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Kjaer, Poul, Prof. Dr.


Projects and Positions in the Cluster

Research topic

The Structural Transformation of Democracy. A Theory of Transnational Constitutionalism

Brief description of research topic

During my time at the Cluster I developed and finalised a project concerned with public and private forms of constitutionalism within nation-states as well as in transnational arenas.

Subject areas

Law, Sociology, Political Science

Main research interests

Legal, social and political theory, constitutional theory, European integration and constitutionalisation, transnational law, global governance and world society studies, historical sociology and economic sociology.

Biographical Details

Poul F. Kjaer was part of the Cluster of Excellence: Formation of Normative Orders from September 2008 to Feb. 2012. For the majority of the time he was financed by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His work at the Cluster among other things provided the foundations for a Habilitation in sociology defended at the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2014 and the book Constutionalism in the Global Realm. A Sociological Approach (London, 2014).
He is now professor at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School and Principal Investigator of the European Research Council project Institutional Transformation in European Political Economy - A Socio-Legal Approach (www.itepe.eu). Before joining the Cluster he studied and researched in sociology, law and political science at University of Aarhus (BA, MSc), Humboldt University Berlin, University of Bielefeld, European University Institute, Florence (Ph.D.), London School of Economics and Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Bremen.
Prior to (re-)entering academia he was working in European public affairs in Brussels. He has also gained working experience at the European Commission in Brussels, The World Trade Organization Secretariat in Geneva and by the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Publications

