Dr. Tereza Novotna, Free University Berlin
Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Dr. Heike Hermanns
Westhauser Str 86
Prof. Marceli Burdelski, Polish Political Science Association
Gdansk, Pomeranian 80-255
Recognised as study group in 1996; granted research committee status in 1999.
Analyses national divisions and unification processes, an increasingly inseparable aspect of world politics as we understand it with a view to enhancing our understanding of the political dynamics of divided nations; exploring the ways and means of fostering system integration of divided nations; enriching our understanding of unification process from a comparative perspective; recasting the political reality of divided nations into a larger picture of national (or ethnic) integration and disintegration and to look into theoretical, empirical, and policy implications; and providing open fora for mutual interaction and communication among scholars of divided nations, as well as to serve as an effective vehicle to form a viable epistemic community.