Welcome to the internet presence of the sociology team focussing on social analysis and social change at Helmut Schmidt University! In the focus of our research and teaching activities are dynamics of conflict, violence and globalisation. We look at empirical processes as well as at theoretical and methodological questions. Of particular interest in our work is the expansion of the spatial and temporal horizon of sociological analysis. We supplement the focus on problems of (West-)European societies, which dominates the discipline to this day, with empirical research on/in other places of the world. We are also particularly attentive to the historical dimension of present societal conditions. Current team members are: Dr. Leslie Gauditz, Tobias Hauffe (Dipl.-Soz), Prof. Teresa Koloma Beck and Katharina Wuropulos (MA).