Structural Change of European Public Law
The Institute's research in European law develops European law from the foundation of Art. 2 of the EU Treaty. A first strand of research reconstructs the structural change of public law in Europe as the emergence and democratization of European society, which Art. 2 TEU speaks to. A second research strand understands Art. 1 to 19 TEU as the core constitutional law of the European Union and reconstructs the entire primary law on this basis. The third research strand deals with systemic deficits in European society, their legal articulation and the strategies for dealing with them. A fourth strand develops comparative legal foundations for the first three strands in the light of an Ius Publicum Europaeum.