The Exercise of Public Authority on the International, Supranational, and Domestic Levels: Reconstructing Public Law to Face the Challenges of Multilevel Governance


The project “The Exercise of Public Authority on the International, Supranational, and Domestic Levels: Reconstructing Public Law to Face the Challenges of Multilevel Governance” analyzes the governance of international and European institutions and their respective courts from a legal perspective. These institutions sometimes have a major impact on State action and even on individual lives, which in turn raises the question of how their legal framework should be brought into line, or is already in line, with the principles governing the exercise of State authority.
Within the framework of the Cluster, this project contributes a specific legal research perspective that aims to generate doctrinal legal concepts and is open to the normative and empirical analyses of other Cluster projects. The findings of the latter help to generate doctrinal concepts and to achieve an adequate understanding of the impact and normative relevance of new governance phenomena. Conversely, doctrinal concepts may support other disciplines by providing a framework for descriptions of empirical reality.
An intensive discursive exchange between Armin von Bogdandy, Matthias Goldmann and Ingo Venzke led to a co-authored text (Bogdandy, Goldmann and Venzke 2017) on approaches to research on specific thematic areas. The potential of this approach in the areas of international financial, labor, refugee, and food security law was subsequently demonstrated in several workshops, a postdoctoral book project (“Habilitation”), and three PhD theses. Discussions in Frankfurt and Heidelberg presented this approach to the broader public with reference to TTIP and the sovereign debt crisis in Greece.
The concept of international public authority was developed further in decisive ways, laying the conceptual and theoretical foundation for legal research on the relations between State and supranational legal orders and between private and public law. The resulting approach provides important impulses for the research community, the clearest indication of which is the significantly increased interest in the concept of “authority” during workshops and conferences, in which the concepts developed by this Cluster project often play a central role. Moreover, the omnipresent criticism of phenomena of globalization highlights the practical relevance of this project. In addition, some of our team members have been able to integrate findings from our research into their consulting activities for international organizations.

The most important events of this project:

Frankfurter Stadtgespräch (public conversation): Was ist Recht bei TTIP? (What is law in TTIP?), Cluster of Excellence „The Formation of Normative Orders“, November 10, 2015, Historical Museum Frankfurt am Main.

Workshop: “In Whose Name? A Public Law Theory on International Adjudication”, September 8, 2015, Asser Institute, Den Haag.

Workshop: “Democracy and the Financial Order: Legal Perspectives”, in Cooperation with the German Law Journal, Keynote: Henrik Enderlein (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Building “Normative Orders, September 2-3, 2015.

Panel Discussion: “Hellas‘ Zukunft? Greece and Europe after the Referendum. A panel discussion with Armin von Bogdandy, Achilles Scordas, Michalis Ioannidis and Matthias Goldmann”, DAI Heidelberg, July 16, 2015.

Workshop: “IPA Meets Dissidenz“, Building „Normative Orders”, Goethe University,  April 4, 2014.

The most important publications of this project:

von Bogdandy, Armin/Matthias Goldmann/Ingo Venzke: “From Public International to International Public Law: Translating World Public Opinion into International Public Authority”, in: European Journal of International Law 28/1, 2017, pp. 115-145.

von Bogdandy, Armin: Pondering Schmitt's Concept of the Political for International Public Authority: On Methods, Standards and Disciplinary Settings for Public Law Theory, MPIL Research Paper No. 2016-22, 2016.

Goldmann, Matthias & Silvia Steininger: “A Discourse Theoretical Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Towards a Democratic Financial Order”, in: German Law Journal 17(5), 2016, pp. 709-746.

Goldmann, Matthias: Internationale öffentliche Gewalt, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 2015.  

von Bogdandy, Armin & Ingo Venzke: In wessen Namen? Internationale Gerichte in Zeiten globalen Regierens, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2014. English translation: In Whose Name?, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

 

People in this project:

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    • von Bogdandy, Armin, Prof. Dr. | Profile
  • Project members

Publications of this project:

