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Political sociology

Welcome to the research group political sociology!

This research group explores the political aspects of a question: What is the genuinely political quality of social relationships? On the one hand, we probe present social theories to determine whether the politics of a situation are determined by power or by violence, by establishing order or by suspending order, by consensus or antagonism, by economics or ecology, by unity or plurality. On the other hand, the question of politics is explored in relation to specific contextual fields. At the core of all considerations are the analytics of security technologies. These analytics have a close relationship with the issues of the political sphere, because turning social issues into security issues will always be a particularly intensive mode of politization.