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 - January 2015


Reference books

Bovens, M. A. P.
The Oxford Handbook of public accountability
Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. - XV, 717 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Info/Handb/010=22
Shelley, Fred M.
The world's population : an encyclopedia of critical issues, crises, and ever-growing countries
Santa Barbara [u.a.]: ABC-CLIO, 2015. - XX, 407 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Info/Handb/103

EU Integration

Copsey, Nathaniel
Rethinking the European Union
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XII, 260 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/576
Koch, Marcus
Das utopische Europa : die Verträge der politischen Integration Europas und ihre utopischen Elemente
Bielefeld: transcript, 2015. - 159 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/575
Weidenfeld, Werner
Europa : eine Strategie
München: Kösel, 2014. - 125 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/574

General, social, economic history

Eidintas, Alfonsas
The history of Lithuania
Vilnius, LT: "Eugrimas" Publishing House, 2013. - 317 S. : Ill., Kt.
Shelfmark: LT/Allg/013

Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Bohon, Stephanie A.
Immigration and population
Chichester: Polity Pr., 2015. - X, 214 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: USA/Bevgeo/068
Hara, Toshihiko
A shrinking society : post-demographic transition in Japan
Tokio, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht: Springer, 2015. - IX, 65 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ASI/Bevgeo/026
Hess, Sabine; Heimeshoff, Lisa-Marie
Migration - Kontrolle - Wissen : Grenzregime : transnationale Perspektiven
Berlin ; HamburgBerlin ; Hamburg: Assoziation AAssoziation A, 2014. - 327 S. : Kt.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/512
Lindley, Anna
Crisis and migration : critical perspectives
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2014. - X, 211 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/509
Matter, Max
Nirgendwo erwünscht : zur Armutsmigration aus Zentral- und Südosteuropa in die Länder der EU-15 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Angehörigen der Roma-Minderheiten
Schwalbach/Ts.: Wochenschau Verlag, 2015. - 334 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/513
Nohl, Arnd-Michael
Work in transition : cultural capital and highly skilled migrants' passages into the labour market
Toronto [u.a.]: Univ. of Toronto Press, 2014. - XII, 344 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/510
Okólski, Marek
European immigrations : trends, structures and policy implications
Amsterdam: Amsterdam Univ. Press, 2012. - 277 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/514
Silbereisen, Rainer K.; Titzmann, Peter; Shavit, Yossi
The challenges of diaspora migration : interdisciplinary perspectives on Israel and Germany
Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate, 2014. - XXVI, 327 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/511
Veale, Angela
Child and youth migration : mobility-in-migration in an era of globalization
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XI, 252 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Bevgeo/211

Education, science, research

Scherr, Albert
Diskriminierung migrantischer Jugendlicher in der beruflichen Bildung : Stand der Forschung, Kontroversen, Forschungsbedarf
Weinheim ; Basel: Beltz Juventa, 2015. - 284 S.
Shelfmark: D/Bild/226

Family, household, kinship,

Farrell, Chris
Unretirement : how baby boomers are changing the way we think about work, community, and the good life
New York [u.a.]: Bloomsbury, 2014. - 245 S.
Shelfmark: USA/Famil/080
Gebel, Michael; Heyne, Stefanie
Transitions to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa : young women's rising?
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014. - XII, 248 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: AE/Famil/015

EU institutions

Brack, Nathalie
L' euroscepticisme au sein du Parlement européen : stratégies d'une opposition anti-système au coeur des institutions
Windhof: Promoculture-Larcier, 2014. - 341 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Inst/221

International relations

Bendo-Soupou, Dominique
Le monde arabe et l\'Europe : entre conflits et paix
Paris [u.a.]: Harmattan, 2014. - 396 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/587
Fehrmann, Thomas J.
Die Effektivität interregionaler Kooperation : eine vergleichende Untersuchung der interregionalen Handlungsfähigkeit von Regionalorganisationen am Beispiel von ASEAN, EU und MERCOSUR
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 327 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Intbez/498

Religion, culture, media

Özyürek, Esra
Being German, becoming Muslim : race, religion, and conversion in the new Europe
Princeton [u.a.]: Princeton Univ. Press, 2015. - X, 171 S.
Shelfmark: D/Kultur/038

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Danero Iglesias, Julien
Nationalisme et pouvoir en République de Moldavie
Bruxelles: Éd. de l\'Université de Bruxelles, cop.. - 235 S.
Shelfmark: MD/Nation/002
Frey, William H.
Diversity explosion : how new racial demographics are remaking America
Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press, 2015. - X, 301 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: USA/Nation/037
Ivanov, Dimitar
Ethnic and religious tolerance : civil society in South East Europe ; conference papers
Sofia: Za bukvite, 2011. - 282 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Nation/441
Law, Ian
Mediterranean racisms : connections and complexities in the racialization of the Mediterranean region
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XIV, 201 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Nation/440
Lewicki, Aleksandra
Social justice through citizenship? : the politics of Muslim integration in Germany and Great Britain
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - X, 237 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Nation/442

