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M.A. Sociology - European Societies

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1st Semester: Module 2

Sociological Theories of Social Change and Integration

In the second module sociological theories of integration and social change are discussed in detail, starting with classics like Emile Durkheim and Max Weber up to contemporary sociological theories and alternative theoretical traditions, like conflict, network, and modernization theories. A particular focus is the application of these theories to the process of European integration.


Lecture: Theories of Integration

Exemplary seminars:

  • Sociological Theories of European Integration
  • Conflict Sociology and Conflict Theory
  • Organizational and Institutional Theory
  • Europe as a Process, a Project and a Problem
  • Ideas of a European ‚Society‘
  • Theories of Integration and Socialization in Europe

Please note that the lecture is basically the same in each semester, but the specific topics of the seminars change each year.