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Chair in Sociology


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clip_image002.jpg Sociology is an expression of amazement about how a specific, dynamically developing social organization can emerge despite the complexity and diversity of its interacting entities.

However, sociology would not be scientific if sociologists just kept wondering. Sociology therefore aims at developing theories and methods in order to unveil social mechanisms which generate (and explain) those phenomena.

In this vein our current research uses a combination and reflection of system- and actor-theoretical approaches, qualitative-comparative inquiries, and techniques of social simulation. We have also a special interest in introducing fuzzy-logic as a basis for sociological thinking and research.

These "sociological tools" are implemented with respect to the following branches and topics: Transnational terrorism, individualization, social differentiation, communication, process of modernization, partnership and childhood, networks, social boundaries, organization and management, sociology of space.

 

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