Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Poul Fritz

Room: POR/18.B-4.126

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
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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.
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Poul F. Kjær / Global Law as Intercontextuality and as Interlegality
In: The Challenge of Inter-legality. ed. /Jan Klabbers; Gianluigi Palombella. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2019, p. 302-318 (ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory)
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Poul F. Kjær / The Transnational Constitution of Europe's Social Market Economies : A Question of Constitutional Imbalances?.
In: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2019, p. 143–158
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Poul F. Kjær / Why One Should (not) Care about Methodology : Law as a Methodology Free Zone.
Paper presented at The Politics of Method in EU Law, 2019
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Poul F. Kjær / Beyond Luhmann : The Constitutionalisation of Connectivity.
Paper presented at Luhmann 20 Years After - Constructing Law in World Society , 2018
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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
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Poul F. Kjær / Constitutionalizing Connectivity : The Constitutional Grid of World Society.
In: Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 45, No. S1, 7.2018, p. S114-S134
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Poul F. Kjær / Deconstructing Legally Constituted Public Power through Competition
Paper presented at Competition and Social Change, 2018
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Poul F. Kjær / Establishing Connectivity : The Function of Norms in World Society.
Paper presented at Niklas Luhmann's Sociology of Politics and Law, 2018
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Poul F. Kjær / Facilitating Transfers : Regulatory Governance Frameworks as ‘Rites of Passage’.
In: Contemporary Politics, Vol. 24, No. 5, 2018, p. 507-523
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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
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