European University Institute

Florence, Italy

Partner 4 (EUI)

The European University Institute was created in 1972 by the member states of the founding European Communities. Its main objective is to provide advanced academic training to PhD students and to promote research at the highest level. It is a major doctoral and postdoctoral academic institution and carries out research in a European perspective in history, law, economics, political and social science. The EUI is a community of around 600 researchers, 80 fellows and visitors and 50 professors, and hosts a number of projects under the Sixth Framework Programme. 


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Prof. Christian Joerges

Christian Joerges is Research Professor at the Collaborative Research Center 'Transformations of the State' and the Centre for European Law and Politics (ZERP) at the University of Bremen. He was professor of European Economic Law at the EUI from 1998 to 2008. Read his full profile here.

 

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Prof. Neil Walker 

Neil Walker is Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh. He was Professor of European Law at the EUI from 2000 to 2008. His research fields cover national and transnational constitutional law and theory, and he is author/editor of 10 books and almost 100 articles and book contributions.  His recent work has concentrated on the constitutionalisation of the EU and of other post-state polities, as well as on the significance of security questions in the development of national and postnational legal and political communities.

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Dr. Poul F. Kjaer

Poul F. Kjaer has a PhD in Law from the EUI and was recruited as Research Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’ (subproject Transnational Law) at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main in September 2008. He has studied and researched in sociology, law and political science at various European universities. Prior to entering into academia he worked in the field of European Public Affairs in Brussels. His research is focusing on the turn to governance at the European and global level.

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Dr. Claire Methven O'Brien

Claire O’Brien was PhD researcher in law at the EUI from 2004 to 2009. She is Human Rights Adviser at the Human Rights and Business Project at the Danish Institute for Human Rights in Copenhagen. O'Brien has been a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Centre for the Study of Human Rights and is a Barrister of the Middle Temple, London. She has authored reports on issues in international human rights law and institutions, including for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, national NGOs and government departments. Her research addresses human rights regulation in the transnational private sector.

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Maria Weimer

Maria Weimer is PhD researcher in law at the EUI. She has studied law at the University of Hamburg and at the Université d’Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence. She has worked as research assistant with Prof. Hoffmann-Riem, chair for public law and state theory at the University of Hamburg and has carried out research in the field of public and administrative law. Her current PhD project at the EUI deals with questions of administrative legitimacy and governance in the area of European regulation of genetically modified food.

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Neyer

Jürgen Neyer is professor of European politics at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). He holds a PhD in Social Science from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and has been visiting lecturer and substitute professor at several universities in Germany and the USA. He shares a decade of common research and scientific cooperation with Christian Joerges. The concept of ‘deliberative supranationalism’ is a product of a research collaboration undertaken jointly at the Centre for European Law and Policy in Bremen and the European University Institute. Prof. Neyer has undertaken extensive research on European and international governance with a focus on economic issues.

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Ulrike Ehling

Ulrike Ehling is research associate at the Department for the Institutional Order of the European Union at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). Previously, she has been a research fellow at the Collaborative Research Center Transformations of the State at the University of Bremen. Her PhD project in political science focuses on legitimate forms of governance beyond the nation-state as well as on new forms of civil society participation in international politics. In particular she examines the WTO’s interaction with other regulatory regimes and civil society organisations in the area of food safety.

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Thorsten Hüller

Thorsten Hüller is post-doc researcher at Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He has been research fellow at the University of Bremen and at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He holds a doctorate in Political Science from University of Bremen, with a thesis on deliberative democracy – comparing and assessing different normative conceptions and institutional forms. His current research focuses on the intermediate role of civil society in the EU.

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