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ECSR Graduate School & ECSR-Workshops 1999

European Consortium for Sociological Research

Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische

ECSR Graduate School 1999

ECSR-Workshops 1999

September 30th - October 6th

October 7th – 8th

at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)

The ECSR Graduate School is a graduate level training programme for social scientists offered by the European Consortium for Sociological Research.

The primary target group for the courses are PhD students working in various fields of sociological research. Topics covered will vary, but the major focus is on theoretical and methodological problems of comparative research.

The ECSR Workshops provide a forum particularly for young researchers to present their work and facilitate co-operation among them. Each Workshop focuses on a specific topic out of the agenda of comparative social research and comprises several sessions.

Workshops consist of a working group led by noted professors or experienced researchers. They will attempt to build up a network of continued co-operation among the Workshop participants.


Plenary lectures:





  • Prof. Jutta Allmendinger und Stefan Fuchs:
    No U-Turn? The International Integration of Women into the Educational System and into Scientific Labour Markets

Prof. Walter Müller

  • Prof. Marlis Buchmann
    The Interplay between the Private and the Public Self: Images of the Self over the last 20th Century in Switzerland


Groups on the following topics are chaired by:

  • Prof. Hans-Peter Blossfeld
    Event History Modelling in Comparative Research
  • Prof. Richard Breen
    Rational Choice in Comparative Research
  • Prof. Frank Furstenberg
    Family Change and the Welfare of Children in Comparative Perspective
  • John H. Goldthorpe
    Methodological Issues in Comparative
  • Prof. Charles Ragin
    Alternative Strategies of Comparative Research
  • Dr. Thomas Bahle and Astrid Pfenning
    Family Policy in Europe
  • Dr. Sonja Drobnic and Dr. Karin Kurz
    Work/Family in Comparative Perspective
  • Prof. Anthony Heath and Prof. Nan Dirk de Graaf
    Comparative Political Sociology
  • Prof. Karl-Ulrich Mayer
    Comparative Life Course Analysis
  • Dr. Paul Nieuwbeerta
    Causes and Consequences of Socio-Economic and Political Attitudes in Eastern and Western Europe
  • Prof. Bernd Wegener
    Comparative Empirical Research on Social Justice

Participants of the ECSR Graduate School have the opportunity to join the ECSR-Workshops which will take place immediately following the Graduate School.

For further information please refer to our website:
or contact MZES: