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At the Center for Politics and Law, we engage in an analysis of legal, institutional and social foundations of political orders. In our research and teaching, we scrutinize the mutually constituting processes of law, politics and society. The reciprocity of the power-shaping and -creating role of law on the one and the law-shaping and -creating role of political and social power on the other hand is a key component of political theories.

In our research, we focus on the legal, political and social constitution of modern orders and their critical examination. In addition to classical inquiries concerning the legal basis of politics (such as constitutional and state theory), we scrutinize the nexus of law-politics-order in modern societies from the perspective of social and political theory.