WZB - Berlin Social Science Center

Today, Ralf Dahrendorf’s critical observations are needed more than ever. His thoughts and analyses concerning the development of the European Union and the role of the nation state continue to be relevant. 

The WZB is hosting the Dahrendorf Conference 2019 on “Democracy and Civil Society in Europe” on December 4. and 5. in remembrance of Lord Ralf Dahrendorf. In five panels on key issues, participants will revisit Ralf Dahrendorf’s work .

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A new study conducted by Daniel Tetlow, Oxford in Berlin and Daniel Auer, research fellow at the WZB has found that the number of British people  leaving for continental EU countries is at a ten-year high.

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A new research project investigates the consequences of technological change for society, focusing on the issue of inequality. An interview mit Martin Ehlert,  one of the project heads of TECHNEQUALITY at the WZB.

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People at a crossroad
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The annual report offers insights into our current research and institutional developments. It includes essays on democracy, labor, digitalization, migration, nudging, behavior, and education.

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The WZB Berlin Social Science Center investigates fundamental societal issues. Our focus is on education and work, markets and choice, migration, democracy and autocracy, international politics and law. At the WZB researchers from various disciplines work together – mainly from sociology, political science, economics, law and psychology.