Max-Planck-Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte

Dipl.-Soz. Gerd Bender

Hansaallee 41

60323 Frankfurt

Dipl.-Soz. Gerd Bender | Department II

Dipl.-Soz. Gerd Bender
Dipl.-Soz. Gerd Bender
Researcher, European Affairs Commissioner of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Phone: +49 (69) 789 78 - 136
Fax: +49 (69) 789 78 - 169

Main Focus

  • Dictatorship and law in 20th-century Europe
  • Historical and sociological dimensions of labour law
  • Associations and the state
  • Theory and practice of governance
  • History of legal sociology


Curriculum Vitae

Studied sociology and law in Darmstadt and Frankfurt/M. Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal history.

Within the framework of the projects 'Legal Cultures of Modern Eastern Europe. Traditions and Transfers' and 'The Emergence of National Legal Systems in Post-Ottoman Southeastern Europe. Deconstruction, Formation and Transfer of Normativity', he is responsible for legal-sociological aspects and shares the responsibility for project planning. Moreover, he is the co-initiator of the Cluster of Excellence project 'Regulated self-regulation from a legal-historical perspective'.

He is also responsible for European research funding issues (European Representative) and coordinates the activities of the Institute within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence 'The Formation of Normative Orders'. Coordinator of the Research Focus Area 'Multinormativity'. Head of the Initiative for the History of Labour Law.

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