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 - April 2015

Reference books

Heijden, Hein-Anton van der
Handbook of political citizenship and social movements : ¤hed. by Hein-Anton van der Heijden
Cheltenham [u.a.]: Elgar, 2014. - XII, 697 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Info/Handb/105
Kuhlmann, Ellen
The Palgrave international handbook of healthcare policy and governance
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XX, 696 S. : graph.Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Info/Handb/104
Vertovec, Steven
Routledge international handbook of diversity studies
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2015. - XVIII, 404 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Info/Handb/106

EU Integration

Bauman, Zygmunt
Europa : ein unvollendetes Abenteuer
Hamburg: CEP Europäische Verlagsanstalt, 2015. - 212 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/577
Stratenschulte, Eckart D.
Heilsame Vielfalt? : Formen differenzierter Integration in Europa
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014. - 314 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Allg/578

General, social, economic history

Daskalov, Rumen Dončev
Shared pasts, disputed legacies : Entangled histories of the Balkans
Leiden [u.a.]Leiden [u.a.]: BrillBrill, 2015. - IX, 488 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Allg/286=3

Population, migration, urbanism, social geography

Fibbi, Rosita; International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion
The new second generation in Switzerland : youth of Turkish and former Yugoslav descent in Zurich and Basel
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Pr, 2015. - 305 S.
Shelfmark: CH/Bevgeo/025

Matthijs, Koenraad
Population change in Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa : beyond the demographic divide
London: Ashgate, 2015. - XIX, 310 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Bevgo/515

Education, science, research

Barz, Heiner; Universität Düsseldorf / Institut für Sozialwissenschaften / Abteilung für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsmanagement
Große Vielfalt, weniger Chancen : eine Studie über die Bildungserfahrungen und Bildungsziele von Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund in Deutschland ; Ergebnisse des Forschungsprojekts "Bildung, Milieu & Migration" der Abteilung für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsmanagement an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Essen: Stiftung Mercator, 2015. - 95 S. : zahlr. Ill., graph. Darst
Shelfmark: D/Bild/228

Labour market, classes, professions, status groups

Michel, Hélène
Représenter le patronat européen : formes d'organisation patronale et modes d'action européenne
Bruxelles ; Bern ; Berlin ; Frankfurt am Main ; Wien [u.a.]: Lang, 2013. - 271 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Erwkla/512
Pryce, Vicky
Why women need quotas
London: Biteback Publishing, 2015. - V, 150 S.
Shelfmark: GB/Erwkla/079
Waas, Bernd
The right to strike : a comparative view
Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law Internat., 2014. - XLVIII, 621 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Erwkla/513

Family, household, kinship,

Rajkai, Zsombor
Family and social change in socialist and post-socialist societies : change and continuity in Eastern Europe and East Asia
Leiden [u.a.]: Brill, 2015. - XX, 423 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Famil/386
Skott-Myhre, Hans Arthur
Troubling multiculturalism
London [u.a.]: Routledge, 2014. - VIII, 185 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Famil/171

International relations

Jonas, Alexandra
Das Governance-System der GSVP : die Rolle des EU-Satellitenzentrums und der Europäischen Verteidigungsagentur
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 312 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/593
Neuss, Beate
The Southern mediterranean : challenges to the European foreign and security policy
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 283 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/592
Winand, Pascaline
The external relations of the European Union : historical and contemporary perspectives
Brüssel: Lang, 2015. - 402 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Intbez/591

Nationalism, minorities, regionalism

Mandel, Ruth Ellen
Cosmopolitan anxieties : Turkish challenges to citizenship and belonging in Germany
Durham, NC [u.a.]: Duke Univ. Press, 2008. - XXIV, 413 S. : Ill.
Shelfmark: D/Nation/047

