Cooperation with the Institute for European Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
This special research cooperation programme will be completed by the end of 2007. The European Union was explored as a potential model for the process of political and economic integration. Research concentrated on issues such as state building, multi-level governance, the transformation of welfare systems, and different aspects of foreign affairs. Eight Chinese guest researchers stayed at the MZES for 1 to 9 months and worked on related topics under the supervision of the German project participant. Furthermore, several conferences and a graduate course were organized in China with the active involvement of German researchers.