Austrian Institute for Family Studies (AIF)

The Austrian Institute for Family Studies (AIF) conducts basic and application-oriented research to examine the structure and dynamics of families, generations, gender and partnership. As such, the interdisciplinary approach of the institute allows a broad differentiated analysis of family issues on theoretical and empirical levels, using qualitative and quantitative research methods. To obtain socially and politically relevant findings, the institute thoroughly studies and evaluates pertinent issues, develops models, does reliable projections, and collaborates with other research institutions.

Publications by the Austrian Institute for Family Studies in SSOAR

Centre for Criminology (KrimZ)

The Centre for Criminology (KrimZ), based in Wiesbaden, is the research and documentation institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and all its federal states. Since 1986, the KrimZ has been working on criminological and forensic issues, conducting empirical research projects, documenting research results and offering a freely accessible specialist database KrimLit, and organizing conferences. Results of the KrimZ research projects and conference transcripts have been published in the "Kriminologie und Praxis (KuP)” book series or have been made available as electronic publications. The KrimZ library holds a considerable collection of books and journals on criminological and forensic topics.

Publications by the Centre for Criminology (KrimZ) in SSOAR

Center for Evaluation (CEval)

The Center for Evaluation (CEval) is a scientific institute of Saarland University. It is affiliated to the Faculty for Human and Business Sciences. The CEval contributes to the conceptual and methodological development of evaluation research and to covering the growing need for evaluations in various areas of public activity. Furthermore, the CEval offers education and further training programs and consulting services. With this integrated spectrum of tasks, the CEval represents a development, education and research institution which is unique in Germany. In the development of theory and methods as well as in consulting and the  implementation of evaluations, the CEval focuses on the following main areas of work that are Development Cooperation, Education and Culture, Health and Social Affairs as well as Environment and Labor Market.

Publications by the Center for Evaluation in SSOAR

centre for qualitative social and evaluation research (ces)

The interdisciplinary centre for qualitative social and evaluation research (ces) was founded in 2005 by a group of scientists both from the area of social and educational research. Aim of this network is the cultivation and promotion of science and research as well as providing training in the area of qualitative social, educational and evaluation research. For many years, the members of the centre have worked in (university based and extramural) research, following the principle of ‘making implicit knowledge explicit’. The underlying basic assumption is, that people do not only act on the basis of their theoretical or professional knowledge, but that their behaviour is substantially caused by a practical or embodied knowledge,acquired on the basis of their experiences. To make this mostly implicit or ,tacit’ knowledge accessible is the central potential of the Documentary Method of Interpretation, which is the common point of reference of research activities carried out by the members of ces.

Publications by the centre for qualitative social and evaluation research (ces) in SSOAR


Cogitatio is a publisher founded in 2014 with the aim of promoting open-access divulgation of scientific knowledge. We believe that open-source knowledge generates something more valuable, benefiting researchers, policy-makers and society in general.

COMCAD (Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development) at the University of Bielefeld

At the core of the activities stand the social mechanisms which contribute to the genesis and reproduction of social practices and structures beyond the borders of national states. We specifically deal with the implications for social inequalities on membership, such as citizenship. We differentiate between transnationalization as cross-border processes, transnational social spaces as cross-border formations, and transnationality as a heterogeneity which characterizes cross-border relations. Also, we seek to understand the nexus between research, politics and the public sphere. Our agenda encompasses three areas of research: cross-border migration, recursive diffusion processes between research, politics and the public sphere, and the transnational social question, that is the politics of social inequalities encompassing both global North and global South. In all three fields our research is concerned with how categories of persons, organizations and states build social formations in the form of transnational social spaces which cut across national borders, such as diasporas, transnational communities, transnational families, transnational social movements, issue networks of organizations - and the consequences of transnational social formations for life worlds, social inequalities and membership. How does knowledge about these processes diffuse back and forth between research, politics and the public? The work of the Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD) seeks to develop and employ methods adequate to capture transnational relations and their implications. An important part of the working group's activities in research training are third-party funded projects and doctoral dissertations which reflect the research fields of transnational migration, development cooperation, climate change, transnational social policy and transnational social protection.

Contributions from the COMDAD working papers in SSOAR

Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia

The Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia is the leading regional consumer organisation in Germany. With a close network of around 60 advisory centres throughout the region it offers a wide range of services to consumers. The Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia is established as a non-profit organisation supported by women’s, family and home economics associations, trade unions, welfare organisations, tenant associations and environmental associations, as well as local consumer unions.The Competence Centre of Consumer Research (CECORE) was established in 2011 as a collaborative project between the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It aims to foster communication between scientists, encourage to network consumer research in North Rhine-Westphalia, and promote them through the awarding of prizes and grants.

Publications by the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia in SSOAR

Digital Communication Research

Digital Communication Research is the official book series of the section "Computer Mediated Communication" of the German Communication Association (DGPuK). Conference and publisher volumes are published here as well as dissertations and other monographs that deal with digital communication. It is supported by the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) .

Contributions from Digital Communication Research in SSOAR


EconStor is a subject-based repository for economics and business administration maintained by the German National Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW). It provides free access to all kinds of scholarly publications, including working and discussion papers, conference papers, journal articles, research reports, and dissertations. More than 400 institutions from Germany and abroad cooperate and make available research publications on EconStor e.g. Bundesbank, Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association), Yale University and the World Trade Organization. In addition single authors have the option to self-archive their publications on EconStor. Currently the repository contains more than 100,000 publications. In order to achieve the widest possible dissemination of publications the title data are automatically integrated in the following databases and portals: RePEc, EconBiz, LeibnizOpen, WorldCat, BASE, OpenAIRE and Google Scholar.

ENABLE! - Libraries, Publishers and Authors for Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences

ENABLE! - Libraries, Publishers and Authors for Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences serves to address the challenges and opportunities that Open Access offers to all participants in the scholarly publishing process in the form of a community-building process. The aim is to bring together the individual players - libraries, publishers, intermediaries, distributors, authors, and research funders - to form a partnership network for jointly enabling OA publishing and developing new, innovative models. The ENABLE! community provides stakeholders with knowledge exchange and networking with potential publishing partners, and is intended to be a focal point for the organization and implementation of joint OA publishing projects.

Publications by the ENABLE!-Community in SSOAR

European Centre for Minority Issues

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducts practice and policy-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. It serves European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations as well as non-dominant groups throughout. The Centre co-operates with the academic community, the media and the general public through the timely provision of information and analysis.

Publications by the European Centre for Minority Issues in SSOAR

european forum for migration studies (efms)

The european forum for migration studies (efms) has been a scientific institute at the University of Bamberg. Founded in 1993, its main topics have been migration and integration of migrants in Europe. The efms has been active in the areas of scientific research, policy counselling, preparation of expert surveys, evaluation, training, information and documentation. Migration and integration are among today's most urgent social and political issues. The efms has aimed at enhancing the knowledge and the understanding of these phenomenons by doing social-scientific, interdisciplinary research. The knowledge transfer between science, politics, administration and the general public has been of central interest to the efms. The range of services as practical expertise from experts have played a decisive role. With its work, the efms has worked for assisting in the development of a viable and humane migration and integration policy in Germany and Europe.

