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 - August 2015

EU Integration

Göler, Daniel
Europäische Integration : Beiträge zur Europaforschung aus multidimensionaler Analyseperspektive
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 241 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/583

General, social, economic history

Iglesias Turrión, Pablo
Podemos! : Wind des Wandels aus Spanien
Zürich: Rotpunktverlag, 2015. - 189 S.
Shelfmark: E/Allg/092
Ramet, Sabrina P.
Civic and uncivic values in Kosovo : history, politics, and value transformation
Budapest [u.a.]: CEU Press, 2015. - XIV, 449 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: KOS/Allg/003

Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Milewski, Nadja
Family and human capital in Turkish migration
London: Transnational Pr., 2015. - XIV, 151 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/521
Ryan, Louise
Migrant capital : networks, identities and strategies
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XX, 268 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Bevgeo/214

Labour market, classes, professions, status groups

Spohr, Florian
Pfadwechsel in der Arbeitsmarktpolitik : eine Analyse aktivierender Reformen in Großbritannien, Deutschland und Schweden anhand des Multiple-Streams-Ansatzes
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 307 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Erwkla/514

Family, household, kinship,

Avdeyeva, Olga A.
Defending women\'s rights in Europe : gender equality and EU enlargement
Albany: Suny Pr., 2015. - XIII, 272 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Famil/389

EU institutions

Kopeinig, Margaretha
Jean-Claude Juncker : der Europäer
Wien: Czernin, 2014. - 239 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Inst/226
Metz, Julia
The European Commission, expert groups and the policy process : demystifying technocratic governance
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XIV, 243 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Inst/227

International relations

Balázs, Péter
Sectoral responses to a new world order : the European Union and its policies
Budapest: Center for EU Enlargement Studies, 2014. - 134 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/598
Freyburg, Tina
Democracy promotion by functional cooperation : the European Union and its neighbourhood
Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XV, 291 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/597

Religion, culture, media

Wulk, Sophie
The role and relevance of higher education policy in EU external relations : an analysis of the transmissive, transformative and transactional qualities of university institutions and programmes
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 261 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Kultur/087

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Gaitanides, Charlotte
Diversity in Europe
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 239 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Nation/445
Grimmel, Andreas
Regionale Integration : Erklärungsansätze und Analysen zu den wichtigsten Integrationszusammenschlüssen in der Welt
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 444 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Nation/149

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
Demokratie-Monitoring Baden-Württemberg 2013/2014 : Studien zu Demokratie und Partizipation
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - 365 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/340
Baker, David; Schnapper, Pauline
Britain and the crisis of the European Union
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XI, 234 S.
Shelfmark: GB/Polsoz/268
Balík, Stanislav
Volby do Poslanecké sněmovny v roce 2010
Brno: Centrum pro Studium Demokracie a Kultury, 2010. - 279 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: CZ/Polsoz/019
Charvát, Jakub
Politika volebních reforem v ČR po roce 1989
Praha: Grada Publ., 2013. - 228 S.
Shelfmark: CZ/Polsoz/020
Davidsson, Lars
I linje med partiet? Maktspel och lojalitet i den svenska riksdagen
Stockholm: SNS Förl., 2006. - 342 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: S/Polsoz/029
Featherstone, Kevin; Papadimitriou, Dimitris
Prime ministers in Greece : the paradox of power
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. - XIV, 270 S.
Shelfmark: GR/Polsoz/033
Kolář, Petr
Parlament České republiky
Praha: Leges, 2013. - 511 s. : Ill.
Shelfmark: CZ/Polsoz/017
Lord, Christopher
A different kind of democracy? : debates about democracy and the European Union
New York, NY: Open Society Foundations, 2015. - V, 260 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/300
Marples, David R.
Ukraine\'s Euromaidan : analyses of a civil revolution in Ukraine
Stuttgart: ibidem-Verl., 2015. - 292 S. : Ill., Kt.
Shelfmark: UKR/Polsoz/062
Outlý, Jan
Navrhování a výběr kandidátu : politické strany v ČR a ve střední Evropě
Olomouc: Civipolis, 2013. - 255 s. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: CZ/Polsoz/018
Preiss, Bert; State of Peace Conference (26, 2012, Stadtschlaining)
Democracy in crisis : the dynamics of civil protest and civil resistance ; [26th StoP Conference, results from the State of Peace Conference 2012 ; CPDC, Conflict Peace Democracy Cluster, Friedensburg, Peace Castle, Schlaining, Austria]
Wien ; Zürich ; Berlin ; Münster: Lit, 2013. - 453 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.; Kt.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Polsoz/325
Schofield, Norman
The political economy of governance : institutions, political performance and elections
Cham [u.a.]: Springer, 2015. - XXIV, 393 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1128
Wintr, Jan
Česká parlamentní kultura
Praha: Auditorium, 2010. - 432 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: CZ/Polsoz/016

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Kaufmann, Franz-Xaver
Sozialstaat als Kultur
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - 483 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: THEO/Sozsta/101
Vaughan-Whitehead, Daniel
European social model in crisis : is Europe losing its soul?
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014. - XII, 627 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/999

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Seha, Esther
Post-sozialistische Regierungssystemreform : Armenien, Kroatien, Russland und die Ukraine im Vergleich
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 343 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/662
Staack, Michael
Der Ukraine-Konflikt und die gesamteuropäische Sicherheit
Opladen [u.a.]: Budrich, 2015. - 49 S.
Shelfmark: UKR/Staat/037

Concepts & theories of integration, federalism, special theories

Stratenschulte, Eckart D.
Der Anfang vom Ende? : Formen differenzierter Integration und ihre Konsequenzen
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 310 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Theorie/119

Environmental policy

Fagan, Adam; Sircar, Indraneel
Europeanization of the Western Balkans : environmental governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia
Houndsmill [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - IX, 198 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Umwelt/070

Inequality, mobility, social stratification

McCormick, Peter
Moments of mutuality : rearticulating social justice in France and the EU
Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2012. - 196 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Unglei/164


Cantijoch, Marta
Analysing social media data and web networks
Houndmills, Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XIV, 287 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: MET/Design/225