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Research Spotlight

Hacker ©Philipp Hacker

Our current research spotlight falls on Professor Philipp Hacker, whose habilitation dissertation was recently awarded the Wissenschaftspreis of the Deutsche Stiftung für Recht und Informatik. Mr. Hacker was appointed as Professor for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society at the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) on September 1, 2020.

In our interview, Mr. Koch explains central aspects of his research and discusses ideas on how to support researchers as well as doctoral and postdoctoral candidates. We are grateful for the contribution.

Dear Professor Hacker, 

last year, you were honored with the Science Award (Wissenschaftspreis) of the German Foundation for Law and Informatics (Deutsche Stiftung für Recht und Informatik) for your habilitation dissertation. Could you briefly summarize the central subjects of your work?

New technologies converge increasingly toward an all-encompassing Internet of Everything that re-integrates market processes as well. Data has become a novel currency, new intermediaries appear on the scene. For this world of ubiquitous data collection and analysis, my work develops a legal framework both furthering private autonomy and addressing major regulatory challenges (e.g., data protection risks or heterogeneous data protection preferences). The decisive point is that different legal areas, thus far treated largely as separate, must engage with each other [...]

 Completed Dissertations

This section presents a selection of recently completed, excellent PhD projects as chosen by the Faculties. Our congratulations!

Faculty of Law

Anna Heinen: Menschenrechtliche Sorgfaltspflichten von Unternehmen in transnationalen Wertschöpfungsketten – Konturen eines Prozesshaftungsrechts.


Horacek ©Tim Horacek

Tim Horacek: ​Die Rechtsschutzversicherung im Großschadensfall. Eine Studie zum Regulierungsverhalten deutscher Versicherungen in Massenverfahren, aufgezeigt anhand des VW-Abgasskandals. 

 [Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

Burmeister ©Christoph T. Burmeister

Christoph T. Burmeister: Das Problem Kind. Ein Beitrag zur Genealogie moderner Subjektivierung. 

[Detailed information in German]


Kaminska ©Stefanie Disqué

Magdalena Kamińska: Platte ist nicht gleich Platte. Kooperation und Konkurrenz zwischen DDR und VR Polen im Wohnungsbauwesen der 1970er-Jahre. 

[Detailed information in German]


Kowalski ©Katharina Kowalski

Katharina Kowalski: Feminismus als Denkstil. Zur Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung im Polen der Transformationszeit. 

[Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Foto_Merk ©Miryam Merk

Miryam Merk: Spatial and Spatiotemporal Stochastic Processes – Estimation and Modeling of Spatial Dependencies with Applications in Environmetrics 

[Detailed information in German]


Satenik Melkonyan: Steuerliche Missbrauchsbekämpfungsvorschriften – Ausgewählte Fragestellungen im nationalen und im internationalen Kontext

[Detailed information in German]

Third-Party Funding for Research Projects

This category introduces externally funded research projects with a volume exceeding 100.000 € . We would like to congratulate all researchers to their success! 


Jungbluth_Konstanze_13hoch ©Konstanze Jungbluth

Richter_Nicole_Portraet MG_5338_Copyright ©Nicole Richter

Konstanze Jungbluth / Nicole Richter: „Linking Borderlands: Dynamiken grenzregionaler Peripherien“.
Teilprojekt „Communicative Borderlands“ im Verbundvorhaben der Universität des Saarlandes (Lead-Partner), der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern, der Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) und der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg.


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Volume: 385.994,76 € (incl. Overhead)

[Detailed information in German]


b7k+PHOTOGRAPHY_kocher ©Eva Kocher

Foto Hensel ©Isabelle Hensel

Eva Kocher / Isabell Hensel: „Recht-Geschlecht-Kollektivität: Das umkämpfte Allgemeine und das neue Gemeinsame." Fortsetzung der DFG-Forschungsgruppe (FOR 2265) und des arbeitsrechtlichen Teilprojektes.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Volume: 557.503 € (incl. Overhead)

[Detailed information in German]


Kerstin Schoor: Germanistische Institutspartnerschaft (GIP): "Deutschsprachige und jüdische Kulturen in Mitteleuropa. Kulturelle, literarische und sprachliche Wechselwirkungen im regionalen, nationalen und transnationalen Kontext."

