Institute of Political Science


Welcome to the Research Group Middle East and Comparative Politics!


Our Research Group for Middle East and Comparative Politics specializes in theoretically-informed and comparative political science research on non-OECD countries, especially the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For almost 30 years, the department has conducted empirical-analytical social science research with an international focus and special emphasis on the MENA region and made substantial contributions to theory formation in this field.

Our main areas of research and teaching are:

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