Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Dr. Walter Bartl

phone: 0049 345 5524258

room E.48.0
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26a
06108 Halle

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Dr. Walter Bartl

Short CV

  • 1999 - 2005 studied sociology and political science at the University of Potsdam and Lancaster University
  • 2005 Diploma in Sociology from the University of Potsdam (Master equivalent)
  • 2010 Doctorate (PhD) from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Since 2005, research associate at the Institute of Sociology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Research Projects

  • Demographic Change and the Public Sector Labour Market. Subproject B8 in the Collaborative Research Centre 580 “Social Developments after the Structural Change”. External funding: DFG. Duration 2006 – 2008.
  • Sociology in School. External funding: Robert Bosch Foundation, Denkwerk program. Duration: 2007 - 2008.
  • Freshmen Survey, Higher Education Pact 2020. External funding: University of Halle, Prorectorate for Studies and Teaching. Duration: 2009.
  • Correspondence Circle for Sociology. External funding: State of Saxony-Anhalt. Duration: 2010 – 2012.
  • Managed Change of Educational Systems in Shrinking Regions. External funding: State of Saxony-Anhalt. Duration: 2010 - 2013.
  • Reflexivity and University Selection: A Validity Test of the ICONI-Scale. External funding: University of Halle. Duration: 2017.

Academic roles

Reviewer: Theory & Society, Cambridge University Press, SAGE Open, Moravian Geographical Reports, Urban Research and Practice, Qualitative Social Research (FQS), RaumPlanung, Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Committees: Vice president of RC41, Sociology of Population, ISA

Five Most-Recent Publications

Bartl, Walter; Papilloud, Christian (2020): Measuring “equivalent living conditions”? The use of indicators in German federal spatial planning. In: Statistical Journal of the IAOS, Preprint, 1–25. DOI: 10.3233/SJI-200647.

Bartl, Walter (2019): Institutionalization of a Formalized Intergovernmental Transfer Scheme for Asylum Seekers in Germany. The Königstein Key as an Indicator of Federal Justice. In: Journal of Refugee Studies 32, 1-42. DOI: 10.1093/jrs/fez081.

Bartl, Walter; Papilloud, Christian; Terracher-Lipinski, Audrey (Hg.) (2019): Governing by Numbers. Key Indicators and the Politics of Expectations. (Historical social research, special issue, 44.2).

Anson, Jon; Bartl, Walter; Kulczycki, Andrzej (Hg.) (2019): Studies in the Sociology of Population. International Perspectives. Cham: Springer.

Bartl, Walter (2017): Boundary Objects zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik. Schlüsselindikatoren intergouvernementaler Transfermodelle in der europäischen Asylpolitik. In: Stephan Lessenich (Hg.): Geschlossene Gesellschaften. 38. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie,   


SO1: Einführung in die Sozialstrukturanalyse (Übung)

SO3: The Formation of World Society

Consultation hours: Wednesday 10-11:30 am; please get in touch per e-mail first.


Bartl, Walter (2020): "Quantification is not only a way to describe the world but also a tool of power able to transform it!   " Interview with Emmanuel Didier (Hypotheses).