Prof. emer. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Renate Mayntz

Prof. emer. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Renate Mayntz

Emeritus Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG)

Research Interests

  • Theories of society/social systems
  • Political institutions, policy development and implementation
  • Development of science and of technology, relationship between science and politics
  • Transnational structures and "global" governance

Current Work

  • Types of theoretical statements in the analysis of social macro-phenomena, concepts of social mechanisms
  • Interaction of internal (push) and external (pull) factors in the development of basic research
  • Institutionalization of political counselling
  • Legal and criminal transnational structures, international organizations and "global governance"
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