Publications by the european forum for migration studies (efms) in SSOAR


Exeley Inc. is a New York based company specializing in Open Access publications. Exeley Inc. offers innovative publishing services and a well-designed and technologically advanced publishing platform that integrates publications with online content, social media, databases and libraries. Users benefit from such solutions as: allocation of DOI numbers and live reference links via cooperation with Crossref; articles enhanced by graphical abstracts and extra supplementary files (including videos, sound files and power point presentations); advanced article metrics powered by PlumX, and responsive web design.

Publications by Exeley in SSOAR

Federal Governance

Federal Governance (FG) is an online graduate journal on theory and politics of federalism and multi-level governance. Its mandate is to engage the global federalism community and reach out to outstanding Master students and PhD candidates interested in federalism and multi-level governance. FG is sponsored by the Forum of Federations and is affiliated with its founding partner, the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University, Canada.

Contributions from Federal Governance in SSOAR

The Federal Institute for Population Research

The Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) examines the causes and consequences of demographic change and has the task of advising the Federal Government and the Federal Ministries on the basis of scientific research. This includes support of the Federal Government in international cooperation on population issues within the framework of the United Nations. Informing the general public on topics related to demographic change and on the institute’s research results is another important task of the BiB.

The BiB was established in 1973 and is based in Wiesbaden. It is a federal departmental research institution and is part of the area of responsibility of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.

Publications by the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) in SSOAR

The Federal Press Office

The Federal Press Office informs the media and the general public about the work of the Federal Government. The Press Office also informs the Federal Government about the general state of affairs in Germany and the world. Opinion research is an important part of decision making within the Federal Government, because it brings to light topics and political measures that are important to the general public. Furthermore, opinion polls can help evaluate the government’s work in general. Therefore, the department for Public Opinion Research within the Federal Press Office commissions studies on current political issues as well as fundamental social issues – either with regards to the general public or to certain target groups, both using qualitative and quantitative methods. Since 2015, the Federal Press Office provides access to these polls and studies via GESIS.

Publications by the Federal Press Office in SSOAR

The German Centre of Gerontology

The German Centre of Gerontology is a federal institute for scientific research in the fields of social and behavioral ageing research. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The goal of the German Centre of Gerontology is to collect, broaden, analyse, process and disseminate knowledge on the current situation of ageing and older people. This knowledge is used for scientifically independent policy consultation with respect to the challenges of an ageing society.

Publications by the German Centre of Gerontology

German Communication Association (DGPuK)

The German Communication Association (DGPuK) is the scientific and professional association of researchers, educators, and professionals in the areas of communication and media research. The objectives of communication and media research are the social preconditions, consequences, and the meaning of mass media, public communication, and interpersonal communication. The discipline’s relevance lies in its importance of communication and media in our society today. We understand communication and media research as a highly interdisciplinary, theoretical, and empirical social science. The research in our discipline adds to the public’s literacy and understanding of communication processes and media, solves applied problems in communication and media environments, and advances education and training in a dynamically growing industry. The history, presence, and future of communication and media in our society constitute the foundation of research and teaching.

Publications by the German Communication Association (DGPuK) in SSOAR

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) researches and advises on current issues and trends in German and European foreign and security policy. As an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit expert and membership organization, it has been shaping Germany’s debate on foreign policy for more than 60 years. DGAP delivers expert research findings in publications, local and regional events, as well as in direct exchanges with decision-makers in foreign policy, business, civil society and media representatives, and academics.

Publications by the German Council on Foreign Relations and by the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations in SSOAR

German Data Forum

Established in 2004, the German Data Forum (Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten, RatSWD) is an independent council. It advises the German federal government and the federal states (Länder) in matters concerning the research data infrastructure for the empirical social, behavioural, and economic sciences. The German Data Forum (RatSWD) has 16 members. Membership consists of eight elected representatives of the social, behavioural, and economic sciences and eight appointed representatives of Germany’s most important data producers. The German Data Forum (RatSWD) offers a forum for dialogue between researchers and data producers, who jointly issue recommendations and position papers. The council furthers the development of a research infrastructure that provides researchers with flexible and secure access to a broad range of data. The German Data Forum (RatSWD) has accredited 38 research data centres (as of August 2020) and fosters their interaction and collaboration.

Publications by the German Data Forum in SSOAR

German Institute for Human Rights

The German Institute for Human Rights is the independent National Human Rights Institution in Germany. It is accredited according to the Paris Principles of the United Nations (A-status). The Institute’s activities include the provision of advice on policy issues, human rights education, information and documentation, applied research on human rights issues and cooperation with international organizations. It is financed by the German Parliament (Bundestag). The Institute is mandated to monitor the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and established Monitoring Bodies for these purposes.

Publications by the German Institute for Human Rights

The German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History

The German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History (DSM) in Bremerhaven has set itself the task of exploring the eventful relationship between man and sea and making it possible to experience it in exhibitions. It is one of eight Leibniz research museums in Germany. With more than 80 employees and trainees and around 8000 square metres of covered exhibition space, it is one of the largest maritime museums in Europe. Research projects at the DSM are supported by renowned national and international funding programmes. As an attractive workplace for young and professionally experienced talents in maritime research, the DSM maintains a variety of cooperations with universities, colleges and non-university research institutions. The museum is supported not least by a total of around 3000 members of the "Förderverein Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum e.V.", which was the driving force behind the opening of the museum in 1975. This association and the "Kuratorium zur Förderung des Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums e.V." are now accompanying the museum on its course for the future.

Contributions from the journal Deutsches Schiffahrtsarchiv in SSOAR

German National Library

The German National Library collects all text-based, graphic and sound-recording publications issued in Germany, or in German, since 1913. It documents and archives the works it collects and makes these available to the public. It provides its range of services at sites in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main, but also in digital form to a global circle of users. At the beginning of 2018 the German National Library held a total of 34.2 million media units; approximately 1.5 million units are added each year, two thirds of these in digital form.

Publications by the German National Library in SSOAR

German Youth Institute

The German Youth Institute (DJI) conducts empirical studies into the life situations of children, young people and families, and provides policy advice to the German national government, the German federal states and local authorities as well as key impulses for professional practice. Founded in 1963, the governing body of the institute is a non-profit association with members from the fields of politics and science as well as from child, youth and family welfare institutions and organisations. The DJI receives the majority of its funding from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and the German federal states. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the European Commission as well as foundations and other science funding institutions provide additional funding. Currently, about 500 staff members work and conduct research at the two locations in Munich and Halle (Saale).

GIGA Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien

Das GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien ist die größte deutsche und eine der größten europäischen Forschungseinrichtungen für Area Studies und Comparative Area Studies. Die Forschung konzentriert sich auf politische, wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen in Afrika, Asien, Lateinamerika sowie Nahost und beschäftigt sich darüber hinaus mit interregionalen Verflechtungen und globalen Themen. Wissenstransfer und Politikberatung sind weitere wichtige Aufgaben. Das GIGA ist ein mit öffentlichen Mitteln finanziertes Forschungsinstitut in Form einer Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts. Zu den zentralen Aufgaben des Instituts zählen: die Analyse politischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Verhältnisse und Entwicklungen in Afrika, Asien, Lateinamerika und Nahost, die Durchführung qualitativ hochwertiger Forschung in den Bereichen Area Studies und Comparative Area Studies sowie die Förderung und Weiterentwicklung der Regionalstudien in Deutschland, außerdem im Rahmen des Wissenstransfers die kompetente Beratung und Information von Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft über Ereignisse und Entwicklungen in Afrika, Asien, Lateinamerika und Nahost.

Publikationen des GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien in SSOAR und Beiträge aus den aktuellen Zeitschriften Africa Spectrum, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs und Journal of Politics in Latin America

Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung e.V.

