International Graduate Programme (IGP) of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”

Freedom and justice, tolerance and participation: the researchers in the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" are reflecting on such rights and principles in social life. How are political, legal, religious or economic orders established, and how do they change? How do structures of power crystallize in such processes of social dynamics? How are power and life chances distributed, on national and transnational levels? The topic is of high social relevance: we need to reflect on a world the orders of which are defended with power and yet are still fragile. The research of the Cluster focuses on current social conflicts about a fair order of society in times of globalization, as well as its long prehistory. It examines the normative ideas that play a role in such processes and conflicts, as well as how they can be criticized or justified. Above all, the fundamentals of politics and law are highlighted in the humanities and social sciences.

Graduate training is a central concern of the Frankfurt Cluster. In our view, the doctoral phase should be treated as the central step leading to an independent career in research. As a result our graduate programme is designed to ensure that outstanding young scholars enjoy the best initial conditions for a career in research. These conditions must satisfy two requirements: they should ensure that the members acquire independence from an early stage, while at the same time imparting the skills required to plan their subsequent careers.

The Cluster meets these requirements through a semistructured Gradual Programme whose outstanding features are seminars and tutorials geared to student needs and an innovative approach to supervision.

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Letter of Concern and Support Regarding the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Ordnungen”

After the negative result of the DFG Excellence Strategy competition for Normative Orders, Seyla Benhabib and Charles Larmore, Members of our International Advisory Board, wrote an open letter to express their concern about the future of the Cluster and their strong support for it. More...

Leibniz-Preis für Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Prof. Dr. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professorin für Makroökonomie und Entwicklung und Principal Investigator des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen", ist Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preisträgerin 2018. Mehr...

Upcoming Events

15 August 2018, 7pm

Goethe Lectures Offenbach: Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase: Die Krise der liberalen Weltordnung. More...

20 August 2018, 7pm

Paneldiscussion: Für ein Europa der Sicherheit – Bringt der französisch-deutsche Motor den Umbruch? With: Prof. Dr. Nicole Deitelhoff, Thomas Gebauer, Dr. Katja Leiker. Moderation: Andreas Schwarzkopf. More...

Latest Media

The Anxiety of Influence: Hannah Arendt and Judith Shklar

Prof. Seyla Benhabib
Martin-Buber-Vorlesung zur jüdischen Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie

Kannibalistische Fortbewegung: Bang Bang von Andrea Tonacci

Juan Suarez
Lecture and Film "Tropical Underground: Das brasilianische Cinema Marginal und die Revolution des Kinos"

New full-text Publications

Röß, Johannes (2017):

Die paradoxe Freiheit des Geldes. Eine sozialphilosophische Perspektive im Anschluss an Simmel und Marx. Normative Orders Working Paper 03/2017. More...

Forst, Rainer (2017):

The Justification of Basic Rights: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2017. More...