GS02 Social Dynamics and Politics

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Prof. Dirk Berg-Schlosser

As is stated in the proposal for the general congress theme, a new tension can be observed in an increasingly globalizing and digitalizing world with hardly any borders for communication, trade or travel and retroactive forces emphasizing a “new nationalism” in domestic politics and a “new sovereigntism” in international relations. This creates new fears, distrust and rejection of “others” who do not belong at home, and new “walls”, trade wars, disrespect of international law and organizations, and possibly even worse, internationally. For this reason, a truly global political science has to develop theories and perspectives that integrate a “sociological vision of IR” on the one hand and a global vision of comparative politics and political sociology on the other.

In this GS, the emphasis will be laid on domestic developments and perspectives, but keeping the global dimension in mind.