Nach der Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands und der Gründung des Freistaates Sachsen fasste der sächsische Landtag den Beschluss zum Aufbau des Hannah-Arendt-Instituts. 1993 konnte es seine Arbeit aufnehmen. Die Namensgebung ist eine Referenz an die deutsch-amerikanische Philosophin und Politikwissenschaftlerin Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), die sich in ihrem Werk eingehend mit dem totalitären Machtanspruch von Diktaturen beschäftigt hat. Das Hannah-Arendt-Institut widmet sich vor allem der systematischen Untersuchung des Nationalsozialismus und des Kommunismus. Als Weltanschauungsdiktaturen haben sie das 20. Jahrhundert entscheidend geprägt. Ihre Folgen stellen noch immer Hypotheken für Gegenwart und Zukunft dar. Im Mittelpunkt der Forschung stehen die politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Entwicklungen während der NS-Zeit sowie in der DDR. Untersucht werden ihre politisch-ideologischen Voraussetzungen, ihre organisatorischen Strukturen sowie die konkreten Auswirkungen beider Herrschaftssysteme. Ein besonderer Fokus liegt auf der Analyse von Opposition und Widerstand gegen beide deutsche Diktaturen. Vergleichende Perspektiven auf andere faschistische und staatssozialistische Systeme erweitern das systematische Forschungsfeld des Institutes, zu dem auch die kritische Auseinandersetzung mit dem politischen Extremismus in Geschichte und Gegenwart zählt. Die Forschungstätigkeit des Instituts wird nicht durch das Jahr 1989 begrenzt. Die Nachwirkungen der Diktaturen erfordern vielmehr eine differenzierte Betrachtung im Rahmen der Transformationsforschung, einschließlich aktueller Herausforderungen und Gefährdungen der Demokratie. Dies betrifft sowohl autokratische und fundamentalistische Regime, als auch extremistische, rassistische und antisemitischen Einstellungen.

Publikationen des Hannah-Arendt-Instituts für Totalitarismusforschung e.V. in SSOAR

Historical Social Research (HSR)

The Journal Historical Social Research (HSR) is an international journal for the application of formal methods in history. It has been published since 1976. The application of formal methods to history covers: quantitative and qualitative social research, historical sociology and social scientific history, cliometrical research, (historical) demography, and digital humanities. The HSR is user-, methods-, and data-oriented. The journal focuses on inter- and transdisciplinary research. An international editorial board is in charge of the content, and thanks to close cooperations with network partners and user organizations within the field of historical social research, the journal participates intensively in current research discussions. Four HSR issues in addition to one supplement are published every year. HSR is published by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. In 2011 the HSR has been classified by ERIH / European Science Foundation as an international top-journal (INT1 Sub-Category) “with high visibility and influence among researchers in the various research domains in different countries, regularly cited all over the world”.

Contributions from Historical Social Research (HSR) in SSOAR

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. In the framework of ifa’s Research Programme “Culture and Foreign Policy”, experts examine current topics in the area of foreign cultural and education policy, we establish a global network in the field of research in international cultural relations and formulate recommendations for future foreign cultural policy measures. The ifa Library is the leading research library worldwide specialising in German foreign cultural and educational policies and international cultural relations. Its collection currently consists of 440,000 books and 1,000 print and online magazines. The library participates in national and international interlibrary loan services.

Publications by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) in SSOAR

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)

The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is an independent, non-profit research institute in Vienna (Austria). It brings together high-level expertise from various disciplines (economics, sociology, and political science, among others) to address fundamental economic and social problems and policy choices. Internationally renowned scientists stay at the Institute as guest researchers, and PhD candidates use its excellent facilities to conduct their studies. IHS alumni make career in academia, governmental institutions, and in the private sector. The IHS was incepted in 1963 under the auspices of two esteemed scholars, Paul F. Lazarsfeld and Oskar Morgenstern with a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. Today, the Institute is funded by the Austrian government, by various public organizations and by commissioned research. IHS has coordinated and participated in numerous projects within the EU Framework Programs and has extensive experience in disseminating research results. Currently the Institute counts approximately 100 employees

Publications by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in SSOAR

Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) conducts research on the labour market in order to advise political actors at all levels in a competent manner. Economists, sociologists and researchers from other social science and methodological disciplines create the base for empirically well-informed labour market policy by way of excellently linked research, both nationally and internationally. In this way we contribute, within the framework of our statutory mandate, to a better understanding of the way the labour market functions and of employment chances and living situations in a dynamically changing world. Freedom of research and publication guarantee that independent, and with that also critical, advice can be given.

Publications by the Institute for Employment Research in SSOAR

Institute for European Politics (IEP)

Since its founding in 1959, the Institute for European Politics (IEP) has been a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of European integration. It is one of the leading foreign and European policy research centres in the Federal Republic of Germany and serves as a forum for exchange between academia, politics, administration and political education. The IEP’s mission is to apply scholarly research to issues of European politics and integration, propose ways forward and promote the practical implementation of its research findings. The IEP is a founding member of the Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and has been a member of the German European Movement since 1962.

Publications by the Institute for European Politics in SSOAR

Institute for Social Sciences of the University of Stuttgart

Since 1994, the Institute for Social Sciences of the University of Stuttgart published a series of articles (SISS) which are aimed at an audience interested in the social sciences. The published articles focus on the development of theoretical models and methodological procedures in the social sciences, as well as on applications of empirical and methodological analyses. Previous contributions include the following topics: (1) structures and dynamics of social attitude patterns and the relationship between attitudes and social behavior, (2) causes and consequences of social change in institutions and (3) the development and application of quantitative methods for the statistical analysis of social structures and processes. The articles are available to all interested parties as free downloads and can be ordered from any library via interlibrary loan.

Contributions from Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Stuttgart in SSOAR

Institute of Sociology (Freie Universität Berlin)

The Institute of Sociology offers a broad spectrum of research activities, with particular focus on an analysis of transnationalization and Europeanization processes and international comparison, especially of European societies. This research and teaching agenda is implemented together with the Central Institutes for East European Studies, Latin American Studies, and the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies as well as the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Members of the Institute are involved in the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit studying European socialization processes, the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), and the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) as well as at several graduate schools funded by the German Excellence Initiative. This research profile is complemented by a research-oriented master’s program "Sociology – European Societies," which is offered in English and German.

Publications by the Institute of Sociology in SSOAR

Institute of Sociology (TU Berlin), Chair of Sociology of Technology and Innovation

Das Fachgebiet Techniksoziologie ist seit seinem Aufbau im Jahr 2000 integraler Bestandteil des Instituts für Soziologie an der Fakultät VI. Es war wesentlich an der Konzipierung und Einrichtung des neuartigen Studiengangs "Soziologie technikwissenschaftlicher Richtung" beteiligt. Die Themen der Techniksoziologie umfassen unter anderem: Techniken in der Entstehung (Schrift, Maschinen, Atomwaffen, Molukulargenetik), Techniken mit ihren Folgen (Telekommunikation, Individualverkehr, Impfung, Internet) , Techniken-in-Aktion (Roboter, Software-Agenten, Smart Objects) sowie Techniken-in-Interaktivität (Schnittstellen Mensch-Maschine-Medien-Programme).

