Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Partner 8 (JWGU)

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University is one of the major institutions of higher education in Germany. The Institute for Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences is one of the biggest and most influential political science institutes in Germany, with a number of cooperations to research and teaching institutions worldwide. It specializes in political theory and international relations and will also establish MA-programs in these fields. Through its connections to the Institute of Sociology, Philosophy and Department of Legal Sciences it stresses interdisciplinary work, and the close ties to the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and the Institute for Social Research very much add to that.


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Prof. Rainer Forst

Rainer Forst is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at JWGU. In 2005/06 he was the Theodor-Heuss-Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. He studied philosophy and political science at Frankfurt University, State University of New York and Harvard University, and holds a Dr. Phil. from JWGU. He has been a student of the prominent scholars Habermas and Rawls, and was a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Society in 2004. He has taught at the Free University of Berlin, the New School for Social Research, New York, and the universities of Frankfurt and Giessen. Prof. Forst’s main research areas are democratic theory, modern political theory, justice and toleration, and critical theory.

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Prof. Rainer Schmalz-Bruns

Rainer Schmalz-Bruns works in close cooperation with the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University on RECON. He is professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Hannover, and has been Institute Director and Professor at the Institute of Political Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. His main fields of research are the history of political ideas and modern political philosophy, constitutional and state theory. His current research focuses, among other themes, on democratic legitimacy in multi-level systems, transnational constitutionalism, and supranational and transnational institutions.

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Heike List

Heike List is Researcher at the Institute of Political Science, Department of Political Theory and Philosophy at the JWGU. Her PhD project 'Normative Integrations- und Ordnungsmodelle, ideengeschichtliche Ursprünge und demokratietheoretische Dilemmata der Minderheitenpolitik in Europa' aims at analysing the tense and ambivalent nexus of nationalism and democracy in Europe with regard to minority issues. List has studied political science, philosophy and contemporary economic and social history at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Her main research interests lie in political theories about democracy, legitimacy and the nation-state as well as in peace and conflict studies.

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Dr. Rainer Nickel

Dr. Rainer Nickel teaches European Law and Public Law at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main. Nickel has served as legal advisor at the German Federal Constitutional Court, and been visiting professor and Schlesinger Scholar at Cornell Law School, and visiting professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. From 2004-2006, he was Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His current research focuses on European administrative governance, transnational constitutionalism and conflict of laws.

RECON participation: WP 9

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