The Department of Political Science consists of three Chairs. Their denomination mirrors their respective research and teaching focus.
Political Science with a focus on Sustainable Development
Political Science / European Multi-Level Governance
Political Science with a focus on International Relations
Since October 1st 2017 Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer is holding the chair for International Relations. The research of the chair focuses on constructivist approaches, international politics in general and peace and security subjects in particular. Of particular interest is research on (violent) non-state and regional actors, international organizations, foreign policy, critical security research, discourse analysis, peacebuilding, international negotiations and mediation.