Research focus 2020-23

The name of the research center signals its present general focus, and refers to a substantive area, European law in a wide sense, as well as to approaches or methodologies, especially comparative legal studies. EU law and constitutional law are central research areas, while areas such as legal cultural studies and international (criminal) law play an important role. 

 

 

 

CECS – Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies was first established in 2008, and has been prolonged for the third time from mid-June 2019. The name of the research center signals its present general focus, and refers to a substantive area, European law in a wide sense, as well as to approaches or methodologies, especially comparative legal studies. EU law and constitutional law are central research areas, while areas such as legal cultural studies and international (criminal) law play an important role. While Europe is taken to be the Centre’s primary point of departure, the research conducted by CECS members has a broader global outlook. CECS continuously strives to address important challenges and changes in society from legal perspectives and to reconsider present paradigms. The focus is on mapping, understanding and critically reflecting on these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CECS' Key Research Themes

CECS presently pursues the following four key research themes:

Research projects