Publikationen des Instituts für Soziologie, Fachgebiet Technik- und Innovationssoziologie und der Vorgänger-Einrichtung Institut für Soziologie, Fachgebiet Techniksoziologie in SSOAR

Institute of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen

With 16 professors and more than 50 researchers, the Institute of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest higher education and research institutions in Sociology in the German-speaking world. Currently, about 2,000 students are enrolled in different study programs at the IfS. The Institute forms part of the Faculty for Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The IfS is embedded in a dynamic and innovative research environment at the University of Duisburg-Essen which was created in 2003 through a fusion of two different University campuses. Research-intensive university chairs, the Institute for Work, Skills and Training (IAQ) and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST), contribute to the national and international academic recognition of IfS scholars across a broad range of research topics. Together with the Institute of Political Sciences, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Center for Global Cooperation Research, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KWI), and the Faculty of Education, the IfS forms an interdisciplinary cluster in the Social Sciences that inspires both academic staff and students. The knowledge and expertise of members of the IfS is regularly solicited by practitioners in different societal fields (e.g. political parties, trade unions, municipalities).

Publications by the Institute of Sociology in SSOAR

intercultural journal: Online-Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Studien

Die Zielsetzung des Interculture Journal besteht in der Förderung und Intensivierung des wissenschaftlichen Austauschs innerhalb der interkulturellen Kommunikations- und Handlungsforschung. Dieser Bereich wird von Herausgebern und Beirat explizit als Querschnittsdisziplin verstanden, so dass die Zeitschrift ein fächerübergreifendes Forum zur Diskussion aktueller Theorien, Methoden und Anwendungserfahrungen repräsentiert. Geistes- und verhaltenswissenschaftliche Arbeiten werden in diesem Rahmen u.a. durch wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und naturwissenschaftliche Beiträge ergänzt. Inhaltlich orientiert sich Interculture Journal an konstruktivistischen und prozessualen Vorstellungen von „Kultur als Lebenswelt“. Die Zeitschrift beschränkt interkulturelle Fragestellungen nicht auf das Zusammentreffen unterschiedlicher Nationalkulturen oder Ethnien, sondern schließt allgemeine Phänomene von Interkollektivität als Untersuchungsgegenstand ein. Als Online-Zeitschrift fühlt sich Interculture Journal seit ihrer Gründung der Idee des offenen, freien Informations- und Meinungsaustauschs verpflichtet und stellt daher sämtliche Ausgaben allen Interessenten zum kostenlosen Download zur Verfügung.

Beiträge aus Interculture Journal in SSOAR

Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG)

The Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG) "The Transformative Power of Europe" examines the role of the EU as promoter and recipient of ideas, analyzing the mechanisms and effects of international and external diffusion processes in two research areas: the EU and Regional Institutions in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia; Europe and the EU as Recipients of Diffusion.

The Kolleg-Forschergruppe brings together research on European affairs in the Berlin-Brandenburg region and institutionalize the cooperation with other universities  and research institutions. A centerpiece of the KFG is the invitation of national and international guest scholars working on the diffusion of ideas as well as the promotion of junior researchers through (post) doc fellowships. 

Publications by the Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG) in SSOAR


Kommunikation@Gesellschaft (k@g) ist ein Online-Journal, das der Untersuchung von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien gewidmet ist. Im Mittelpunkt der Aufmerksamkeit steht die Nutzung medienkultureller Artefakte durch das Subjekt, wobei gleichermaßen technische Aspekte und Funktionen von Geräten, Umgang und soziale Praxis, sowie die Inhalte der Nutzungen und Dienste „alter“ wie „neuer“ Medien interessieren. In k@g wird die Strukturierung und Strukturiertheit des Sozialen (ausgedrückt zum Beispiel in Kategorien wie Klasse, Schicht, Geschlecht, Ethnizität, oder Netzwerk) beispielhaft an medialer Kommunikation thematisiert. Hierbei sollen Grenzüberschreitung und Grenzproduktion gleichermaßen untersucht werden, ebenso wie Aspekte des gesellschaftlichen Wandels in Bezug auf Aneignung bzw. Nutzung medienkultureller Artefakte in Arbeit und Freizeit. Zur Erforschung von Merkmalen und Konsequenzen technisch vermittelter Kommunikation ist Empirie und Theorie zu verschränken. k@g versteht sich als interdisziplinäres, wenngleich im Kern sozialwissenschaftlich ausgerichtetes Journal, das Grundlagenforschung jenseits "anwendungsorientierter" und warenförmiger Zurichtung von Wissenschaft Platz bieten möchte. Dabei sind unterschiedliche Publikationsformate denkbar: Aufsätze stehen im Mittelpunkt, doch erwünscht sind auch die ansonsten oft vernachlässigten Forschungsnotizen, Essays oder Literaturbesprechungen.

Beiträge aus Kommunikation@Gesellschaft in SSOAR

Landtag Brandenburg, Parlamentarischer Beratungsdienst (PBD)

Der Parlamentarische Beratungsdienst (PBD) unterstützt den Präsidenten des Landtags, die Ausschüsse und sonstigen Gremien sowie die Fraktionen bei ihrer parlamentarischen Arbeit. Er erstellt auf Nachfrage Ausarbeitungen, Rechtsgutachten und Stellungnahmen zu Gesetzentwürfen und anderen parlamentarischen Initiativen, er erarbeitet Informationen zur aktuellen Rechtsentwicklung im Bund, in den Ländern und in der Europäischen Union und stellt diese ggf. auch rechtsvergleichend dar.

Bei seiner Arbeit ist der PBD zu strikter parteipolitischer Neutralität verpflichtet; er ist bei der Wahrnehmung seiner Aufgaben unabhängig und an keine materiellen Weisungen gebunden.

Die Ausarbeitungen des PBD stehen zunächst nur den Mitgliedern des Landtags zur Verfügung. Nach Ablauf von zwei Wochen werden sie auch als Information für die interessierte Öffentlichkeit ins Internet gestellt. Die folgenden Ausarbeitungen geben nicht notwendigerweise die Auffassung des Landtags Brandenburg oder seiner Verwaltung wieder, sondern liegen in der fachlichen Verantwortung des PBD.

Publikationen des Parlamentarischen Beratungsdienst (PBD) in SSOAR

Lehrstuhl für Arbeitswissenschaft an der Universität Bamberg

Der Lehrstuhl für Arbeitswissenschaft ist Teil der Fachgruppe Soziologie an der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. Der Lehrstuhl ist sowohl in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Grundlagenforschung wie auch in der praxisnahen Forschung aktiv: In der Grundlagenforschung werden beispielsweise die Entwicklungen auf Arbeitsmärkten untersucht. Aktuell geschieht dies in dem von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft finanzierten Sonderforschungsbereich 580 "Gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen nach dem Systemumbruch". In der praxisnahen Forschung werden Untersuchungen und Befragung für Unternehmen, Gewerkschaften, Verbände etc. durchgeführt. Aktuell werden beispielsweise in einem vom BMBF finanzierten Forschungsprojekt die Folgen stabiler und instabiler Beschäftigung analysiert sowie Modelvorhaben zur Berufsbildung zur Weiterqualifizierung und zur Personalrekrutierung in Unternehmen evaluiert. Zudem werden Human Resource Managementkonzepte erarbeitet. Neben aktuellen Forschungsprojekten zu Sozialpolitik, Tarifwesen, Ganztagsschulen sowie Arbeitsmarktmobilität, gibt der Lehrstuhl ein eigenes Working Paper heraus.