  • von Bogdandy, Armin (2016): Pondering Schmitt's Concept of the Political for International Public Authority: Also a Reflection on Methods, Standards and Disciplinary Settings for Public Law Theory (November 4, 2016). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2016-22.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Goldmann, Matthias; Venzke, Ingo (2016): From Public International to International Public Law: Translating World Public Opinion into International Public Authority (February 25, 2016). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2016-02.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Venzke, Ingo (2016): ¿En nombre de quién? Una teoría de derecho público sobre la actividad judicial internacional. Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá 2016, 402 p. (translated by Paula Andrea Acosta Alvarado).
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  • Schmalz, Dana (2016): Besprechung von Otto Depenheuer/Christoph Grabenwarter (Hrsg.), Der Staat in der Flüchtlingskrise. Zwischen gutem Willen und geltendem Recht, in: Kritische Justiz 2016 (2).
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  • Open-Access-Logo Villarreal, Pedro (2016): "La protección contra epidemias y pandemias como una manifestación del derecho a la salud desde una perspectiva de gobernanza global", Gobernanza global y cambio estructural del orden jurídico mexicano, Mexico, 2016
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  • Open-Access-Logo Villarreal, Pedro (2016): Pandemic Declarations of the World Health Organization as an Exercise of International Public Authority: The Possible Legal Answers to Frictions Between Legitimacies, Gottingen Journal of International Law, vol. 7, no. 1
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin (2015): "Las funciones de los tribunales: Una evaluación a la luz de su creciente autoridad pública", in: Derecho internacional: Poder y límites del derecho en la sociedad global. Ediciones Uniandes, Bogota, 471-509.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Goldmann, Matthias (2015): "Reestructuraciones de Deuda soberana como Ejercicios de Autoridad Pública Internacional: hacia un Derecho Descentralizado de Insolvencia Soberana", in: Deuda pública y Derecho Internacional, Carlos Espósito, Yuefen Li, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (Hrsg.). tirant, Valencia, 71-110.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Christoph, Krenn (2015): Zur demokratischen Legitimation von Europas Richtern Juristenzeitung (JZ), 11 (2014) 69, S. 529-537. Gekürzt und modifiziert in: Claudio Franzius/Franz Mayer/Jürgen Neyer (Hrsg.) Modelle des Parlamentarismus im 21. Jahrhundert. Neue Ordnungen von Recht und Politik. Nomos-Verlag, Baden-Baden 2015, S. 409-429.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Krenn, Christoph (2015): "Judges. A Principled and Comparative Reconstruction of the Selection Procedures" in: Michal Bobek (ed.), Selecting Europe's Judges. A Critical Review of the Appointment Procedures to the European Courts, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2015, 162-180.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Krenn, Christoph (2015): "Sobre la legitimidad democrática de los jueces de Europa. Una reconstrucción comparada de principios de los procedimientos de selección", in: La garantía jurisdiccional de los Derechos Humanos, Juan Ignacio Ugartemendia Eceizabarrena, Alejandro Saiz Arnaiz, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi (Hrsg.). IVAP, Oñati 2015, 156-177.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Krenn, Christoph (2015): "Zur Parlamentarisierung der Richterauswahl. Warum der Europarat der EU den Weg weist.", in: Modelle des Parlamentarismus im 21. Jahrhundert. Neue Ordnungen von Recht und Politik, Claudio Franzius, Franz C. Mayer, Jürgen Neyer (eds.) Recht und Politik in der Europäischen Union. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2015, 409-429.
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  • Goldmann, Matthias (2015): Buchbesprechung von Tana Johnson, Organizational Progeny. Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance (Oxford, 2014). In: 26 European Journal of International Law (2015) 559-563
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  • Goldmann, Matthias (2015): Internationale öffentliche Gewalt, Springer 2015, 636 + XXIX S.
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  • Ebert, Franz Christian (2015): "International Financial Institutions' Approaches to Labour Law: The Case of the International Monetary Fund", in: Research Handbook on Transnational Labour Law, Adelle Blackett, Anne Trebilcock (Hrsg.). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015, 124-137.
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  • Schmalz, Dana (2015): Besprechung von Christian Volk: Arendtian Constitutionalism. Law, Politics and the Order of Freedom, in: International Journal of Constitutional Law 2015 13 (4). S.1078-1081.