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Volumen: 299.978 € (inkl. Projektpauschale)

[Detailed information in German]


Werberger_Annette1 ©Annette Werberger

Annette Werberger: „Verbundprojekt: Forschungskolleg Europäische Zeiten / European Times (EUTIM)“ 

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Volumen: 1.093.451,76 € (inkl. Projektpauschale)

[Detailed information in German]

Recent Publications

In this section, we present to you a choice of recent publications as selected by the Faculties and the Central Scientific Institutions. 

 Faculty of Law

Broemmelmeyer ©Nomos Verlag

Christoph Brömmelmeyer: Schuldrecht Allgemeiner Teil, 2. Aufl., Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020.

[Detailed information in German]


Haede ©Nomos Verlag

Hartmut Bauer, Ulrich Häde, Franz-Joseph Peine (Hg.): Landesrecht Brandenburg, Studienbuch, 4. Aufl. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2021. Mit Beiträgen von Alexander von Brünneck, Stefan Haack, Ulrich Häde.

[Detailed information in German]


Malolepszy ©Verlag C.H. Beck Warschau

Maciej Małolepszy (Hg.): Kryteria i procedura wyboru sędziów sądów powszechnych w wybranych państwach europejskich, Warschau: C.H.Beck, 2020.

[Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

Frysztacka ©De Gruyter

Clara Maddalena Frysztacka: Zeit-Schriften der Moderne. Zeitkonstruktion und temporale Selbstverortung in der polnischen Presse (1880–1914), Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020.

[Detailed information in German]


Münnich ©Campus Verlag

Sascha Münnich, Klaus Kraemer (Hg.): Ökonomischer Nationalismus, Frankfurt a.M. / New York: Campus, 2021.

[Detailed information in German]


Werberger_Weltliteratur ©Wilhelm Fink Verlag

Annette Werberger, Prof. Dr. Schamma Schahadat (Hg.): Weltliteratur in der longue durée, München: Fink, 2021.

[Detailed information in German]

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Lars Bergkvist, Martin Eisend: The dynamic nature of marketing constructs, in: Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 49 (2021), S. 521-541.

This study proposes an ideal, four-stage model of construct evolution (emergence → conceptualization → competition → consensus) to explain construct development over time. An in-depth analysis of conceptualizations of two constructs, market orientation (MO) and customer-based brand equity (CBBE), however, reveals different evolutionary stages and trajectories that deviate from the ideal model. 
[...]


Wolfgang Schmid, Yarema Okhrin, Ivan Semeniuk: New approaches for monitoring image data, in: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 30 (2021), S. 921-933.

In this paper, we develop new techniques for monitoring image processes under a fairly general setting with spatially correlated pixels in the image. Monitoring and handling the pixels directly is infeasible due to an extremely high image resolution. To overcome this problem, we suggest control charts that are based on regions of interest.
 [...]


Matthias Sohn, Bernhard E. Reichert: How Corporate Charitable Giving Reduces the Costs of Formal Controls, in: Journal of Business Ethics, 2021.

Formal control systems are a common instrument to align employees’ interests with those of managers and companies. However, research shows that employees perceive formal controls as a sign of distrust and restraint, which can lead to costs of control in the form of lower employee cooperation and effort [...]

European New School of Digital Studies (ENS)

Lauri Wessel, Aboyami Baiyere, Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Jonghyuk Cha, Tina Blegind Jensen: Unpacking the Difference between Digital Transformation and IT-enabled Organizational Transformation, in: Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 22, Iss. 1 (2021).

[Detailed information in German]


Isabelle Borucki, Ulrike Klinger: Germany: Between a Patchwork and Best-Practice, in: Darren Lilleker, Ioana Coman, Miloš Gregor, Edoardo Novelli (Hg.): Political Communication and COVID-19. Governance and Rhetoric in Times of Crisis, Oxon / New York: Routledge, 2021, S. 111-122. 

This edited collection compares and analyses the most prominent political communicative responses to the outbreak and global spread of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus within 27 nations across five continents and two supranational organisations: the EU and the WHO.
 [...]