Working Paper des Lehrstuhls für Arbeitswissenschaft in SSOAR

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History

The Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History (Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung – ZZF) is a research institute for German and European contemporary history in the 20th century and its impact on the present. It consists of four research departments: 1) Communism and Society, 2) Economic Thought and Practice, 3) Contemporary History of Media and Information Societies, and 4) Regimes of the Social Sphere. In addition to basic research, the provision of research infrastructures and the transfer of knowledge are central tasks of the ZZF. The ZZF collaborates with numerous universities and other research institutes in Germany and abroad. It is linked to the University of Potsdam and Humboldt University in Berlin by joint professorships, and cooperates with a range of other institutes of higher learning in research, teaching and training a new generation of scholars.

Publications by the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History in SSOAR

Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)

The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies is one of the largest and longest-established institutions of its kind in Germany. It brings historical, economic and other social science expertise to bear on interdisciplinary research fields that are oriented towards transnational and comparative perspectives. The focus lies especially on Southeast Europe and the territory of the former Soviet Union.

Publications by the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in SSOAR

Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)

The research perspective of the Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut in Hamburg focuses on media transformation and related structural changes of public communication regardless of the technical platforms on which it takes place.  The institute investigates how certain forms of media-based communication help shape areas of life such as politics, economics, culture, education, law, religion and family and contribute to structural transformations. The problem orientation of the research is accompanied by a special interest in the respective "new" media, to whose understanding and shaping the Institute wants to contribute. With its cross-medial, interdisciplinary and independent research, it combines basic research and transfer research, and thus, generates knowledge on issues relevant for politics, commerce and civil society.

Publications by the Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) in SSOAR

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL)

The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig is tasked with visualising social change and preparing information about sustainable and regionally balanced development concepts. As a member of the Leibniz Association and as the only non-university research institute for geography in Germany, the institute brings together basic research and knowledge transfer. With its approximately 100 members of staff, the institute conducts research on current spatial developments in Germany and Europe, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe. Within the “Historical Geographies” research area, the IfL reconstructs the evolution of new methods and systems of thought in geography. For that, the Archive for Geography at the IfL and the Central Geographical Library are important research infrastructures. In order to convey the results of his research, the IfL is purposefully using cartographic illustrations. The Institute is continually developing the high technical standard of his map production. And, as a society and as researchers, it is thinking about how, in an age of progressive digitisation, we will present, exchange or share geographic information by means of maps in the future.

Publications by the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in SSOAR

Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS)

Research at the IRS is focused on the spatial aspects and contexts of social action. In doing so, spatial phenomena are explored in terms of both processual and historical dimensions using social-scientific methods. The research focuses on the preconditions, interactions, and consequences of spatial development, and how involved actors contribute to these developments by sharing insights and cooperating on processes of innovation. For instance, the IRS examines how the exchange of knowledge between academics and spatial planners facilitates the emergence of new approaches to spatial planning. The IRS conducts both basic and applied research and promotes the transfer of scientific insights to practitioners throughout society. Research on society and space at the IRS builds on interdisciplinary expertise from the fields of economic and social geography, political science, sociology, planning science, historical studies as well as the history of arts and architecture. IRS scholars integrate these different academic traditions by utilizing them in their research on space. With its research, the IRS makes a significant contribution to understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with space. It also sheds light on the ability of different spaces to transform and adapt to different regional, national and international contexts. Examples include innovations as drivers of knowledge-based economies, changes to infrastructural networks and new types of housing, as well as novel ways of living in and engaging with cities. It also encompasses changed patterns and dimensions of global migration.

Publications by the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in SSOAR

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden is an establishment of the Leibniz Association for research in the spatial sciences focusing on ecological aspects of sustainable development. It was founded on 1 January 1992, is jointly funded by the federal and Saxony governments and is a research establishment with a staff of over 100.

Publications by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in SSOAR

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)

The Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin conducts research into the history and society of Islamic regions of the world. The focus is on interdependent regions in the Middle East, Africa, Central, South and Southeast Asia, as well as Europe (including South-South and South-North relations). In the current phase of globalisation, historical understanding of these connections is vitally important. For this reason, researchers from various disciplinary perspectives examine cultural, social, political, and economic processes since the 18th century. ZMO also conducts research on the production of knowledge about Muslim societies. Collaboration between history, Islamic studies, and ethnology, as well as political science, literary and cultural studies, linguistics and other disciplines, opens the borders traditionally separating regional and disciplinary fields of knowledge. ZMO researchers draw on archival work and empirically substantiated studies based on a broad range of languages, sources, and regional knowledge. The Centre also cooperates closely with researchers from the regions and promotes exchange between science and other forms of knowledge production. The ZMO's basic research contributes to a deeper understanding of current problems. Through a wide range of public formats for knowledge transfer, the Centre strives for a broad social impact with its research. Moreover, research results are shared and discussed in the regions under study at ZMO. Thus, ZMO contributes to a close connection between theory and practice as well as a differentiated view of Muslim worlds.

Publications by Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) and by the previous institution Zentrum Moderner Orient in SSOAR

Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society

The Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society was founded in 1997. It is an recognised independent research and policy centre, promoting awareness of civil society (the so-called third sector) through its own research, academic teaching, and publications.

Publications by the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society and by the previous institution Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Humboldt University of Berlin in SSOAR

Methods, data, analyses (mda)

Methods, data, analyses publishes research on all questions important to quantitative methodology, with a special emphasis on survey methodology. In addition, it publishes book reviews on methodology, social research methods and statistics. Mda is released in print and online as open-access journal. All content is freely available and can be distributed without any restrictions, ensuring the free flow of information that is crucial for scientific progress. Of course, mda does not raise any publication fees.

Contributions from Methods, data, analyses (mda) and from Methoden, Daten, Analysen (mda) in SSOAR

oekom verlag

Our name is our program: oekom stands for ecological communication. We bring important topics such as climate protection and biodiversity into the public domain and promote ecological transition in energy, agriculture and food. With our books and journals, we seek to inspire innovative thinking and motivate people to take action, from the postal growth economy to new mobility concepts. "From Knowledge to Action" is our corporate philosophy - which is why we ensure that our products are manufactured in a climate- and resource-conserving manner with environmentally friendly processes and materials. The sustainable development of society is our goal - which is why we assume responsibility by offering an employee-friendly corporate culture and actively participating in social initiatives and environmental alliances. Together with our network of over 2,500 authors and collaboration partners, we're discovering and breaking new ground for a sustainable society.

Publications by oekom in SSOAR

ÖGPW (Austrian Political Science Association)

ÖGPW (Austrian Political Science Association) was founded in 1970. Today, the association consists of approximately 600 members from various fields of work related to politics and political science. Amongst them are students, graduates and faculty members from various universities, social scientists from universities and other institutions.

Contributions from Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ÖZP) in SSOAR

Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Center for International Political Economy (Free University Berlin)

In teaching the focus varies from different theoretical perspectives of the International Political Economy to their applicability on trade, finance, production and labor as well as globalization, regionalization and development. Main courses specialize in topics such as “Transnational Regulation of Markets”, “Governance of Financial Markets” or “Transatlantic Economic Relations”. The focus in research is put on the transformation of national and international economic relations in view of globalization. A special attention is paid to the interaction of political and economic  dynamics as driving forces for change.

