The MZES library is a central service provider for the institute’s scientific staff with the following sectors:

The Europe Library

collects social science literature in the fields of comparative European research and European integration research for the period after 1945.

Its holdings encompass about 50,000 monographs and about 110 journals.

Collection priorities are:

  • Social structure and social inequality (education, occupational classes, labour market, demography)
  • Welfare state research (retirement provision, health policy, family policy, intermediary structures / welfare organizations, social reporting)
  • Migration, integration, ethnic and social conflicts, conflict resolution
  • EU research (development/expansion, legitimy research, institutions, European policies, external relations, international negotiations, political participation, democratization, identity issues)
  • Parties and elections (national and EU election studies, election systems, parliaments, governments, policies, stakeholder organizations)

The Statistics Library

collects extensively in supranational, international, national and subnational statistics of 50 countries with an emphasis on Europe as well as in statistics of international organizations (UN, OECD, etc.)

Collection priorities are:

  • Statistical yearbooks
  • Demographic statistics, including censuses
  • Social statistics
  • Economic statistics
  • Elections

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 8.00 – 24.00
Sat-Sun 10.00 – 24.00
Borrowing/returning hours: Mon-Fri 8.00 – 18.00


The MZES-OPAC provides exclusively the holdings of the MZES library and is meant for searches. It offers special search functions for the statistics library and direct online access to full texts (

Primo (total holdings of the MZES library and all university departmental libraries including all campus-wide available electronic periodicals, e-books, and data banks)  (

KVK (Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue)
For extensive searches the KVK provides documentation of more than 500 million books and periodicals in library and booksellers’ catalogues worldwide. (


Use of the library and conditions of borrowing

The MZES library is located in building A 5, 6 (Part A) on the 1st floor.
The current periodicals are shelved on the ground floor. With the site plan it will be easy for you to find the locations of the individual signatures.

The library is a reference library, borrowing is restricted to MZES members and members of the university staff.

Conditions of borrowing, borrowing rules, conditions of use (PDF, in German)

There are several devices that can be used with the ECUM-Karte, for example.

The MZES library’s current issues of about 110 scientific journals are shelved in the shared periodicals pool on the ground floor.

Search options:
A large number of PCs with internet access as well as one reader-printer for the usage of microforms (microfiches and reels of microfilms) are available for searches. The data can be processed electronically directly on site (Kodak 3000 DSV with editing software). The microform room is open from 8.00-16.00.
Contact for searches:

  • Franz Rothenbacher, Europadatenarchiv Zi. 117

New Acquisitions

Thematic focus - June 2015

Reference books

Leibfried, Stephan
The Oxford handbook of transformations of the state
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. - XXIII, 898 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Info/Handb/010=23

EU Integration

Bach, Maurizio
Europa ohne Gesellschaft : politische Soziologie der europäischen Integration
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - 209 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/581
Beneyto Pérez, José María
El modelo europeo : contribuciones de la integración europea a la gobernanza global
Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2014. - 369 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/582

General, social, economic history

Kalybas, Stathēs N.
Modern Greece : what everyone wants to know
Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford University Press, 2015. - XII, 242 S. : Kt.
Shelfmark: GR/Allg/031

Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Eule, Tobias G.
Inside immigration law : migration management and policy application in Germany
Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate, 2014. - X, 157 S.
Shelfmark: D/Bevgeo/176
Martiniello, Marco
An introduction to immigrant incorporation studies : European perspectives
Amsterdam: Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2014. - 408 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/520
Sotés Elizalde, María Angeles
Emigración, identidad y países receptores
Valencia: Tirant Humanidades, 2014. - 254 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/519

Education, science, research

Maurer, Marco
Du bleibst, was du bist : warum bei uns immer noch die soziale Herkunft entscheidet
München: Droemer, 2015. - 381 S.
Shelfmark: D/Bild/230
Neugebauer, Martin
Kommt es auf die Lehrkraft an? : Empirische Studien zur Selektion in das Lehramt und zu Lehrereffekten bei der Entstehung ungleicher Bildungschancen
Aachen: Shaker, 2015. - 206 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Bild/229
Symonds, Jennifer
Understanding school transition : what happens to children and how to help them
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XIII, 216 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Bild/094

Labour market, classes, professions, status groups

Klement, Carmen
Von der Laienarbeit zur Profession? : zum Handeln und Selbstverständnis beruflicher Akteure in der ambulanten Altenpflege
Opladen: Budrich, 2006. - 286 S.
Shelfmark: D/Erwkla/284
Mis, Karoline
Europäische Betriebsräte in Polen : ein Weg zur Europäisierung nationaler und betrieblicher Arbeitsbeziehungen?
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 356 S.
Shelfmark: PL/Erwkla/010
Ammons, Samantha K.
Work and family in the new economy
Bingley: Emerald, 2015. - xxiv, 359 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Erwkla/108

