Our research focusses on several topics. One core interest is the process of Europeanization of the political system of Germany and the role of Germany within Europe. Another focus relates to integration and migration in the European states as well as the relationship of politics, state and religion in Europe. Finally, neo-institutional perspectives on parliaments are part of the research at the chair. In particular, we focus on the role of parliamentary institutions, including agenda-control, the behavior of representatives and parties during the process of government-formation and voting behavior in parliaments.
Currently, the chair runs three main externally funded research projects. First, funded by a Schumpeter-Fellowship of the VW-Foundation, Michael Koß investigates the historical development of agenda-power in modern parliaments. Two DFG-funded projects look into differential time horizons in second chambers and budgeting in international administrations.