Welcome to the Hamburg Institute for Social Research!
Founded in 1984, we are an independent and privately funded research institution in which social scientists from different disciplines work on politically and historically relevant topics. From the very beginning the research focus of the institute was on phenomena of macro-violence, the theoretically ambitious publications by members of the institute were well received and widely acknowledged. Although the topic of violence will remain on the research agenda of the HIS, new themes will also take center stage such as the problems of democracy and statehood or the structural features of contemporary capitalism - all to be dealt with in a comparative perspective whenever that is possible.
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