Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Poul Fritz
Professor with special responsibilities

Room: POR/18.B-4.131

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.

Primary research areas
  • European Integration, Governance and Political Economy
  • Sociology of Law
  • Global Governance
  • Social Legal and Constitutional Theory
  • Historical Sociology
Curriculum Vitae
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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 / Claim-making and Parallel Universes : Legal Pluralism from Church and Empire to Statehood and the European Union.
In: Research Handbook on Legal Pluralism and EU Law. ed. /Gareth Davies; Matej Avbelj. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2018, p. 11-21 (Research Handbooks in European Law)
Book chapter
Poul F. Kjær / Establishing Connectivity : The Function of Norms in World Society.
Paper presented at Niklas Luhmann's Sociology of Politics and Law, 2018
Poul F. Kjær / Facilitating Transfers : Regulatory Governance Frameworks as ‘Rites of Passage’.
In: Contemporary Politics, 15.3.2018
Journal article
Poul F. Kjær / From the Private to the Public to the Private? : Historicizing the Evolution of Public and Private Authority.
In: Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018, p. 13–36
Journal article
Poul F. Kjær; Antje Vetterlein / Regulatory Governance : Rules, Resistance and Responsibility.
In: Contemporary Politics, 26.3.2018
Journal article
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 / The End of Trade and Investment Law as We Know it
Paper presented at Rethinking Trade and Investment Law, 2018
Eva Hartmann; Poul F. Kjær / The Status of Authority in the Globalizing Economy : Beyond the Public/Private Distinction.
In: Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018, p. 3-11
Journal article
Eva Hartmann (Editor) ; Poul F. Kjær (Editor) / The Status of Authority in the Globalizing Economy : Beyond the Public/Private Distinction.
: Indiana University Press 2018, 564 p. (Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, No. 1, Vol. 25)
Poul F. Kjær / Who Constitutes Whom? : The Transnational Constitution of National Political Economies and the Future of Economic Constitutionalism.
Paper presented at Economic Constitutionalism, 2018
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