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Research areas


  • German and European public law
  • Multi-level law and politics
  • Human Rights
  • Justice and Home Affairs (law and policy; police law)
  • Data protection/privacy (law and policy)
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Public administration: reform and accountability
  • Financial accountability and audit institutions





Research projects (selection)

Multi-level law, multi-level politics and multi-level public adminstrations

Duration: 2010-

This research project is looking at the interrelationship between multi-level law, multi-level politics and multi-level public administrations.

Results of a number of case studies on different issues have already been published.

A book evaluating the results of these case studies is forthcoming.


Accountability of Public Administrations/Police Accountability

Duration 2011-

The research project is investigating into different aspects of accountability of public administrations in a transdisciplinary legal, administrative and political science perspective. The international comparison of police complaint mechanisms is a core element of this research.

Some results have already been published.


Police Cooperation in the European Union under the Treaty of Lisbon - Opportunities and Limitations

Duration: 2012-2014

Conference and edited volume, funded by the European Commission (via the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration e.V.) and by the Groupe Européen de Recherche sur les Normativités.

The conference was held on 21 and 22 February 2013 at the BSEL campus Lichtenberg:
The book is forthcoming: Nomos-Verlag (Schriftenreihe des Arbeitskreises Europäische Integation e.V.)