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CSS Working Paper Series launched

12. Februar 2020 - 0:00

The Center for Sustainable Society Research launches the CSS Working Paper Series!

The CSS Working Paper Series welcomes papers on all aspects connected with the research focus of the center and gives authors a chance to increase the circulation, visibility, and impact of their research. The Working Paper Series presents results from ongoing and cutting-edge research at the CSS and partner institutions. The topics and key aspects of the Working Papers reflect the various disciplines involved in the CSS. Some of the Working Papers will be published in a scientific journal at a later date or serve to publish (preliminary) results quickly and up-to-date. Submissions of replication studies are also appreciated.  

The Working Paper Series welcomes submissions from CSS members, visiting researchers at the CSS and other academic staff at Universität Hamburg working on topics relevant to the research of the CSS.

All submitted manuscripts will be subject to review by the editorial board and will be peer reviewed by at least one CSS member / member of Universität Hamburg and one external reviewer.

You can find the Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines here >

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Stimulating discussion and input at the CSS opening event

29. Januar 2020 - 0:00

On Tuesday, 28th Januar 2020,  the Center for Sustainable Society celebrated it's opening with many guests and members.

After opening speeches of CSS' executive director Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut and the dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Löschper, Dr. Christophe Bonneuil, historian at CNRS, Paris gave an inspiring talk about the concept of "Ecosocialities".

Subsequently, the audience could follow the exciting panel discussion on the question whether a social transformation towards a sustainable society must be accomplished "with or against the market". Discussants were journalist Mark Schieritz from Die ZEIT, Dr. Anke Butscher from "Economy for the Common Good", Prof. Dr. Andreas Barckow, economist and president of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (ASCG), Dr. Hans-Jürgen Urban, executive director of trade union IG Metall and Prof. Dr. Anita Engels, professor for Sociology, especially globalisation, environment and society at Universität Hamburg.

After the intellectual input, the guests and CSS members continued to share their ideas whilst enjoying drinks and live music by the Duo Abfratz Hasenzieher.

Photo: CSS/Ben Hamda

CSS Member Prof. Dr. Anita Engels in Climate Dialogue with Federal President

20. Januar 2020 - 0:00

On Thursday, 16th Januar 2020, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with representatives of Scientists for Future, Fridays for Future, and the research and political communities including CSS Member Prof. Dr. Anita Engels at Bellevue Palace.

In the course of the conversation, the President and his guests especially discussed how the dialogue between the environmental movement, research and political communities can effectively move forward.

Climate change and climate protection represent massive challenges for democracy: answers to questions with major ramifications – and concerning not only environmental policy, but also social and economic aspects – have to quickly be found. Accordingly, the conversation addressed how the dialogue between representatives of diverse positions can successfully proceed, and how the public’s faith in democratic processes can be preserved.

(Repost from CEN Newsroom)

Photo: Bundesregierung/Jesco Denzel

CGG members interviewed in „The 100 Big Questions of Life“ series in Hamburger Abendblatt

30. Dezember 2019 - 0:00

In the interview series "The 100 Big Questions of Life" in the Hamburger Abendblatt, experts from the Universität Hamburg answer important questions about life on a weekly basis.

Many CGG members are being interviewed for the exciting and highly visible series. Below, you can find links to the shortened versions of the interviews given by CGG members (in italics). The interviews are only available in German and the longer versions of the interviews are available at the Homepage of Hamburger Abendblatt behind a paywall.

Question 95 Are there universal values?

Prof. Dr. Christine Straehle und Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter

30 December 2019

Question 86 Are we getting more and more mobile?

Prof. Dr. Katharina Manderscheid and Dr. habil. Christoph Haferburg

26 October 2019

Question 82 Is our democracy in danger?

Prof. Tilman Grammes and Prof. Kai-Uwe Schnapp

01 October 2019

Question 81 A tidy house, a tidy mind?

Dr. Lisa Knoll and Dr. Stefanie Mallon

17 September 2019

Question 79 Why do we feel envy?

Prof. Dr. Christine Büchner and Prof. Dr. Sighard Neckel

2 September 2019

Question 73 What are equal opportunities today?

Dr. Elisabeth Bublitz and Dr. Thomas Trautmann

29 July 2019

Question 69 How important is family today?

Dr. Christian Strümpell and Dr. Thordis Reimer

1 July 2019

Question 64 Will there ever be a world government?

Prof. Antje Wiener and Prof. Markus Kotzur

27 May 2019

Question 54 What do we need property for?

Dr. Sighard Neckel and Dr. Jochen Bung

18 March 2019

Question 49 How important is knowledge?

Prof. Dr. Knut Schwippert and Prof. Dr. Simone Rödder

11 February 2019

Question 40 How do we want to live?