Publications by Schwerpunkt Internationale Politische Ökonomie in SSOAR

pairfam („Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics“)

The 2008-launched German Family Panel pairfam (“Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics”) is a multi-disciplinary, longitudinal study for researching partnership and family dynamics in Germany. The annually collected survey data from a nationwide random sample of more than 12,000 persons of the three birth cohorts 1971-73, 1981-83, 1991-93 and their partners, parents and children offers unique opportunities for the analysis of partner and generational relationships as they develop over the course of multiple life phases. The focus of pairfam is on the complex processes of partnership formation and development, starting and expanding a family, parenting and child development, and intergenerational relationships. Particular attention is paid to the social embeddedness of these processes. In addition, the comprehensive survey also touches on various issues from other life domains. The German Family Panel is a cooperative effort linking the University of Bremen, the Chemnitz University of Technology, the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, the University of Cologne, and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Since 2010, pairfam has been funded as long-term project by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is accredited as a research data center by the German Data Forum (RatSWD).

Publications by pairfam in SSOAR

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) is Germany’s largest peace research institute. Its researchers analyze the causes of violent international and internal conflicts, investigate the conditions necessary for peace, and spread the concepts of peace. Key topics are international conflicts and their prevention, the role of transnational (violent) actors and the institutionalization of peace orders. Inter alia, concrete projects deal with arms control and the radicalization of groups and individuals. PRIF aims to conduct science for the benefit and good of humanity and to connect knowledge-driven basic research to fields of application of political and social relevance. Research results are translated into concrete political options for action. PRIF contributes to civic education, wishes to inform and help shape public debates. The institute mediates experts for information and discussion events, serves as co-editor for the annual Peace Report and promotes advanced training for diplomats.

Publications by the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in SSOAR

pedocs [pedagogical documents]

pedocs [pedagogical documents], the repository that has been set up and is maintained by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), collects electronic full texts from the domains of educational research and educational science, and makes the texts accessible according to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities . Global accessibility is guaranteed by its integration into the German Education Portal - the central entry point to pedagogical information - and into the German Education Server, as well as by its findability in search engines. Moreover, pedocs closely collaborates with the German National Library (DNB) in striving towards the long-term storage of documents, in order to assure they will be searchable via pedocs for a long time. Besides offering documents the scientists enter into the system themselves, thus rendering their own publications openly accessible via pedocs, scholarly literature is acquired by pedocs subject to different co-operation models in close collaboration with renowned publishing houses.

Peter Lang Verlag

Frankfurt-based Peter Lang GmbH is part of the Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group, which is domiciled in Berne/Switzerland. The company has been engaged in academic publishing for more than 40 years, focusing primarily on the humanities and social sciences. Some 1,000 works are published in Frankfurt each year in electronic and hard copy format, together with some academic journals.

Psychologie und Gesellschaftskritik (P & G)

Psychologie und Gesellschaftskritik ist eine der wenigen kritisch-psychologischen Zeitschriften der 1970er Jahre, die nach wie vor existiert und programmatisch bemüht ist, sich in gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen einzumischen und diese mitzugestalten, andererseits Impulse zu geben, neue Fachdiskurse aufzugreifen und inhaltlich-thematische Akzente zu setzen. Beim Eintreten für kritische Positionierungen innerhalb der Psychologie und deren Grenzbereiche und gegen eine Standardisierung des Wissens, die zu einer Blockierung der in dieser Disziplin existierenden Veränderungspotenziale führen muss, vertrauen die P & G auf eine Reihe kritischer Ansätze, wie z. B. Critical Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Diskurstheorie und -analyse, narrative und (de-)konstruktivistische Ansätze, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies und Psychoanalyse jenseits der Couch. Und es gibt Bedürfnisse, sich in Ausbildung, Studium und Berufspraxis jenseits der gebahnten, "anerkannten" Pfade bewegen zu können. Dem bietet P & G ein Veröffentlichungs- und Diskussionsforum.

Beiträge aus Psychologie und Gesellschaftskritik in SSOAR

Research Centre for East European Studies

The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa – FSO) is an independent research institute attached to the University of Bremen. Founded during the Cold War in 1982, the FSO today combines two goals: the (re)examination of societies and cultures that once made up Europe's Eastern Bloc and the analysis of their ongoing transformation and contemporary developments in the successor states. 

Publications by the Research Centre for East European Studies in SSOAR

Research Centre of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has the legal mandate to carry out research in the areas of migration and integration (Section 75 subs. 4 and 4a of the Residence Act). In order to fulfil this mandate the Research Directorate was set up in 2005, and since 2014 is known as the Research Centre. It carries out accompanying research on the process of integration of foreigners and persons with a migration background in Germany. Additional research areas include labour and student migration, the effects of immigration, forced migration, return and security-related aspects of immigration. The Research Centre follows an interdisciplinary approach that is characterised by its methodological pluralism. Researchers across disciplines, such as sociology, economics, political science, geography, history, psychology, statistics and migration studies, are represented.

Publications by the Research Centre of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in SSOAR

Research Institute for Societal Development

The Research Institute for Societal Development, in German Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung (FGW), aimed at the development of knowledge- and experience-based design options to strengthen the social and political cohesion of modern societies. In times of complex social, political and economical developments, the FGW wanted to provide impulses for social development in the sense of a pluralized and at the same time socially integrated society. The FGW therefore took up relevant topics via dialogue-oriented formats and worked on them with the involvement of the respective stakeholder from civil society, politics, administration and science. One result of this process were topic-specific research agendas, calls for projects and transfer formats, which focused on mechanisms of social disintegration and options for ensuring social participation. From a broad social science perspective, the FGW's thematic areas were (1) the consequences and shapeability of the ongoing digitalisation of the world of work (Digitalisation of Work); (2) the socio-spatial conditions of integration opportunities and disintegration risks in cities and municipalities (Integrative Urban Development); (3) the possibilities for integrating pluralistic perspectives and socially relevant issues in economic science and education (New Economic Thinking); (4) the opportunities and challenges of a preventive and future-oriented social policy (Preventive Social Policy); (5) the social state of a democracy in which increasingly right-wing populist groups provide answers to social questions (Right-wing Populism, Social Question and Democracy).

Publications by the Research Institute for Societal Development in SSOAR

Review of Communication Research

Review of Communication Research publishes comprehensive and authoritative reviews on the current state of the main topics and the most significant developments in the field of Communication. These comprehensive critical reviews are written by experienced scholars and summarize the latest advances in the field, but also aim to root out errors and provoke intellectual discussions among scholars. The journal seeks both evaluative (theoretical) and quantitative (meta-analysis) papers that make a state of the art of issues in scientific communication. RCR uses the standard double-blind peer-review process, but also an open peer-review process where any registered scholar can participate. Also, any web-site user can comment published articles in the discussion Forum.

Contributions from Review of Communication Research in SSOAR

SEE – Communication on Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

This series of publications provides a forum for research on communication about sustainability energy and environment. The publications aim on scientists and researchers in the field as well as practitioners. Furthermore, we want to contribute to the public debate on these important issues. The series started in 2013.

Contributions from SEE – Communication on Sustainability, Energy, and Environment in SSOAR

Society of South East Asian Studies (SEAS)

The Society of South-East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary network of young Southeast Asia Studies scholars and is based in Vienna, Austria. Our aim is to promote interdisciplinary research and intercultural exchange on Southeast Asia. In order to achieve these goals our website serves as an information sharing platform, we provide counsel and advice, conduct conferences and workshops, organize summer schools to Southeast Asia and publish ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies – a peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary open-access journal.

