Armin von Bogdandy

  • Structural change in public law
  • Emergence and democratisation of European society
  • Lecture

Many observers criticize the development that public law has taken in Europe since the end of the Second World War as an alienating juridification. In his new book, Armin von Bogdandy argues for a different reading of this process, namely as a structural change towards a European democratic society. This narrative allows a reassessment of important events, judgments, concepts as well as current challenges.

Bogdandy also shows how the approach of transformative constitutionalism, which originated in the Global South, offers a way to counter both authoritarian and hegemonic tendencies in European society and to strengthen its democratic constitutionality.

Armin von Bogdandy is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. He has been awarded the Leibniz Prize, the Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for outstanding scientific achievements, the Premio Internacional “Hector Fix Zamudio” and the Judicial Chamber of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. His special field is the general in public law. He is particularly interested in its structural change: theoretical, dogmatic, practical.

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