Passoth ©Nomos Verlag

Sabine Maasen, Jan-Hendrik Passoth (Hrsg.) Soziologie des Digitalen - Digitale Soziologie? Soziale Welt - Sonderband 23, 2020.

[Detailed information in German]

Institute for Conflict Management (IKM)

Anne Holper, Lars Kirchhoff: (Dys-)Functions and Potentials of Norms as a Guidance System for Peace Mediators, in: Swiss Political Science Review, Vol. 26, Iss. 4 (2020), Special Issue "Norms in International Peace Mediation", S. 384-406. 

[Detailed information in German]


Anne Holper, Tatiana Kyselova: Inclusion dilemmas in peacebuilding and dialogues in Ukraine, in: Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 2020. Advance online publication.

[Detailed information in German]


Holper_Kirchoff_Bristol ©Bristol University Press

Anne Holper, Lars Kirchhoff: Rethinking the Professionalisation of Peace Mediation, in: Catherine Turner, Martin Wählisch (Hg.): Rethinking Peace Mediation – Challenges of Contemporary Peacemaking Practice, Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2021, S. 355-372. Re-published with permission of Bristol University Press, UK. 

[Detailed information in German]

Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Ulrich_Governance in Europe ©Nomos Verlag

Peter Ulrich: Participatory Governance in the Europe of Cross-Border Regions. Cooperation – Boundaries – Civil Society, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2021. 

(=Schriftenreihe Border Studies. Cultures, Spaces, Orders, hg.v. Astrid Fellner, Christian Wille, Konstanze Jungbluth, Hannes Krämer, Bd.4)
  
[Detailed information in German]


Höfler_Greek Community in Georgia ©Nomos Verlag

Concha Maria Höfler: Boundaries and Belonging in the Greek Community of Georgia, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020. 

(=Schriftenreihe Border Studies. Cultures, Spaces, Orders, hg.v. Astrid Fellner, Christian Wille, Konstanze Jungbluth, Hannes Krämer, Bd. 2)
 
Georgia’s Greek minority defies conventional accounts of how language relates to national and religious identification. With two heritage languages, ‘Turkish’ Urum and Pontic ‘Greek’, its members are recognised as Greeks in Georgia but not always in Greece. Carefully following interviewees 
[...]


Beichelt_Ambivalenzen ©Franz Steiner Verlag

Timm Beichelt, Clara M. Frysztacka, Claudia Weber, Susann Worschech (Hg.): Ambivalenzen der Europäisierung. Beiträge zur Neukonzeptionalisierung der Geschichte und Gegenwart Europas,
Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2021.


(=Reihe Europäische Geschichte in Quellen und Essays, Bd. 5)

[Detailed information in German]

Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies (ZIP)

Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast: (A)symmetry in economic relations? German–Polish integration in the EU single market, in: Elżbieta Opiłowska, Monika Sus (Hg.): Poland and Germany in the European Union: The Multidimensional Dynamics of Bilateral Relations, London: Routledge, 2021, Kap. 7.

Since the transformation of the 1990s German companies have invested more than €30 billion in Poland. By contrast, Polish foreign direct investment in Germany is just at a level of around €2 billion. In the light of these figures, can one speak of ‘(a)symmetry in economic relations’? 
[...]


Anna M. Steinkamp: The Dynamics of Economic Development in the Polish–German Border Region: The Example of the State of Brandenburg and Lubuskie Voivodeship, in: Elżbieta Opiłowska, Monika Sus (Hg.): Poland and Germany in the European Union: The Multidimensional Dynamics of Bilateral Relations, London: Routledge, 2021, S. 275-288.

Poland’s accession to the EU in 2004 and freedom of establishment for Poles in Germany in 2011 have been a driving force for economic cooperation and development in the German–Polish border region. Gross monthly wages in the business sector in the Lubuskie Voivodeship have increased rapidly 
[...]


Florian Peters: „Rette sich, wer kann!“ Die wirtschaftlichen Reformanläufe der polnischen Kommunisten in den 1980er-Jahren, in: Jahrbuch für Historische Kommunismusforschung, 2020, S. 105-119.

This paper traces the contradictory evolution of Polish communists' approaches to economic reform during the 1980s and situates them in the context of the turbulent social and political dynamics of the decade. [...]

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