Contributions from ASEAS - Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies in SSOAR

Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI)

Das Soziologische Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI) wurde im Jahr 1968 als nichtkommerzielles, universitätsnahes Institut gegründet. Die Rechtsform ist ein eingetragener gemeinnütziger Verein. Angewandte, um Zeitdiagnostik bemühte Grundlagenforschung steht im Mittelpunkt der Institutsarbeit. Mit der Gründung des SOFI erhielt die empirische Sozialforschung in den Bereichen Arbeits-, Industrie- und Bildungssoziologie in Göttingen eine breite und kontinuierliche Basis. Bereits seit der Institutsgründung besteht eine enge Anbindung des SOFI an die sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität. Im Jahr 1983 hat der Senat der Universität dem SOFI den Status eines „Instituts an der Universität“ zuerkannt. Seit seiner Gründung beschäftigt sich das SOFI insbesondere mit Problemen der Arbeits-, Industrie- und Berufsbildungssoziologie.

Publikationen des Soziologischen Forschungsinstituts Göttingen (SOFI) in SSOAR


Soziopolis is a sociological online portal that shows different ways of observing societies in order to create a discussion between them. Besides reviews of relevant German and foreign language new releases, survey articles, comments and essays, Soziopolis regularly publishes reports on lectures, meetings and conferences that focus on historical social sciences and cultural studies.

Soziopolis is a project of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research [in cooperation with H-Soz-Kult under the roof of Clio-Online e.V.]. The main editorial office, located in Hamburg, is supported by about 40 specialist editors who assist on a voluntary basis. A scientific advisory board and an international network of various cooperation partners, which include the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the Institute for Social Research / Frankfurt am Main, have also been set up.

Founded in 1984, the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS), as a non-university institution, has from the very beginning been committed to analyzing socio-politically relevant topics in a theoretically ambitious and historically informed way, in order to make visible issues that have received little attention in conventional academic research. Currently, four research groups are established at the Institute, which in a predominantly macro-sociological and macro-historical perspective concentrate on phenomena that are dealt with in subdisciplines such as legal sociology, political sociology (with a particular focus on problems of statehood and democracy), the sociology of money and the sociology of violence. A publicly accessible library and a large archive with a collection focus on “Violence and Protest” are further features of the Institute’s academic infrastructure.

However, with its research results the HIS does not only contribute to the inner-scientific debate. Via the in-house journal Mittelweg 36 and the publishing house Hamburger Edition, these results are edited and published in such a way that the politically interested public is also addressed.

Contributions from the sociological online portal Soziopolis in SSOAR

SRZ Berlin

Das Satz-Rechen-Zentrum Berlin ist seit über 45 Jahren das Berliner Systemhaus und bietet seinen Kunden in den drei Geschäftsbereichen Digitalisierung, Systemlösungen und Publishing leistungsfähige Produkte, ganzheitliche Systemlösungen und hochwertige Dienstleistungen an. Im Bereich Systemlösungen fokussieren wir uns auf präzise abgestimmte Scan- und ECM-Systeme zur Erfassung, Verarbeitung und Archivierung von Dokumenten verschiedenster Art. Im Geschäftsbereich „Digitalisierung“ werden umfassende Scandienstleistungen, von der Massenbelegerfassung über das Buch- und Großformatscannen oder die Digitalisierung von Mikrofilmen bis hin zur Retrokonversion von Bibliothekskatalogen, angeboten. Der Geschäftsbereich „Publishing“ bietet seit vielen Jahren ein breites und anerkanntes Spektrum an Crossmedia-Publishing-Lösungen. Hierbei werden vom klassischen Satz bis hin zur automatisierten medienneutralen XML-Produktion alle Facetten der modernen Datenaufbereitung bedient. Zu den Kunden und Anwendern des Unternehmens gehören große und mittlere Unternehmen aus den unterschiedlichsten Branchen sowie die Verwaltungen aus Bund, Länder und Kommunen.

Survey Research Methods (SRM)

Die Zeitschrift Survey Research Methods (SRM) erscheint als offizielle Zeitschrift der Europäischen Vereinigung zu Methoden der Umfrageforschung/The European Survey Research Association (ESRA) seit 2006. Veröffentlicht werden ausschließlich referierte Beiträge, um eine hohe wissenschaftliche Qualität sicher zu stellen. Ziel ist es, interessante Beiträge für Forscher aus allen Fachrichtungen, die sich mit dem Design, der Umsetzung und der Analyse von Umfragen beschäftigen, bereit zu stellen. Themen von besonderem Interesse sind dabei: Umfragedesign, Sample-Design, das Design von Fragen und Fragebögen, Datenerhebung, Nonresponse, Datenerfassung, Datenverarbeitung, Programmierung und Bearbeitung, Messfehler, Gewichtung und Analysemethoden von Erhebungsdaten.

Beiträge aus Survey Research Methods (SRM) in SSOAR

State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb) 

The State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb) is a scientifically independent research institution with a broad range of activities. According to its mission, the ifb research activities of the ifb links basic research in the family sciences with applied research on the living conditions and needs of families. With regard to the latter, emphasis is placed on families’ developmental trajectories and changes in family structures. For example, research is carried out on the various living forms of and in families, the desire for children, as well as gender roles and the division of tasks within the family. The multitude of developments in contemporary society given, reliable information by means of profound research in family sciences constitutes an indispensable foundation for sociopolitical discussions and decision-making in social policy.

Contributions from Zeitschrift für Familienforschung and publications by the State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb)

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP) advises political decision-makers on international politics and foreign and security policy. Our services are orientated primarily towards the German government and Bundestag, as well as relevant international organisations such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations. SWP stands out in comparison to other policy advisers for its ability to draw on solid academic research conducted by our own staff. So as well as offering up-to-date information and demand-driven consulting, SWP also carries out rigorous academic work. We place a premium on independence. SWP is tied to no political party or other institution, nor to any programme or interest group. We set our own priorities and conduct our research freely, without preconceived outcomes. Within the framework of the German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies , coordinated by SWP , the department Information-infrastructure at SWP produces together with eleven independent German research institutes the publicly accessible literature database WAO – World Affairs Online indexed with the European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies. The WAO database serves as the basis for specialized information products in the field of International Relations and Area Studies and provides more than 900000 bibliographic records of which at least 30% are linked to the full text.

Publications by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) in SSOAR


transcript is one of Europe’s leading independent academic publishers. We focus on publishing in cultural studies and the social sciences, in history, philosophy, and in cultural management. We offer more than 100 series and release about 400 new German- and English-language titles every year. Our backlist catalogue includes more than 4,000 titles in print and digital formats. Since our beginnings in the late 1990s, we have been dedicated to providing an editorial service for innovative and critical research. This commitment has formed our unique and broad yet well-balanced program, which contributes high-quality publications to the latest debates in various academic disciplines. Along with classical scholarly formats we also publish stimulating essays that find significant audiences beyond the academic sphere. From the outset, one of our main aims has been to give innovative content an unmistakable look – a maxim of which our design team has never lost sight. This investment distinguishes us from most other publishers in the field is both a gesture of respect to our authors and their projects and part of our commitment to make every single new release special and unique. We believe that academic Open Access publishing is more than processing data and filling archives. All of our e-books and their individual chapters are assigned unique DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) and benefit from rich bibliographical metadata, making them easy to cite in a clear and unambiguous way, and improving their findability on the internet. One of our greatest strengths is our commitment to an independent publishing culture free from any interference by corporate interests. Thanks to our London office and our wide range of international partner presses, such as Columbia University Press in North America, our international program continues to grow year by year.

