In the BA-module Political Theory, we offer an introduction to the following topics:


  • Philosophy of science
  • Normative and empirical political theories
  • Introduction to the history of political ideas
  • Contemporary democratic theory
  • Contemporary theories of justice


In advanced seminars and our MA programmes, we cover topics such as:


  • Lecture courses on important authors and works of political theory
  • Seminars on specific currents and paradigms in political theory, e.g. on deliberative theories of democracy
  • Seminars that discuss current issues and challenges (e.g. climate crisis, populism, social inequality) against the backdrop of normative and empirical political theories.
  • In the Master's programme Political Economy and International Relations, we are also responsible for Module 1 (Research Methods) and organize the lecture series on research methods.