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 - March 2015


Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Pott, Andreas
Jenseits von Rif und Ruhr : 50 Jahre marokkanöische Migration nach Deutschland
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2014. - 315 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Bevgeo/175

Labour market, classes, professions, status groups

George, Roman
Die geschlechtsspezifische Strukturierung des Niedriglohnsektors : eine vergleichende Perspektive auf Frankreich, Großbritannien, Schweden und Deutschland
Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 2015. - 278 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Erwkla/511
Motakef, Mona
Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015. - 184 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Erwkla/107

Dümig, Kathrin
Politik und Arbeitsmarktperformanz : eine quantitative Analyse von 21 etablierten OECD-Ländern
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 304 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Erwrkla/510

Family, household, kinship,

Cohen, Philip N.
The family : diversity, inequality, and social change
New York [u.a.]: Norton, 2015. - XXV, 491 S., 33 S. 33 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: USA/Famil/081
Conley, Hazel; Page, Margaret
Gender equality in public services : chasing the dream
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XIV, 147 S.
Shelfmark: GB/Famil/118
Volpi, Roberto
La nostra società ha ancora bisogno della famiglia? : il caso Italia
Milano: VP, c201. - 176 S.
Shelfmark: I/Famil/029
Amato, Paul R.; Booth, Alan; McHale, Susan M.; Van Hook, Jennifer
Families in an era of increasing inequality : diverging destinies
Cham ; Heidelberg [u.a.]: Springer, 2015. - XIV, 242S.
Shelfmark: USA/Famil/082

Monetary, financial institutions

Piketty, Thomas
Die Schlacht um den Euro : Interventionen
München: Beck, 2015. - 175 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Finanz/191

EU institutions

Puetter, Uwe
The European Council and the Council : new intergovernmentalism and institutional change
Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. - XIV, 265 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Inst/222

International relations

Brocza, Stefan
Die Auslagerung des EU-Grenzregimes : Externalisierung und Exterritorialisierung
Wien: Promedia-Verl., 2015. - 221 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/590
Isensee, Andreas
Die Europäische Union in multilateralen Verhandlungen : Ansätze für eine systematische Erfolgsmessung
Berlin ; Münster: LIT, 2015. - 432 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/588
Keil, Soeren
The EU and member state building : European foreign policy and intervention in the Western Balkans
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XV, 247 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/589

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Sedmak, Mateja
Children's voices : studies of interethnic conflict and violence in European schools
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2014. - XI, 174 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Nation/444

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Barrett, Martyn D.
Political and civic engagement : multidisciplinary perspectives
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XXI, 562 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1117
Deth, Jan W. van
Demokratie in der Großstadt : Ergebnisse des ersten Mannheimer Demokratie Audit
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2014. - IX, 193 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/339
Emerson, Michael; Avery, Graham
Britain's future in Europe : reform, renegotiation, repatriation or secession?
London [u.a.]: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. - XII, 180 S.
Shelfmark: GB/Polsoz/265
Heaney, Michael T.; Rojas, Fabio
Party in the street : the antiwar movement and the Democratic party after 9/11
Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge University Press, 2015. - XIII, 313 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: USA/Polsoz/225
Thiemeyer, Guido
Les partis politiques européens face aux premières élections directes du Parlement Européen
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 215 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/293

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Bieling, Hans-Jürgen
Europäische Welten in der Krise : Arbeitsbeziehungen und Wohlfahrtsstaaten im Vergleich
Frankfurt am Main [u.a.]: Campus-Verl., 2015. - 354 S. : graf. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/995
Pamp, Oliver
Political preferences and the aging of populations : political-economy explanations of pension reform
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - 212 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Sozsta/229
Pöttler, Gerhard
Gesundheitswesen in Österreich : Organisationen, Leistungen, Finanzierung und Reformen übersichtlich dargestellt
Wien: Goldegg, 2014. - 453 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: A/Sozsta/053

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Bekkers, Victor J. J. M.
Innovation in the public sector : linking capacity and leadership
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XI, 278 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Staat/175
Budak-Fero, Meral
Die Türkei in der Identitätsfalle : zur Kompatibilität von Kopenhagener Kriterien und türkischem Konstitutionalismus
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 207 S.
Shelfmark: TR/Staat/018
Castillo Blanco, Federico A.
La reforma del sector público
Sevilla: Instituto García Orviedo, Universidad de Sevilla, 2014. - 421 S.
Shelfmark: E/Staat/042
Fabbrini, Sergio
Which European Union? : Europe after the Euro crisis
Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge University Press, 2015. - XXXV, 338 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Staat/543
Joris, Geoffrey
Formes et réformes des administrations publiques
Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, c201. - 228 p.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/651
Jureit, Ulrike
Postsouveräne Territorialität : die Europäische Union und ihr Raum
Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, Verl. d. Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung, HIS, 2015. - 301 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: E.A./Staat/544
Klemm, Ulf-Dieter
Die Krise in Griechenland : Ursprünge, Verlauf, Folgen
Frankfurt am Main [u.a.]: Campus-Verl., 2015. - 546 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: GR/Staat/021
Laegreid, Per
Organizing for coordination in the public sector : practices and lessons from 12 European countries
Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XIII, 283 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/654
Sager, Fritz
The European public servant : a shared administrative identity?
Colchester: ECPR Press, 2015. - XII, 311 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/652

Inequality, mobility, social stratification

Caliendo, Stephen M.
Inequality in America : race, poverty, and fulfilling democracy's promise
Boulder: Westview Press, 2015. - XVIII, 270 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: USA/Unglei/082
Cervia, Silvia
Nuove povertà : vulnerabilità sociale e disuguaglianze di genere e generazioni
Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2014. - 288 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: I/Unglei/020
Simmons, Robin; Thompson, Ron; Russell, Lisa
Education, work and social change : young people and marginalization in post-industrial Britain
Basingstoke[u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - X, 257 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: GB/Unglei/056

Economic structure and -growth, entrepreneurs, internal market

Gerlach, Frank
Starkes Europa nur mit Produktion und Industrie : industriepolitische Konzepte und Intrumente in zehn EU-Ländern
Marburg: Schüren, 2015. - 339 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: E.K./Wirt/418


Auspurg, Katrin; Hinz, Thomas
Factorial survey experiments
Los Angeles [u.a.]: Sage, 2015. - XVII, 143 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: MET/Design/041=175

Working Papers

Hill, Hermann; Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer
Informierter Bürger trifft zuständigkeitsorientierte Verwaltung : [Abschlussbericht des Forschungsprojekts der Deutschen Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer und des Potsdamer eGovernment Competence Centers (IfG.CC) unterstützt von ISPRAT e.V.]
Speyer: Dt. Univ. für Verwaltungswiss. Speyer, 2014. - 283 S.
Shelfmark: WP/D/FÖV/SA/214
Lindenblatt, Thomas Sven
Der Einfluss amerikanischen Verfassungsdenkens auf die Verfassungsentwicklung in Deutschland
Speyer: Dt. Univ. für Verwaltungswiss. Speyer, 2015. - 95 S.
Shelfmark: WP/D/FÖV/SA/216
Reinermann, Heinrich
Wohin steuert die Digitale Gesellschaft? : Eine Kartenskizze von Neuland
Speyer: Dt. Univ. für Verwaltungswiss. Speyer, 2015. - 167 S.
Shelfmark: WP/D/FÖV/SA/215