Frankfurt Institute for Transformation Studies (Frankfurter Institut für Transformationsstudien, FIT)
|Institution||Frankfurt Institute for Transformation Studies|
|Themes||post-socialist social systems|
|Orientation||theoretical and empirical basic research on social transformation|
The FIT is a part of the Viadrina European University in Frankfurt/Oder. Here, experts in economics, social sciences and law as well as historians deal with the process of social change in Europe's post-socialist states, and situate it in trans-disciplinary contexts. The institute investigates both processes of democratisation at national level as well as the reconfiguration of political dominance in trans-national domains such as the European Union. Currently, particular emphasis is being placed on investigating the simultaneity of processes of integration and disintegration.