  • Article
    • 2013
      • Kjaer, Poul (2013): Transnational Normative Orders: The Constitutionalism of Intra- and Trans-Normative Law. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 20, 2, 2013, 777- 802.
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    • 2011
      • Kjaer, Poul (2011): "The Political Foundations of Conflicts Law", Transnational Legal Theory, 227 - 241, vol. 2, issue 2.
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      • Kjaer, Poul; Joerges, Christian; Ralli, Tommi (2011): 'A New Type of Conflicts Law as Constitutional Form in the Postnational Constellation', 153- 65, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Transnational Legal Theory
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    • 2010
      • Kjaer, Poul (2010): "Constitutionalizing Governing and Governance in Europe", Comparative Sociology, 9, no. 1 , PP. 86 - 119, 2010.
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2010): "The Metamorphosis of the Functional Synthesis. A Continental European Perspective on Governance, Law and the Political in the Transnational Space", Wisconsin Law Review, Number 2, pp. 489 - 533.
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2010): ‘A Hybrid within a Hybrid. Contextualizing REACH in the process of European Integration and Constitutionalization’, European Journal of Risk Regulation, Vol. 1, issue 4, 383 - 396.
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    • 2009
      • Kjaer, Poul (2009): “Embeddedness through Networks – a Critical appraisal of the Network Concept in the Oeuvre of Karl-Heinz Ladeur”, German Law Journal, 10, no. 4, PP. 483 - 99.
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    • 2008
      • Kjaer, Poul (2008): "Systems in Context: On the Outcome of the Habermas/Luhmann-debate", 66-77 in Andreas Abegg/David Wenger (Eds.): Ancilla Iuris Yearbook 2006-2007 (Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann Verlag).
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  • Book chapter
    • 2015
      • Kjaer, Poul (2015): The Emergence of Governance and the Function of Law. In: Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Martijn Duineveld (Hrsg.) Evolutionary Governance Theory. Theory and Applications. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 107-118.
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    • 2014
      • Kjaer, Poul (2014): Konstitutionalisierung der Hybridität: Governance in Europa’, in: Pascal Goeke, Roland Lippuner und Johannes Wirths (Hrsg.) Konstruktion und Kontrolle. Zur Raumordnung sozialer Systeme. Springer Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2014
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    • 2013
      • Kjaer, Poul (2013): Between Integration and Compatibility: The Reconfiguration of Cognitive and Normative Structures, in: Transnational Hybrid Law, in: Paulius Jurčys, Poul F. Kjaer und Ren Yurakami (Hrsg.) Regulatory Hybridization in the Transnational Sphere. Martinus Nijhoff/Brill Publishing, Leiden 2013, 281 – 300.
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2013): Introduction, in: Paulius Jurčys, Poul F. Kjaer und Ren Yurakami (Hrsg.) Regulatory Hybridization in the Transnational Sphere. Martinus Nijhoff/Brill Publishing, Leiden 2013, 1-8.
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    • 2012
      • Kjaer, Poul (2012): Legitimacy though Constitutionalism, in: Kathya Araujo, Aldo Mascareño (Hrsg.) Legitimization in World Society. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2012, 99 – 114.
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2012): ‘Law of the Worlds - Towards an Inter-systemic Theory‘ pp. 159 - 75 in Stefan Keller und Stefan Wiprächtiger (Hrsg.): Recht zwischen Dogmatik und Theorie. Marc Amstutz zum 50. Geburtstag (Zürich: Dike Verlag).
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2012): ’La metamorfosis de la síntesis funcional. Una perspectiva europeo-continental sobre governance, derecho y lo político en el espacio trasnacional’ pp. 153 - 204 in Hugo Cadenas, Aldo Mascareño, Anahi Urquiza (editores): Niklas Luhmann y el legado universalista de su teoría(Santiago: RIL Editores).
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    • 2011
      • Kjaer, Poul (2011): ´The Concept of the Political in the Concept of Transnational Constitutionalism. A Sociological Perspective´, pp. 285 - 321 in Christian Joerges and Tommi Ralli (Eds.): ´After Globalization - New Patterns of Conflict and their Sociological and Legal Reconstruction´(Oslo: Arena Report Series)
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2011): "Introduction", XX - XV in Poul F. Kjaer, Gunther Teubner and Alberto Febbrajo (Eds.): The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective: The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation (Oxford, Hart Publishing).
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2011): "Law and Order Within and Beyond National Configurations" pp. 395 - 430 in Poul F. Kjaer, Gunther Teubner and Alberto Febbrajo: The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective: The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation (Oxford, Hart Publishing).
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2011): “The Structural Transformation of Embeddedness”, PP. 85 - 104 in Christian Joerges and Josef Falke (Eds.): Karl Polanyi, Globalisation and the Potential of Law in Transnational Markets (Oxford: Hart Publishing).
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    • 2010
      • Kjaer, Poul (2010): "Constitutionalizing Governing and Governance in Europe" in Leonardo Morlino and Gianluigi Palombella (Eds.): Rule of Law and Democracy. Inquiries into Internal and External Issues (Leiden: Brill Publishing), PP. 131 - 162.
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2010): "Formalization or De-formalization through Governance?", pp. 189 - 200, in Rainer Nickel (Ed.): Conflict of Laws and Laws of Conflict in Europe and Beyond - Patterns of Supranational and Transnational Juridification (Antwerp: Intersentia Publishing).
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    • 2009
      • Kjaer, Poul (2009): "Integration/Desintegration als Code des europäischen Verfassungswandels", PP. 395 - 404 in Andreas Fischer-Lescano, Florian Rödl und Christoph U. Schmid (Hrsg.): Europäische Gesellschaftsverfassung. Zur Konstitutionalisierung sozialer Demokratie in Europa (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag)
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2009): “Formalization or De-formalization through Governance?”, PP. 243 - 57 in Rainer Nickel (Ed.): Conflict of Laws and Laws of Conflict in Europe and Beyond - Patterns of Supranational and Transnational Juridification (Oslo: Arena Report Series).
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2009): “The Under-complexity of Democracy”, PP. 531 - 42 in Gralf-Peter Calliess, Andreas Fischer-Lescano, Dan Wielsch and Peer Zumbansen (Eds.): Soziologische Jurisprudenz. Festschrift für Gunther Teubner zum 65. Geburtstag am 30. April 2009 (Berlin: De Gruyter-Verlag).
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2009): “Post-Hegelian Networks: Comments on the Chapter by Simon Deakin”, PP. 75 - 85 in Marc Amstutz and Gunther Teubner (Eds.): Networks: Legal Issues of Multilateral Cooperation(Oxford: Hart Publishing).
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    • 2008
      • Kjaer, Poul (2008): “Three Forms of Governance and Three Forms of Power”, PP. 23 - 43 in Erik O. Eriksen, Christian Joerges and Florian Rödl (Eds.): Law, Democracy and Solidarity in a Post-national Union(Oxford:Routledge).
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  • Monograph
    • 2010
      • Kjaer, Poul (2010): Between Governing and Governance: On the Emergence, Function and Form of Europe's Post-national Constellation (Oxford: Hart Publishing).
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  • Review
    • 2012
      • Kjaer, Poul (2012): Review of 'Chris Thornhill: A Sociology of Constitutions.Constitutions and State Legitimacy in Historical-Sociological Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)' in European Journal of Social Theory, November, 15 (4) 571-575.
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    • 2011
      • Kjaer, Poul (2011): Review of "The Twilight of Constitutionalism?" Edited by Petra Doubner and Martin Loughlin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) in European Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, P. 305 - 08, 2011.
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  • Book (ed.)
    • 2013
      • Kjaer, Poul; Jurčys, Paulius; Yurakami, Ren (Hrsg.) (2013): Regulatory Hybridization in the Transnational Sphere. Martinus Nijhoff/Brill Publishing, Leiden 2013
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    • 2011
      • Kjaer, Poul; Teubner, Gunther; Febbrajo, Alberto (eds.) (2011): The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective: The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation (Oxford, Hart Publishing)
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      • Kjaer, Poul; Joerges, Christian; Ralli, Tommi (Eds.) (2011): "Conflicts Law as Constitutional Form in the Postnational Constellation. Special Issue of Transnational Legal Theory". Vol 2, Issue 2.
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    • 2008
      • Joerges, Christian; Kjaer, Poul (ed.) (2008): Transnational Standards of Social Protection: Contrasting European and International Governance (Oslo: Arena Report Series).
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  • Sonstige
    • 2010
      • Kjaer, Poul (2010): ‘Between Governing and Governance’, ESADE PUBLIC Newsletter, No. 21, September.
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  • Working paper
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    • 2014
      • Kjaer, Poul (2014): Constitutionalism in the Global Realm. A Sociological Approach (London: Routledge)
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    • 2007
      • Kjaer, Poul (2007): ‘Rationality within REACH? On Functional Differentiation as the Structural Foundation of Legitimacy in European Chemicals Regulation’, EUI Working Papers (Law), nr. 18.
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      • Kjaer, Poul (2007): ‘The Societal Function of European Integration in the Context of World Society’, Soziale Systeme. Zeitschrift für Soziologische Theorie, Vol. 13, Heft 1 + 2, 367 – 378.
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