Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, insb. Kirchenrecht und Staatskirchenrecht

Seminar in winter semester 2021/22 - Representative democracy in crisis?

In numerous publications, especially from political science, a crisis of representative democracy is diagnosed. The seminar will explore these diagnoses of crisis. To this end, we want to deal with the history of parliamentary representation and its crises, contemporary questions, approaches to solutions and proposed alternatives. Comparative analyses will also be used. In addition, we will take a sideways look at questions of representation in functional self-administration and in canon law.
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Colloquium on new books and essays in the summer semester 2021

In the summer semester of 2021, Prof. Dr Heinig, Prof. Dr Schorkopf, Prof. Dr Meinel will again offer a colloquium on new books and essays. Readings and discussions will include the essay by Alexander Bogner, Die Epistemisierung des Politischen (The Epistemisation of the Political), a section of Hannah Arendt's classic, Elemente und Ursprünge totaler Herrschaft (Elements and Origins of Total Rule), and an essay hot off the press from Göttingen, Das BVerfG in der Ära der Großen Koalition (The Federal Constitutional Court in the Era of the Grand Coalition).
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Prof. Dr Heinig at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Prof. Dr Hans Michael Heinig is a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (https://www.wiko-berlin.de) in the winter semester 2020/21 and the summer semester 2021. He is pursuing a research project there on the history of science of religious law (https://www.wiko-berlin.de/fellows/akademisches-jahr/2020/heinig-hans-michael). His chair is represented by Dr Benjamin Rusteberg.