Dr. Michael A. Waibel and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kley

10 December 2018

Question 38 Are there still taboos today?

Prof. Dr. Frank Adloff and Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr

26 November 2018

Question 37 Can we control the climate?

Prof. Dr. Grischa Perino and Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer

19 November 2018

Question 28 After Chemnitz: Where does hatred come from?

Prof. Dr. Susanne Krasmann and Dr. habil. Martin Kahl

10 September 2018

Question 27 Why cash is so important for Germans

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beyer and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drobetz

03 September 2018

Question 26 Should I get married?

Prof. Dr. Miriam Beblo and Dr. Astrid Wonneberger

27 August 2018

Question 25 How can I make the world a better place?

Prof. Dr. Timo Busch and Prof. Dr. Martina Neuburger

21 August 2018

Question 23 What fascinates us about evil?

Prof. Dr. Christine Hentschel and Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kesper-Biermann

06 August 2018

Question 22 How much information do we need?

Prof. Dr. Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw and Prof. Dr. André Zimpel

30 July 2018

Question 20 Can you eat meat with a clear conscience?

Prof. Dr. Anita Engels and Prof. Dr. Anke Strüver

16 July 2018

Question 18 What's really true?

Prof. Dr. Michael Brüggemann and Dr. Alexander Dinges

02 July 2018

Question 13 When is the right time to have a child?

Prof. Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Prof. Dr. Barbara Schmalfeldt

28 May 2018

Question 9 How just is the law?

Prof. Dr. Florian Jeßberger and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Merkel

21 April 2018

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut appointed as Executive Director of CSS

10. Dezember 2019 - 0:00

Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut has been appointed as Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Society Research (CSS) by the office of the dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

You can contact Prof. Aykut via

Photo: UHH/Ohme

Veranstaltung: Neueröffnung des Center for Sustainable Society Research (CSS)

2. Dezember 2019 - 0:00

Das Center for Sustainable Society Research – hervorgegangen aus dem Centre for Globalisation and Governance (CGG) – feiert seine Eröffnung und lädt herzlich ein zu Vortrag und Diskussion sowie im Anschluss zu Empfang mit musikalischer Begleitung durch das Duo Abfratz Hasenzieher!


Keynote Vortrag
Christophe Bonneuil (CNRS, Paris)
„Ecosocialities: Social Sciences in the Anthropocene“

„It‘s the economy, stupid! Transformation mit oder gegen den Markt“

Prof. Dr. Andreas Barckow (Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee)
Dr. Anke Butscher (Beraterin bei der Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie)
Prof. Dr. Anita Engels (Soziologieprofessorin Universität Hamburg)
Mark Schieritz (Journalist bei Die Zeit)
Dr. Hans-Jürgen Urban (geschäftsführendes Vorstandsmitglied IG Metall)

Das Plakat zur Veranstaltung ist hier verfügbar.

Datum: 28.01.2020
Uhrzeit: 16:00 bis 19:00 Uhr
Veranstaltungsort: Von-Melle-Park 9, 20146 Hamburg, Hörsaal H

Photo: CGG

Members of the CGG / CSS elect new board of directors

13. November 2019 - 0:00

Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lopatta and Prof. Dr. Frank Adloff have been elected as the new board of directors by the members of the research center, which will shortly be known as Center for Sustainable Society Research.

After the former members of the board of directors, Prof. Dr. Anita Engels and Prof. Dr. Anke Gerber, had given their account of their activities over the past year, the Center's members expressed their gratitude for the many years of responsible leadership and tireless advancement of the further development of both the contents and the organisational management of the research center.

Further information on the renaming and structural and content-related changes of the research center will follow shortly.

Photo: UHH

Great success! DFG Research Training Group "Collective Decisions" approved for funding by DFG

11. November 2019 - 0:00

The DFG has announced their approval of the Research Training Group (RTG) "Collective Decisions" under the leadership of CGG member and former member of CGG Board of Directors Prof. Dr. Anke Geber!

The interdisciplinary research program of the Research Training Group “Collective Decisions” focuses on various decision-making processes such as voting and deliberation (seeking consensus), political competition, and questions of responsibility for collective decision-making. Against the current backdrop of challenges or even threats to democratic structures and established alliances in many countries (see, for example, Brexit), this issues could not be more pressing. Research incorporates theories and methods from 3 main areas: political science, economics, and philosophy. Prof. Dr. Anke Gerber from the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences is the RTG’s spokesperson. Futher CGG members involved as participating researchers are Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange, Prof. Dr. Peter Niesen and Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schnapp

Research Training Groups are established by universities to promote early career researchers. They are funded by the DFG for a period of up to nine years. Their key emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and a structured training strategy.

Further Information can be found on the Website of Universität Hamburg here.

Photo: DFG