The Chair for International Relations and Political Economy focuses on international politics. While we cover a wide range of international relations topics in our teaching activities, our research concentrates on questions related to international political economy and international cooperation. Research at the Chair examines distributional conflicts, political preferences, and policy and negotiation outcomes related to globalization, financial crises, European integration, and international cooperation. A big focus of current research are the backlash against globalization, and challenges to international cooperation. Much research is currently conducted in the project „The Mass Politics of Disintegration“ (funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant).