The Frankfurt Institute for Transformation Studies (FIT) is conducting basic research in the field of transformations of national and international political structures. Combining approaches from law as well as cultural, social and economic sciences, research activities have an interdisciplinary methodological background. Research is centred both on democratization processes within the nation state and the reconfiguration of political governance beyond national borders as i.e. within the European Union. For the period 2009 - 2011, a special focus is set on the concomitance of integration and disintegration.
Part of the institute are two Graduate Schools dealing with
Civil Society and External Democratization in Postsocialist Europe (Summary available only in German. Please contact Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt for further details: email@example.com).
For further information please contact:
Chair in Political Science, especially the Institutional Order of the European Union
Phone: +49 (0) 335 5534 -2820/ -2821
Phone: +49 (0) 335 5534 2861
Fax: +49 (0) 335 5534 2826