The MZES library is a central service provider for the institute’s scientific staff and includes 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 all journals licensed for the Mannheim University campus.

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 – 22.30
Sat-Sun 10.00 – 22.30
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. The site plan help you to locate the relevant volume according to its individual shelfmark.

The library is a reference library, borrowing is restricted to MZES and  university staff member.

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

Several self-service photocopying machines to use with the  ECUM card, as well as free scanners to use with personal USB flash drives are available in the library.

The MZES library’s current issues of 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 accessible by appointment.
Contact for searches:

  • Franz Rothenbacher, Europadatenarchiv Room No 119a
  • Brigitte Reiss, Library Room No 129

New Acquisitions

Thematic focus - October 2016

EU Integration

Olsen, Jonathan
The European Union : politics and policies
Boulder : Westview Press, 2017
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/164=6

Schmid, Thomas
Europa ist tot, es lebe Europa! : eine Weltmacht muss sich neu erfinden
München : C. Bertelsmann, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/594

General, social, economic history

Haarmann, Harald
Modern Finland
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2016
Shelfmark: FIN/Allg/016

Römpczyk, Elmar
Estland, Lettland, Litauen : Geschichte, Gegenwart, Identität
Bonn : Dietz, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Allg/289

Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Barbehön, Marlon
Variationen des Städtischen - Variationen lokaler Politik
Wiesbaden : Springer VS, 2017
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/533

Brettell, Caroline
Gender and migration
Cambridge, UK ; Polity, 2016
Shelfmark: USA/Bevgeo/076

Champion, Anthony G.
Population change in the United Kingdom
London ; Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Shelfmark: GB/Bevgeo/047

Dickinson, Eliot
Globalization and migration : a world in motion
Lanham ; Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
Shelfmark: ALLG/Bevgeo/224

Stolzenberg, Philipp
Cities in times of crisis : fiscal consolidation in Germany and Greece
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgeo/532

Family, household, kinship

Hyde, Martin
Ageing and globalisation
Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2016
Shelfmark: ALLG/Famil/179

Rošul-Gajić, Jagoda
Internationale gleichstellungsspezifische Normen und ihre Umsetzung in Transformationsgesellschaften : Kroatien und Bosnien und Herzegowina
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Famil/400

Monetary, financial institutions

Schellinger, Alexander,
Die Zukunft der Eurozone : wie wir den Euro retten und Europa zusammenhalten
Bielefeld : transcript, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Finanz/207

Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Europa spart sich kaputt : warum die Krisenpolitik gescheitert ist und der Euro einen Neustart braucht
München : Siedler, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Finanz/208

International relations

Forsberg, Tuomas
European Union and Russia
Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/612

Gstöhl, Sieglinde
The European neighbourhood policy in a comparative perspective : models, challenges, lessons
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/611

Liikanen, Ilkka
The EU's eastern neighbourhood : migration, borders and regional stability
London and New York : Routledge, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/610

Rixen, Thomas
Historical institutionalism and international relations : explaining institutional development in world politics
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Shelfmark: ALLG/Intbez/503

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Duyvendak, Jan Willem
The culturalization of citizenship : belonging and polarization in a globalizing world
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Shelfmark: NL/Nation/004

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Aalberg, Toril
Populist political communication in Europe
New York ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1166

Ashcroft, Michael A.
Well, you did ask : why the UK voted to leave the EU
London : Biteback Publishing, 2016
Shelfmark: GB/Polsoz/276

Chiocchetti, Paolo
Radical left party family in Western Europe 1989 -2015
London ; Routledge, 2017
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1167

Durach, Flavia
Public opinion towards the EU : triumphalism, euroscepticism or banal representations?
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/318

Hoffmann-Axthelm, Dieter
Lokaldemokratie und Europäisches Haus : Roadmap für eine geöffnete Republik
Bielefeld : transcript, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Polsoz/319

Lilleker, Darren G.
Political marketing and the 2015 UK general election
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Shelfmark: GB/Polsoz/279

Masket, Seth E.
The inevitable party : why attempts to kill the party system fail and how they weaken democracy
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
Shelfmark: USA/Polsoz/231

McTavish, Duncan
Politics in Scotland
London ; Routledge, 2016
Shelfmark: GB/Polsoz/278

Mudde, Cas
The populist radical right : a reader
London ; Routledge, 2017
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1168

Oliver, Craig
Unleashing demons : the inside story of Brexit
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2016
Shelfmark: GB/Polsoz/277

Perrineau, Pascal
The 2012 French election : how the electorate decided
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Shelfmark: F/Polsoz/206

Shoshan, Nitzan
The management of hate : nation, affect, and the governance of right-wing extremism in Germany
Princeton ; Princeton University Press, 2016
Shelfmark: D/Polsoz/346

Wendler, Frank
Debating Europe in National Parliaments : public justification and political polarization
London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1165

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Aspalter, Christian
Development and social policy : the win-win strategies of developmental social policy
London ; Routledge, 2017
Shelfmark: ASI/Sozsta/025

Crespy, Amandine
Welfare markets in Europe : the democratic challenge of European integration
[Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/1018

Götze, Ralf
Ende der Dualität? : Krankenversicherungsreformen in Deutschland und den Niederlanden
Frankfurt ; Campus Verlag, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/1016

Lain, David
Reconstructing retirement : work and welfare in the UK and USA
Bristol : Policy Press, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Sozsta/1019

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Elgie, Robert
Semi-presidentialism in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Shelfmark: ASI/Staat/035

Grzeszczak, Robert
Challenges of good governance in the European Union
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Staat/558

Concepts & theories of integration, federalism, special theories

Duttle, Thomas
Differentiated integration at the EU member state level : an empirical comparison of European integration theories
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2016
Shelfmark: E.A./Theorie/120

Vietta, Silvio
Die Weltgesellschaft : wie die abendländische Rationalität die Welt erobert und verändert hat
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2016
Shelfmark: THEO/Spez/140

Inequality, mobility, social stratification

Inchley, Jo
Growing up unequal : gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-being : health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) study : International Report from the 2013/2014 survey
Copenhagen : World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Unglei/170

Machin, Amanda
Understanding inequality : social costs and benefits
Wiesbaden : Springer VS, 2016
Shelfmark: ALLG/Unglei/176

Trade unions, employers' organisations, associations at EU level

Coxall, William Norman
Pressure groups in British politics
London ; Routledge, 2016
Shelfmark: GB/Verbän/046

Economic structure and -growth, entrepreneurs, internal market

Dallago, Bruno
Transformation and crisis in Central and Eastern Europe : challenges and prospects
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Shelfmark: E.K./Wirt/420


Crossley, Nick
Social network analysis for ego-nets
Los Angeles ; SAGE, 2015
Shelfmark: MET/Design/235

Efron, Bradley
Computer age statistical inference : algorithms, evidence, and data science
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Shelfmark: MET/Analys/191

Voinea, Camelia Florela
Political attitudes : computational and simulation modelling
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016
Shelfmark: MET/Design/236

Working Papers

Baumann, Markus
Where is my party : introducing new data sets on ideological cohesion and ambiguity of party positions in media coverage
Mannheim : Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, 2016
Shelfmark: WP/D/MZES/ArbPap/167

Leszczensky, Lars
Collecting network panel data in schools : practical guidance based on the experiences of three German research projects
Mannheim : Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, 2016
Shelfmark: WP/D/MZES/ArbPap/166



New Acquisitions archive