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  • Schmalz, Dana (2015): Besprechung von Ayten Gündoğdu: Rightlessness in an Age of Rights. Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants, in: International Journal of Constitutional Law 2015 13 (2). S. 551-553.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin (2014): "Internationale Streitbeilegung` oder `Internationale Gerichtsbarkeit`?“ 100 Jahre Rechtswissenschaft in Frankfurt. Erfahrungen, Herausforderungen, Erwartungen Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 2014, 105-119.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin (2014): "Common Principles for a Plurality of Orders: A Study on Public Authority in the European Legal Area", 12 ICON (2014) 980-1007.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin (2014): The Spell of Precedents: Lawmaking by International Courts and Tribunals, in: Cesare P.R. Romano/Karen J. Alter/Yuval Shany (Hrsg.), The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014, S. 503-522.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin (2014): In wessen Namen? Internationale Gerichte in Zeiten globalen Regierens. Suhrkamp, Berlin, 2014, 383 S. (zusammen mit Ingo Venzke) In whose name? A public law theory of international adjudication. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2014, 269 S.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Goldmann, Matthias (2014): "Les restructurations de dettes souveraines comme exercises de l'autorité publique internationale. Vers un droit décentralisé sur l'insolvabilité souveraine", in: La crise des dettes souveraines et le droit : approches croisées Canada-Europe, Geneviève Dufour, David Pavot (eds.). Lexis Nexis Canada, Québec 2014, 157-197.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Krenn, Christoph (2014): "Zur demokratischen Legitimation von Europas Richtern. Eine vergleichende Rekonstruktion der Richterauswahl zu EGMR und EuGH", 69 Juristenzeitung (2014) 529-537.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Venzke, Ingo (2014): In Whose Name? A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication. OUP 2014, 304 S.
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  • Goldmann, Matthias (2014): Human Rights and Sovereign Debt Workouts. In: Making Sovereign Financing and Human Rights Work, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Jernej Letnar Cernic (Hrsg.). Hart, Oxford 2014, 79-100.
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  • Goldmann, Matthias (2014): Staatsverschuldung und Entwicklung. In: Entwicklung und Recht, Philipp Dann, Stefan Kadelbach (Hrsg.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2014, 377-431.
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  • Goldmann, Matthias (2014): Dogmatik als rationale Rekonstruktion: Versuch einer Metatheorie am Beispiel völkerrechtlicher Prinzipien. In: Der Staat 53/3, 373-399
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin (2013): The Democratic Legitimacy of International Courts: A Conceptual Framework. Theoretical Inquiries in Law 14/2, 361-379 (2013).
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Dellavalle, Sergio (2013): The Lex Mercatoria of Systems Theory: Localisation, Reconstruction and Criticism from a Public Law Perspective. Transnational Legal Theory 4/1, S. 59-82
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Goldmann, Matthias (2013): Sovereign Debt Restructurings as Exercises of International Public Authority: Towards a Decentralized Sovereign Insolvency Law. In: Sovereign Financing and International Law, Carlos Espósito, Yuefen Li, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (Hrsg.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013, 39-70.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Goldmann, Matthias (2013): Die Restrukturierung von Staatsschulden als Ausübung internationaler öffentlicher Gewalt: Zur Möglichkeit der inkrementellen Entwicklung eines Staateninsolvenzrechts. In: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht 73, 61-103
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Venzke, Ingo (2013): International judicial institutions in international relations. Functions, authority and legitimacy. Routledge Handbook of International Organization, Bob Reinalda (Hrsg.), Routledge, Oxford 2013, 461-472.
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  • von Bogdandy, Armin; Venzke, Ingo (2013): On the Functions of International Courts: An Appraisal in Light of Their Burgeoning Public Authority, Leiden Journal of International Law 26 (2013) 1, 49-72.
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  • Goldmann, Matthias (2013): On the Comparative Foundations of Principles in International Law: The Move towards Rules and Transparency in Fiscal Policy as Examples. In: Sovereign Financing and International Law, Carlos Espósito u.a. (Hrsg.). Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013, 113-133.
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  • Ebert, Franz Christian (2013): Cross-Border Collective Action: Jurisprudential Conflicts between European Courts over the Right to Strike, GURN Discussion Paper Series, Global Union Research Network (Genf 2013).
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  • Ebert, Franz Christian (2013): Kohärenz der Politik der Weltbank mit den arbeitsrechtlichen Mindeststandards der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation?“. In: Arbeitsvölkerrecht. Festschrift für Klaus Lörcher, Wolfgang Däubler, Reingard Zimmer (Hrsg.). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2013, 72-83.
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