The Institute of Sociology and Social Research is home to two professorships, one in Economic Sociology and one in Quantitative Social Research. The institute’s faculty also includes a number of associate professors specialized, among other areas, in qualitative research methods, social theoretical perspectives, organizational analysis, and the sociology of sustainable development.

Our research focuses on the interrelations of society and the economy and includes aspects of politics, law, ecology, and culture. A further focus of our work is the further development of social research methods and their application in addressing complex socioeconomic questions.

In this section of our homepage, you will find information on the Institute’s research areas, publication record, and research seminar series. Detailed information on key research areas and publications by all institute faculty is available on the researchers’ profiles on our Team page. A list of publications by current and former faculty members is available in the WU FIDES research database.

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