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Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät I - Bildungs- und Sozialwissenschaften
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Ammerlander Heerstr. 114-118 
26129 Oldenburg

Structure of the Institute

Profilbildendes Thema: Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt

For the social sciences questions of social differentiation as well as the cultural, economic, social and political conditions of social cohesion are in the center of interest. It analyzes processes of differentiation as well as the individual and institutional prerequisites of social integration and its threats of loss of meaning, the loss of economic and professional perspectives, economic and technological dynamics and particularistic or populist strategies.

The Social Sciences of Oldenburg

In analyzing these challenges, the Oldenburg Social Sciences focus on a combination of sociology and political science and focus on the central difference between these two disciplines: while sociology analyzes social orders (and their threats) as a condition and consequence of situational action or communication, political science focuses on the study of political processes and thus on the conditions and consequences of collective, altruistic or utilitarian action. This analyzes the order of modern societies and their threats through an erosion of social cohesion from a political science and sociological perspective.

(Changed: 2021-05-07)