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 - May 2015

EU Integration

Kielmansegg, Peter
Wohin des Wegs, Europa? : Beiträge zu einer überfälligen Debatte
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 162 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/580

General, social, economic history

Abrahams, Fred
Modern Albania : from dictatorship to democracy in Europe
New York [u.a.]: New York University Press, 2015. - XII, 345 S. : Ill., Kt.
Shelfmark: AL/Allg/011

Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Dahlstedt, Magnus
International migration and ethnic relations : critical perspectives
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XVII, 282 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/517
Dustmann, Christian
Migration : economic change, social change
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. - IX, 192 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Bevgeo/212
Favell, Adrian
Immigration, integration and mobility : new agendas in migration studies ; essays 1998 - 2014
Colchester: ECPR, 2014. - VI, 271 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/516
McMahon, Simon
Immigration and citizenship in an enlarged European Union : the political dynamics of intra-EU mobility
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - IX, 229 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/518

Masiello, Sonia
La società marginale : immigrati, periferie, devianti, disabili
Roma: Edizioni nuova cultura, 2015. - 104 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: I/Bvgeo/051

Family, household, kinship,

Guerra, Mônica Galante Gorini
Costruire partecipazione : la relazione tra famiglie e servizi per l'infanzia in una prospettiva internazionale
Azzano San Paolo (Bergamo): Junior, 2014. - 216 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Famil/388
Hoyer, Sören
Soziale Bürgerschaft in der Familienpolitik : Erwerbstätige Mütter und lernende Kinder als neue europäische Sozialbürger? Deutschland und Irland im Vergleich
Berlin: Verl. des Deutschen Vereins für Öffentliche und Private Fürsorge, 2015. - 350 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Famil/387
Jenson, Jeffrey M.
Social policy for children and families : a risk and resilience perspective
Los Angeles: SAGE, 2015. - VII, 328 S.
Shelfmark: USA/Famil/083

EU institutions

Daniel, William T.
Career behaviour and the european parliament : all roads lead through Brussels?
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015. - XIV, 178 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Inst/223

Religion, culture, media

Zittel, Thomas
Mehr Responsivität durch neue digitale Medien? : die elektronische Wählerkommunikation von Abgeordneten in Deutschland, Schweden und den USA
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2010. - 267 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Medien/059

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Jivraj, Stephen
Ethnic identity and inequalities in Britain : the dynamics of diversity
Bristol [u.a.]: Policy Pr., 2015. - XI, 238 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: GB/Nation/049

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Buchstab, Günter; Buchstab, Günter
Kohl: "Wir haben alle Chancen" : die Protokolle des CDU-Bundesvorstands 1973 - 1976
DüsseldorfDüsseldorf: DrosteDroste, 2015. - LIII, 1026 S.
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/341=1
Buchstab, Günter; Buchstab, Günter
Kohl: "Wir haben alle Chancen" : die Protokolle des CDU-Bundesvorstands 1973 - 1976
DüsseldorfDüsseldorf: DrosteDroste, 2015. - S. 1027 - 2203
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/341=2
De Wilde, Pieter; Michailidou, Asimina; Trenz, Hans-Jörg
Contesting Europe : exploring euroscepticism in online media coverage
Colchester: ECPR Press, 2013. - XVIII, 272 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/294
Everts, Philip P.; Isernia, Pierangelo
Public opinion, transatlantic relations and the use of force
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XV, 286 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1123
Kadelbach, Stefan
Die Europäische Union am Scheideweg : mehr oder weniger Europa?
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 246 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/296
Morlok, Martin
Parteien, Demokratie und Staatsbürgerschaft : politische Partizipation und Repräsentation in der Zuwanderungsgesellschaft
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 194 S.
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/342
Van Ingelgom, Virginie
Integrating indifference : a comparative, qualitative, and quantitative approach to the legitimacy of European integration
Colchester: ECPR Press, 2014. - XIII, 236 S. : graph. Darst., Ill.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/295

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Bütow, Birgit
Social policy and social dimensions on vulnerability and resilience in Europe
Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich, 2015. - 167 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/997
Crouch, Colin
Governing social risks in post crisis-europe
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015. - VIII, 306 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/998
Lange, Paul A. M. van
Handbook of theories of social psychology
Los Angeles, Calif.[u.a.]Los Angeles, Calif. [u.a.]: SageSAGE Publ., 2012. - XX, 537 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: 497
Lange, Paul A. M. van
Handbook of theories of social psychology
Los Angeles, Calif.[u.a.]Los Angeles, Calif. [u.a.]: SageSAGE Publ., 2012. - XX, 562 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: 497

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Baun, Michael J.; Marek, Dan
Cohesion policy in the European Union
London [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XIII, 257 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Staat/547
Mathur, Birendra P.
Ethics for governance : reinventing public services
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2014. - XII, 396 S.
Shelfmark: ASI/Staat/033
Raabe, Katharina; Belorusets, Yevgenia
Testfall Ukraine : Europa und seine Werte
Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2015. - 256 S. : zahlr. Ill.
Shelfmark: UKR/Staat/036
Raabe, Katharina
Gefährdete Nachbarschaften : Ukraine, Russland, Europäische Union
Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015. - 203 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/657
Witzleb, Normann
The European Union and global engagement : Institutions, Policies and Challenges
Cheltenham [u.a.]: Edward Elgar, 2015. - XIII, 323 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Staat/546