Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Poul Fritz
Professor with special responsibilities

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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • European Integration, Governance and Political Economy
  • Sociology of Law
  • Global Governance
  • Social Legal and Constitutional Theory
  • Historical Sociology
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Poul F. Kjaer’s research focuses on European Integration, Governance and Political Economy and Global Governance from a legal theory and historical sociology of law angle.

From 2013 to 2017 he directed the European Research Council project ‘Institutional Transformation in European Political Economy – A Socio-legal Approach’ and is currently funded by a Semper Ardens Grant from the Carlsberg Foundation.

Poul F.  Kjaer holds a PhD From the European University Institute in Florence and a Habilitation from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He has been visiting fellow at several research institutions including the Paris Institute for Advanced Study, London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University.

Selected publications
  • Kjaer, Poul F.  and Olsen, Niklas (eds.): Critical Theories of Crises in Europe: From Weimar to the Euro (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
  • Hartmann, Eva and Kjaer, Poul F.: The Evolution of Intermediary Institutions in Europe: From Corporatism to Governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
  • Kjaer, Poul F. Constitutionalism in the Global Realm – A Sociological Approach. London: Routledge, 2014.
  • Kjaer, Poul F. Between Governing and Governance: On the Emergence, Function and Form of Europe's Post-national Constellation. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2010.
  • Kjaer,  Poul F., Teubner, Gunther & Febbrajo, Alberto (eds.): The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective: The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011.
  • Jurčys, Paulius,  Kjaer, Poul F. & Yurakami, Ren (eds.): Regulatory Hybridization in the Transnational Sphere, 2013.
Publications & dissemination
Poul F. Kjær / The EU’s Model of Regional Integration in a Functionally Differentiated World Society
In: The Crisis of the European Union: Challenges, Analyses, Solutions. . ed. /Andreas Grimmel. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 215-225 (Routledge Advances in European Politics, Vol. 134)
Book chapter
Poul F. Kjær / A função da legitimação na governança transnacional
In: Direito Público, Vol. 14, No. 78, 2017, p. 177-196
Journal article
Poul F. Kjær / Beyond the Economic Constitution : Europe’s Dual Crisis of Legally Constituted Public Power.
Paper presented at Conceptualizing a European Social Market Economy, 2017
Poul F. Kjær / Connectivity through Global Legal Norms
Paper presented at SDC-Workshop, 2017
Ester Herlin-Karnell; Poul F. Kjær / Dimensions of Justice and Justification in EU and Transnational Contexts
In: Transnational Legal Theory, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2017, p. 1-7
Journal article
Poul F. Kjær / European Crises of Legally-constituted Public Power : From the 'Law of Corporatism' to the 'Law of Governance'.
In: European Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 5, 2017, p. 417–430
Journal article
Poul F. Kjær / Hacia una Sociología de Instituciones Intermediarias : El Rol del Derecho en el Corporativismo, el Neo-corporativismo y la Governance.
In: Revista Administración Pública y Sociedad, No. 3, 2017, p. 3-21
Journal article
Ester Herlin-Karnell (Editor) ; Poul F. Kjær (Editor) / Special Issue: Dimensions of Justice and Justification in EU and Transnational Contexts
Abingdon : Taylor & Francis 2017, 118 p. (Transnational Legal Theory, No. 1, Vol. 8)
Poul F. Kjaer / Systems in Context : On the Outcome of the Habermas/Luhmann-Debate.
In: Luhmann and Law. ed. /Christopher Thornhill. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 367–378 (Philosophers and Law)
Book chapter
Poul F. Kjær / Transnational Normative Orders : The Constitutionalism of Intra- and Trans-Normative Law.
In: Direito Público, Vol. 14, No. 76, 2017, p. 26-49
Journal article
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