded one of the "40 Leading Minds in Human Resources" by Personalmagazin. Congratulations to Florian and his entire team at the Future of Work Lab at the University of Konstanz.

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Best Paper Award

Gianna Maria Eick and Marius Busemeyer were given the Best Paper Award from the Research Network on Political Economy and Welfare of the Council for European Studies (CES).

High support for universal basic income

The majority of the population in Germany supports the introduction of an unconditional basic income. The analysis of two representative studies shows that the higher the basic income, the greater the approval. As a means of financing, most respondents support an increase in income and wealth taxes.

Tracing charisma with avatars

Are mainly people of high status perceived as being charismatic? And what does this mean for people with lower status? An interdisciplinary research project at the University of Konstanz focuses on the charisma of politicians from socially marginalized backgrounds.

"Ungleichland" Film & Talk

Am 14. Februar 2023 um 18.30 Uhr lädt das Exzellenzcluster "The Politics of Inequality" zusammen mit dem Zebra Kino und dem karla Magazin zur Filmvorführung und anschließender Diskussion mit Julia Friedrichs (Autorin), Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer (Politikwissenschaftler), Stefanie Bremer (Aktivistin) & Gästen ein.

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Oxford University Press

Book Launch: Ideational Legacies and the Politics of Migration in European Minority Regions

Monday, 13 February 2023, 5.30–7.00 pm, CET

Why are some minority regions open, others aversive to immigration? Christina Zuber (University of Konstanz) will answer this question in a presentation of her recently published book. Anita Manatschal (University of Neuchâtel) and Marius Busemeyer (University of Konstanz) will provide comments before opening up for discussion with the audience. The event will be moderated by Kirsten Mahlke (University of Konstanz) and an apéro awaits those…