Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Main Areas of Research

Research Interests


In her research, Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff and her staff deal with the area of conflict between law and politics. This includes the comparative analysis of political institutions - parliaments, governments, parties and (in particular) constitutional courts - as well as dealing with research on transformation and democratization.


Furthermore, they deal with democracy theories, constitutionalism, and constitutional theory as well as the emergence of constitutions and constitutional politics. A regional focus is put Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey.




Integrated Research Institute Law & Society (LSI)


CCRD - Center for Comparative Research on Democracy