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.
  • ENTRANCES (Energy Transitions from Coal and Carbon: Effects on  Societies). External funding: EU Horizon 2020. Duration: 2020-2022

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; Treasurer of the Section Urban and Regional Sociology, DGS.

Five Most-Recent Publications

Vatter, Anne K., & Bartl, Walter (2021). Justifying Physical Activity (Dis-)Engagements: Fitness Centres and the Latent Expectations of (Former) Members. Historical Social Research, 46(1; Special Issue: Conventions, Health and Society), 181-205. doi:10.12759/hsr.46.2021.1.181-205   

Bartl, Walter (2021). Institutionalization of a Formalized Intergovernmental Transfer Scheme for Asylum Seekers in Germany: The Königstein Key as an Indicator of Federal Justice. Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(3), 2613–2654. doi:10.1093/jrs/fez081   

Bartl, Walter, & Papilloud, Christian (2020). Measuring “equivalent living conditions”? The use of indicators in German federal spatial planning. Statistical Journal of the IAOS, 36(4), 375–399. doi:10.3233/SJI-200647   

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.


SO3: The Formation of World Society

Consultation hours: Wednesday 10-11:30 am; please book a slot in StudIP.


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).