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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„Institut für gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt“ untersucht in Zukunft die Bedingungen produktiver Konflikte

Die Arbeit in dem Frankfurter Teil des neuen Instituts baut auf der elfjährigen Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen im Rahmen des Exzellenzclusters „Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen“ mit der Hessischen Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung und dem Frankfurter Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften auf. Projektleiterin in Frankfurt ist Prof. Nicole Deitelhoff. Stellvertretende Sprecher sind Prof. Daniela Grunow und Prof. Rainer Forst. More...

Leibniz-Preis 2019 für Ayelet Shachar

Prof. Dr. Ayelet Shachar, Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften in Göttingen und Principal Investigator des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen", ist Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preisträgerin 2019. Mehr...

Upcoming Events

17 January 2019, 6.15pm

Lecture: Prof. Martin Jay (University of California, Berkeley): 1968 in an Expanded Field: The Frankfurt School and the Uneven Course of History. More...

17 January 2019, 8.15pm

Lecture & Film "Die Erfinderin der Formen. Das Kino von Chantal Akerman": Tim Griffin (New York): Akermans Dispositionen. More...

23 January 2019, 6.15pm

Lecture Series: The End of Pacification? The Transformation of Political Violence in the 21st Century: Prof. Dr. Christopher Daase (Frankfurt): Sanktionskriege: Probleme dezentraler militärischer Normdurchsetzung. More...

Latest Media

Zwischen Grundgesetz und Scharia. Der lange Weg des Islam nach Deutschland

Prof. em. Dr. Rudolf Steinberg. Kommentare von: Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst und Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter. Moderation: Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Lutz-Bachmann
Autorengespräch innerhalb der Reihe »Das Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften stellt vor: …«

Filme schneiden mit Chantal Akerman: Ein Erfahrungsbericht am Beispiel von D’Est

Claire Atherton
Lecture and Film "Die Erfinderin der Formen. Das Kino von Chantal Akerman"

New full-text Publications

Kettemann, Matthias; Kleinwächter, Wolfgang; Senges, Max (2018):

The Time is Right for Europe to Take the Lead in Global Internet Governance. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2018. More...

Klump, Rainer und Lars Pilz (2018):

Durch Eigennutz zum Gemeinwohl: Individualisierung, Reformation und der „Geist des Kapitalismus“. Zur Entstehung und Bedeutung von Leonhard Fronspergers Schrift „Von dem Lob deß Eigen Nutzen“ aus dem Jahre 1564. Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2018. More...