Publications by transcript in SSOAR

University and City Library of Cologne (USB)

For a number of years SSOAR cooperated with the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences at the University and City Library of Cologne (USB). The Special Subject Collection (SSG) Social Sciences at the Cologne USB has the mission to collect, archive, index and provide access to scientific literature (in all its forms) relevant to the social sciences as thoroughly as possible. In the course of the cooperation the USB Cologne collected and indexed more than 5500 full texts for SSOAR, especially grey literature. In order to do so the USB obtained the necessary mirroring rights of more than 130 renowned research institutions.

Verlag Barbara Budrich

Barbara Budrich publishers was founded in 2014 by Barbara Budrich. The publishing house provides high-quality specialized  literature in Pedagogy, Gender Studies, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology for researchers, teachers and students. The publications include German as well as English books, ebooks and scientific journals.

Publications by Barbara Budrich publishers in SSOAR

Waxmann Publishing Co.

Waxmann Publishing Co. is an international academic publishing house in Germany that specializes in publishing high-quality articles and books from a variety of research disciplines. Our books cover topics from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences such as education, psychology, and sociology. The main focus is on educational research comprising also the evaluation of educational theory and practice, religious education and the didactics. We have more than 1.500 titles available as print books, e-books or open access.

Publications by Waxmann Publishing Co. in SSOAR

wbv publishing

wbv Publikation – ein Geschäftsbereich von wbv Media (Bielefeld) ist ein führender Wissenschafts- und Fachverlag in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Zum Verlagsprogramm gehören unter anderem Publikationen zu Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik, Bildungs- & Sozialforschung, Empirische Bildungsforschung, Erwachsenenbildung, Hochschule und Wissenschaft, Kulturwissenschaft, Kunst- und Medienpädagogik, Schreibwissenschaft, Schul- und Sonderpädagogik. Zahlreiche Bildungsstudien (z.B. Bildung in Deutschland, PISA, Bildung auf einen Blick) erscheinen im Programm von wbv Publikation. Alle gedruckten Titel des Verlagsprogramms sind auch digital erhältlich. Auf veröffentlicht der Verlag seit 2012 ausgewählte wissenschaftliche Text und Forschungsergebnisse frei und kostenlos mit Creative-Commons-Lizenzen und ist damit einer der Pioniere für Open-Access-Publikationen in den Sozialwissenschaften. Mit seiner Ausrichtung in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften spricht der wbv Publikation junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler ebenso an wie renommierte Forscherinnen und Forscher. Ein Schwerpunkt des Verlagsprogramms liegt dabei auf Publikationen, die wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse in die Praxis transferieren. Auf stellt der wbv Publikation Fachzeitschriften zu seinen Themengebieten als digitale und gedruckte Ausgabe vor. Alle Zeitschriftenbeiträge sind digital auch einzeln verfügbar. Seit 2018 erscheinen Lehrbücher im utb Programm. Seit 2020 erscheinen die Titel des Oberhausener ATHENA-Verlages und seit 2021 die Titel des Schneider Verlages Hohengehren als Imprint bei wbv Publikation. Wbv Publikation engagiert sich in der „ENABLE!-Community“ gemeinschaftlich und partnerschaftlich für eine auf Open Science ausgerichtete Open-Access-Publikationskultur in den Social Sciences und Humanities (SSH: Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften).

Alle Titel von wbv Publikation in SSOAR

Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute is a collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The institute investigates current societal changes occurring in response to digitalisation. The aim is to develop a comprehensive understanding of these changes based on rigorous academic analysis and to offer informed strategies to address them at a political and economic level. The consortium is coordinated by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and includes the four Berlin universities – Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) – as well as University of Potsdam and the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS).

Publications of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute in SSOAR


1981/82 gründeten Mitglieder der Arbeitsfelder Gesundheit, Sozialarbeit und Schule des Sozialistischen Büros die Zeitschrift Widersprüche. In dieser Zeit des grünen Aufbruchs und der radikalisierten konservativen Wende versuchten wir eine erste Standortbestimmung als Redaktionskollektiv: „Verteidigen, kritisieren, überwinden zugleich“. Unter dieser Programmatik wollten wir als Opposition dazu beitragen, die materiellen Errungenschaften des Bildungs- und Sozialbereichs zu verteidigen, dessen hegemoniale Funktion zu kritisieren und Konzepte zu ihrer Überwindung zu konkretisieren. Zur Überzeugung gelangt, dass eine alternative Sozialpolitik weder politisch noch theoretisch ausreichend für eine sozialistische Perspektive im Bildungs- und Sozialbereich ist, formulierten wir unseren ersten Versuch einer Alternative zur Sozialpolitik als Überlegungen zu einer „Politik des Sozialen“. An der Präzisierung dieses Begriffes, an seiner theoretischen und politischen Vertiefung arbeiteten wir, als die Frage nach der „Zukunft des Sozialismus nach dem Verschwinden des realen“ 1989 auf die Tagesordnung gesetzt wurde. Das Kenntlichmachen der „sozialen Marktwirtschaft“ als modernisiertem Kapitalismus im Westen und Kapitalismus „pur“ im Osten erleichtert uns zwar die Analyse, gibt aber immer noch keine Antwort auf die Frage nach den Subjekten und Akteuren einer Politik des Sozialen, nach Kooperationen und Assoziationen, in denen „die Bedingung der Freiheit des einzelnen die Bedingung der Freiheit aller ist“ (Kommunistisches Manifest). Wer in diesem Diskurs der Redaktion mitstreiten will, ist herzlich eingeladen.

Beiträge aus Widersprüche in SSOAR

Wuppertal Institute

The Wuppertal Institute is a leading think tank for sustainability and transformation research focused on impact and practical application. Since its founding in 1991, the Wuppertal Institute’s core mission has been contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals based on scientific evidence. One particular focus is on showcasing and shaping transformation processes for a climate-friendly and resource-efficient world. The work of the Institute’s scientists includes researching system knowledge and target knowledge and developing practical guidelines and strategies to support business, politics and society – at a local level, in Germany, in Europe and all around the world.

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center conducts basic research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. The research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons. Our research areas are: education, work, life chances; markets and choice; society and economic dynamics; international politics and law; dynamics of political systems; migration and diversity. Around 160 German and international researchers work at the WZB, including sociologists, political scientists, economists, legal scholars and historians. Research results are published for the scientific community as well as for experts in politics, business, the media and civic organizations.

Publications by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in SSOAR

Zentrum für Ökonomische und Soziologische Studien

Die Forschungen des Zentrums für Ökonomische und Soziologische Studien (ZÖSS) am FB Sozialökonomie der Universität Hamburg Forschungen sind befasst mit der wechselseitigen Bindung von Individuen und Gesellschaft und knüpfen an Erkenntnisse der Soziologie, der Wirtschaftswissenschaft und der Gesellschafstheorie an. Die Kombination disziplinärer Wissensformen und Methoden ermöglicht eine historisch-systematische Orientierung. Diese schließt die Gesellschaftlichkeit als produktive Ressource ebenso ein wie daran notwendig geknüpfte demokratische Prozesse. Das Forschungsprogramm des Zentrums konzentriert sich darauf, ökonomische Vernunft, politischen Realismus und soziale Verantwortung zusammenzuführen.

Publikationen des Zentrums für Ökonomische und Soziologische Studien in SSOAR