Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Dr. Tobias Lenz is leading the Leibniz Junior Research Group on the subject of “Sources and Consequences of Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organisations”
When, how, and with what consequences do regional organisations claim legitimacy? In recent decades, regional organisations have begun to look to justify their claims to power, as they gain more political authority and are subjected to growing public scrutiny. While the legitimacy of global and European organisations such as the EU has already been well researched, it is still not largely understood how regional organisations in other parts of the world establish their legitimacy. Professor Tobias Lenz will be conducting an international comparison with his Leibniz-Junior Research Group of the sources and implications of the legitimisation strategies of regional organisations under the title of “Sources and Consequences of Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organisations”.
New in Göttingen in April 2018: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Pohn-Lauggas
On April 1, Maria Pohn-Lauggas will be start as junior professor of social science methodology with a focus on methodological research and combination of methods. Prior to coming to Göttingen, she conducted her research at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Vienna and taught at universities in Salzburg, Graz, St. Pölten and Göttingen. Her research has been supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Her main research fields are memory studies, analysis of intergenerational transmission, Visual Sociology, biography and discourse research as well as methodology of social science.more…
Application for admission winter semester 2018/19
From 06.04.2018 to 15.05.2018 you can apply for our Master´s programs at the Faculty of Social Sciences for winter semester 2018/19. We are looking forward to your application.