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Bailey, David J.
European social democracy during the global economic crisis : renovation or resignation?
Manchester [u.a.]: Manchester Univ. Press, 2014. - XII, 285 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1109
D'Amato, Gianni; Karolewski, Ireneusz Paweł; Kleger, Heinz
Bürgerschaft und demokratische Regierbarkeit in Deutschland und Europa : Festschrift für Heinz Kleger
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 397 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1111
Eriksen, Erik Oddvar
Die Normativität der Europäischen Union
Freiburg ; München: Alber, 2014. - 181 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/290
Jagu, Tony
La France a t-elle encore envie d'avenir ?
Paris [u.a.]: Harmattan, 2014. - 170 S.
Shelfmark: F/Polsoz/202
Keudel-Kaiser, Dorothea
Government formation in Central and Eastern Europe : the case of minority governments
Opladen ; Berlin [u.a.]: Budrich UniPress, 2014. - 291 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1112
Korte, Karl-Rudolf
Die Bundestagswahl 2013 : Analysen der Wahl-, Parteien-, Kommunikations- und Regierungsforschung
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - 540 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/338
Malkopoulou, Anthoula
History of compulsory voting in Europe : democracy 's duty?
New York [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - 184 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1110
Merkel, Wolfgang
Demokratie und Krise : zum schwierigen Verhältnis von Theorie und Empirie
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - 506 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Polsoz/320
Risse, Thomas
European public spheres : politics is back
Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015. - XIV, 300 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/289
Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger
Zwischen Fragmentierung und Konzentration: die Bundestagswahl 2013
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 381 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/336
Strijbis, Oliver; Schnapp, Kai-Uwe
Aktivierung und Überzeugung im Bundestagswahlkampf 2013¤h
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - X, 205 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/337
Sulowski, Stanisław
Polish politics after the transformation : Condition and prospects of development
Warsaw: Instytut Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2014. - 208 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: PL/Polsoz/055
Vogel, Steffen
Europa im Aufbruch : wann Proteste gegen die Krisenpolitik Erfolg haben
Hamburg: LAIKA-Verl., 2014. - 184 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1113

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Badel, Maryse; Comité Aquitain d'Histoire de la Sécurité Sociale
Garanties de revenus, garanties de ressources : quels défis pour la protection sociale?¤dJournée d'etudes de Bordeaux, novembre 2011
Paris: Association pour l\'étude de l\'histoire de la sécurité sociale, 2013. - 146 S.
Shelfmark: F/Sozsta/176
Bergh, Andreas
Sweden and the revival of the capitalist welfare state
Cheltenham [u.a.]: Edward Elgar, 2014. - XI, 154 S : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: S/Sozsta/038
Duten, Alexia J.
Global health: stepping stone or stumbling block for the European Union?
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 239 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Sozsta/476
Frölich, Markus
Social insurance, informality, and labour markets : how to protect workers while creating good jobs
Oxford: Oxford Univ. Pr., 2014. - XIX, 524 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: AE/Sozsta/015
Guerlain, Laetitia; Comité Aquitain d'Histoire de la Sécurité Sociale
Vieillir à travers les âges : retraites et dépendance¤djournée d'études de Bordeaux, novembre 2012
Paris: Association pour l\'étude de l\'histoire de la sécurité sociale, 2013. - 137 S.
Shelfmark: F/Sozsta/177
Ranci, Costanzo; Pavolini, Emmanuele
Reforms in long-term care policies in Europe : investigating institutional change and social impacts
New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London: Springer, 2013. - XVI, 317 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/992

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Box, Richard C.
Public service values
Armonk [u.a.]: Sharpe, 2015. - XVII, 179 S.
Shelfmark: USA/Staat/065
Hood, Christopher
When the party\'s over : the politics of fiscal squeeze in perspective
Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. - XVII, 277 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/650
Langbein, Julia
Transnationalization and regulatory change in the EU\'s Eastern neighbourhood : Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XXVI, 203 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: UKR/Staat/035
Lodge, Martin
The problem-solving capacity of the modern state : governance challenges and administrative capacities
Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. - XVIII, 308 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Staat/173
Petrillo, Francesco; Ramaniello, Carmine
Europa senza statualità : l'essere umano dei diritti nell'integrazione tra i popoli globalizzati
Chieti: Solfanelli, 2013. - 188 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Staat/542
Wollmann, Hellmut; Marcou, Gérard
The provision of public services in Europe : between state, local government and market
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010. - XV, 266 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/649

Inequality, mobility, social stratification

Boulineau, Emmanuelle
La pauvreté en Europe : une approche géographique
Rennes: Presses Univ. de Rennes, 2014. - 259 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: E.K./Unglei/161
Lenger, Alexander
Understanding the dynamics of global inequality : social exclusion, power shift, and structural changes
Berlin ; Heidelberg [u.a.]: Springer, 2015. - XVI, 284 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Unglei/159

Trade unions, employers' organisations, associations at EU level

Holyoke, Thomas T.
Interest groups and lobbying : pursuing political interests in America
Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2014. - XVII, 334 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: USA/Verbän/022
Kreutler, Maren
Interest group coalitions in the European Union : an analysis of (in)formal initiatives to influence European energy policy
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 211 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Verbän/120

Economic structure and -growth, entrepreneurs, internal market

Gutiérrez Sebares, José Antonio
Cinco estudios sobre crisis económicas en la historia de España
Santander: Editorial de la Universidad de Cantabria, D.L.. - 197 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E/Wirt/051
Askenazy, Philippe
The blind decades : employment and growth in France, 1974 - 2014
Oakland, Ca.: Univ. of California Press, 2015. - XVI, 260 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: F/Wirt/030