Political parties, elections, participation, elites, public opinion

Chabal, Emile
A divided republic : nation, state and citizenship in contemporary France
Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. - XII, 301 S.
Shelfmark: F/Polsoz/203
Gallego, Aina
Unequal political participation worldwide
New York [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015. - XVI, 235 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1119
Klandermans, Bert
Movements in times of democratic transition
Philadelphia [u.a.]: Temple Univ. Press, 2015. - VI, 381 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1120
Kyris, George
The Europeanisation of contested statehood : the EU in northern Cyprus
Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. - XIV, 154 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: CY/Polsoz/003
Lee, Caroline W.
Do-it-yourself democracy : the rise of the public engagement industry
Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. - VIII, 292 S.
Shelfmark: USA/Polsoz/226
Litsas, Spyridōn N.
The Eastern Mediterranean in transition : multipolarity, politics and power
Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate, 2015. - XVIII, 259 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1121
Lutz, Barend; Du Toit, Pierre van der P.
Defining democracy in a digital age : political support on social media
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. - XII, 138 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: THEO/Polsoz/188
Pancer, S. Mark.
The psychology of citizenship and civic engagement
Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. - X, 211 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Polsoz/322
Proksch, Sven-Oliver; Slapin, Jonathan B.
The politics of parliamentary debate : parties, rebels and representation
Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ Press, 2015. - XV, 206 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1118
Widestrom, Amy
Displacing democracy : economic segregation in America
Philadelphia, Pa.: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. - VIII, 255 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
Shelfmark: USA/Polsoz/227
Abendschön, Simone
Growing into politics : contexts and timing of political socialisation
Colchester: ECPR Press, 2013. - X, 280 S. : graph. Darst., Ill.
Shelfmark: E.K./Polsoz/1122

Regional policy, integration of minorities

Recchi, Ettore
Mobile Europe : the theory and practice of free movement in the EU
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XIV, 208 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Region/286

Welfare state, social policy, public health

Anderson, Karen M.
Social policy in the European Union
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - XII, 252 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.A./Sozsta/477
Luzkow, Jack Lawrence
The great forgetting : the past, present and future of social democracy and the welfare state
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. - IX, 227 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Sozsta/230
Rowley, John C. R.
Well-being ranking : developments in applied community-level poverty research
Rugby: Practical Action Publishing, 2014. - 173 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Sozsta/231
Sicora, Alessandro; Pignatti, Andrea
Progettare sociale : progettazione e finanziamenti europei per i servizi sociali ed educativi ; programmazione comunitaria, 2014-2020
Santarcangelo di Romagna: Maggioli, 2015. - 270 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Sozsta/478
White, Sarah C.
Wellbeing and quality of life assessment : a practical guide
Rugby, Warwickshire: Practical Action Publishing, 2014. - XII, 195 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Sozsta/232

Constitution, european treaties, government, administration, law

Biehl, Heiko
Sicherheitspolitik und Streitkräfte im Urteil der Bürger : Theorien, Methoden, Befunde
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2015. - 350 S.
Shelfmark: D/Staat/197
Dupeyrix, Alexandre
European Constitutionalism : historical and contemporary perspectives
Bruxelles [u.a.]: Lang, 2014. - 166 S.
Shelfmark: E.A./Staat/545
Panizza, Francisco
Moments of truth : the politics of financial crises in comparative perspective
New York [u.a.]: Routledge, 2014. - XIX, 208 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/656
Raadschelders, Jos C. N.; Vigoda-Gadot, Eran; Kisner, Mirit
Global dimensions of public administration and governance : a comparative voyage
San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass Wiley, 2015. - xxiv, 552 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Staat/655
Steiner, Christian
Friedenskonsolidierung durch Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Bosnien und Herzegowina : Lehren aus einem Versuchslabor der Internationalen Gemeinschaft
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2015. - 557 S.
Shelfmark: BiH/Staat/014

Inequality, mobility, social stratification

Ansell, Ben W.; Samuels, David J.
Inequality and democratization : an elite-competition approach
New York, NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014. - XVII, 229 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: THEO/Unglei/075
Betti, Gianni
Unequal ageing in Europe : women's independence and pensions
New York, NY [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - X, 187 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: E.K./Unglei/162
Fourie, Carina
Social equality : on what it means to be equals
Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. - XIV, 242 S.
Shelfmark: THEO/Unglei/074
Gatskova, Kseniia
Income justice in Ukraine : a factorial survey study
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. - X, 187 S. : graph. Darst.
Shelfmark: UKR/Unglei/002

Trade unions, employers' organisations, associations at EU level

Davies, Thomas
NGOs : a new history of transnational civil society
London: Hurst, 2013. - IX, 301 S.
Shelfmark: ALLG/Verbän/048

Economic structure and -growth, entrepreneurs, internal market

Kristín Loftsdóttir
Crisis in the Nordic nations and beyond : at the intersection of environment, finance and multiculturalism
Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate, 2014. - X, 188 S.
Shelfmark: E.K./Wirt/419