Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
15.03. - 25.03.2020

Spring School 'Turbulence and Power Shifts in Politics', München

Ort: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Beginn: 9 Uhr

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The Political Science department of the LMU Munich will host the Spring School on ‘Turbulence and Power Shifts in Politics’ in March 2020. We would be very grateful if you could promote the Spring School among your students.



It has become common ground that we are currently living in a time of epochal change. Politics has become more unstable, unforeseeable and erratic in national, European and international contexts. In a nutshell, politics has become turbulent.

The Spring School addresses today's turbulent times and power shifts asking what turbulence is, what drives it and how national, European and international politics react to it. Sessions will be held by established scholars who analyse turbulent politics and power shifts from the perspective of history, international relations, comparative political science, communication science and sociology.

  • Turbulence in national contexts (rise of populism; migration and party competition; institutions and networks in autocracies).
  • Turbulence in the European context (Brexit; Eurozone and migration crises; constitutional (dis-)equilibrium).
  • Turbulence in the international context (emerging powers Brazil, India, China; power shifts in the United Nations).


Target group

The Spring School is open for applications by B.A. and M.A. students. We expect a social science background or related disciplines law or history etc. Participants may be awarded with 3 ECTS if they fulfil the program requirements of steady attendance and active participation.



We invite students to apply at any time (rolling admission). The number of available places is strictly limited. Early registration is therefore strongly encouraged. The online application is running since November 1, 2019. For further information and to register yourself, please see the program website:


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Munich in March 2020!


Kind regards,
Stefan Jagdhuber


Stefan Jagdhuber