Responsible Researcher

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

Phone: +49 (69) 789 78 - 136
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Publications (in German)

Related Research

Area of Expertise

Legal Cultures in Modern Eastern Europe

Traditions and Transfers


Having previously sharpened its focus on the legal history of Eastern Europe in the 1990s in a major research project devoted to the “implementation of norms in the post-War societies of Eastern Europe (1944-1989)”, the Institute proceeded to expand its endeavors in a "legal cultures" project. This project turned its attention to aspects of modern legal traditions in the Eastern European countries that have so far barely been studied. The result has been to create a sound basis on which to ascertain legal cultural identities and differences between East and West.

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