Close this search box.

Subject Information

Political Sciences



Philipp Kampa

This link leads to a list of all the subjects this person oversees.


Here you find the contact information of the above-mentioned person.

Finding and Using

Access to electronic resources, which are now of central importance to the subject and are thus highly represented in the holdings of the library, is provided to university members via the university wifi and via VPN. The corresponding titles are researchable in the library’s discovery system. Printed works relating to political sciences are primarily located in the Branch Library Steintor-Campus. Overlaps, for example regarding the area of didactics, happen to be with the Branch Library Franckeplatz. Accordingly, many relevant professional books can also be found there.

Consultation and Training Services

In addition to the classic semester kick-off trainings, courses on subject databases, on (systematic) research and on Open Science topics are on offer. Specialised training courses within the framework of lectures or for individual work areas/groups are available per request. Consultation appointments on topics such as research, open science, research data management and other research and subject information issues can be arranged by reaching out to the contact given above.

Collection of Subject-Relevant Links

Specialised Information Service

Pollux, the specialised information service for political sciences, is the central point of contact for overarching questions regarding the supply of subject information. The pages of this service also offer information regarding Open Science and research data.


The GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences represents another substantial instance of the infrastructure.


Informations regarding the specific scientific journals are provided by the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


Information about subject-specific databases are offered fro example by the Database Information System (DBIS).

History and Profiling of the Subject

The subject of political sciences at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg focuses on political theory and the history of ideas as well as on international relations and European politics, government and policy research as well as systems analysis and comparative politics. In addition, the Institute plays home to the professorship for Didactics of Social Studies and Political Education as well as the research area Methods of Political Science. In Halle, political sciences can be studied both as undergraduate and graduate programmes as well as in the scope of a teacher training programme.