Family, household, kinship,

Mauch, Siegfried; Baden-Württemberg / Ministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, Familie, Frauen und Senioren
Seniorenpolitische Werkstattgespräche : Dokumentation
Stuttgart: Ministerium für Arbeit und Sozialordnung, Familie, Frauen und Senioren Baden-Württemberg, 2015. - 123 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: D/Famil/220

Monetary, financial institutions

Brunkhorst, Hauke
Europe at a crossroad : from currency union to political and economic governance?
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 268 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Finanz/194
Schwarzer, Daniela
Die Europäische Währungsunion : [Geschichte, Krise und Reform]
Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2015. - 160 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Finanz/193

EU institutions

Panke, Diana
Consultative committees in the European Union : no vote - no influence?
Colchester: ECPR Press, 2015. - XIV, 232 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Inst/224

Religion, culture, media

Foret, François
Religion at the European Parliament and in European multi-level governance
London, New York: Routledge, 2015. - X, 232 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Kultur/138
Grillo, Ralph D.
Muslim families, politics and the law : a legal industry in multicultural Britain
Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. - XVI, 337 S.
Shelfmark: GB/Kultur/005

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Berrey, Ellen
The enigma of diversity : the language of race and the limits of racial justice
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015. - 352 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: USA/Nation/038
Nagel, Klaus-Jürgen
Catalonia in Spain and Europe : is there a way to independence?
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 229 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E/Nation/035

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Collin, Philippa
Young citizens and political participation in a digital society : addressing the democratic disconnect
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - VII, 189 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1125
Gaffney, John
France in the Hollande presidency : the unhappy republic
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - X, 203 S.
Shelfmark: F/Polsoz/204
Garzia, Diego
Matching voters with parties and candidates : voting advice applications in comparative perspective
Colchester: ECPR Press, 2014. - XV, 262 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1124
Heyden, Ulrich
Ein Krieg der Oligarchen : das Tauziehen um die Ukraine
Köln: PapyRossa-Verl., 2015. - 173 S.
Shelfmark: UKR/Polsoz/060
Hillebrand, Ernst
Rechtspopulismus in Europa : Gefahr für die Demokratie?
Bonn: Dietz, 2015. - 189 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1126
Mustafa, Asma; Heath, Anthony F.
Identity and political participation among young British Muslims : believing and belonging
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XVI, 218 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: GB/Polsoz/266
Norris, Pippa
Contentious elections : from ballots to barricades
New York: Routledge, 2015. - XIV, 176 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Polsoz/323
Petrović, Tanja
Yuropa : das jugoslawisches Vermächtnis und Zukunftsstrategien in postjugoslawischen Gesellschaften
Berlin: Verbrecher Verlag, 2015. - 255 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1127
Wipperfürth, Christian
Die Ukraine im westlich-russischen Spannungsfeld : die Krise, der Krieg und die Aussichten
Opladen ; Berlin [u.a.]: Budrich, 2015. - 73 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: UKR/Polsoz/061

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Tauran, Thierry
Les régimes spéciaux de sécurité sociale
Paris: Assoc. pour l\'Etude de l\'Histoire de la Sécurité Sociale, 2015. - 539 S.
Shelfmark: F/Sozsta/011=7

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Haynes, Philip
Managing complexity in the public services
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XVI, 161 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Staat/176
Meer, F. M. van der
Comparative civil service systems in the 21st century
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - X, 373 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/658

Inequality, mobility, social stratification

Boatcă, Manuela
Global inequalities beyond occidentalism
Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate, 2015. - XIII, 273 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: THEO/Unglei/076
Haller, Max; Eder, Anja
Ethnic stratification and economic inequality around the world : the end of exploitation and exclusion?
Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. - XX, 397 S. : graph. Darst
Shelfmark: ALLG/Unglei/163

Trade unions, employers' organisations, associations at EU level

Paraskevopoulou, Anna; McKay, Sonia
Workplace equality in Europe : the role of trade unions
Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate, 2015. - X, 142 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Verbän/171

Economic structure and -growth, entrepreneurs, internal market

Felice, Emanuele
Ascesa e declino : storia economica d'Italia
Bologna: Il mulino, 2015. - 385 S.
Shelfmark: I/Wirt/043


Cameron, Adrian Colin; Trivedi, Pravin K.
Regression analysis of count data
Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013. - XXVII, 566 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: MET/Analys/074=2
Hershberger, Scott L.; Moskowitz, Debbie S.
Modeling intraindividual variability with repeated measures data : methods and applications
New York [u.a.]: Psychology Pr., 2012. - XVI, 276 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: MET/Analys/188

Working Papers

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund
Am 11. und 12. November 2014 in Würzburg : Aktuelles Presseseminar der Deutschen Rentenversicherung Bund ...
Berlin: Dt. Rentenversicherung Bund, Geschäftsbereich Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Kommunikation, 2015. - 63 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: WP/D/DRV/Schrif/106