Prof. Dr. Hans Vorländer

Vorländer vor Schriftzug 1 © Eric Münch

chairholder

Name

Prof. Dr. Hans Vorländer

Director, Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy

Organization Name

Professur für Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte

Professur für Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte

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Visitor Address:

von-Gerber-Bau, Room 231 Bergstraße 53

01069 Dresden

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Hans Vorländer, born 1954 in Wuppertal, Germany, studied Law, Political Science and Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn and Geneva. He got his Ph. D. degree from the University of Bonn in 1980. Vorländer was a Research Associate and Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass./USA in 1984/85 and in 1986/87).

He taught at the University of Frankfurt/Main and at the University of Essen. Since 1993 he has been Professor of Political Science at the University of Dresden, where he holds the Chair for Political Theory and the History of Political Ideas. From 1997 to 2000 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and as a Senator of his University.

In 2001 and 2006 Vorländer was Visiting Professor and Directeur d'études at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris. Since 1996 he has been Visiting Professor for Political Theory at the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, in 2010 he was Visiting Professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and at Instituto Tecnológico Autónoma de México (ITAM), Mexico City.

From 2000 to 2008 he was Vice Chairman of the Collaborative Research Center 537 "Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit/Institutionality and Historicity". From 2001 until 2003 Vorländer was President of the German Association of Political Science. He was Chairman of the Scientific Council of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education from 2001 to 2005. Since 2007 he is Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy, which he founded.

From 2009 until 2014 he was Chairman of the Collaborative Research Center 804 "Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn/Transcendence and Common Sense" at the University of Dresden, which he founded; it was funded by the German Research Foundation. In 2013 Vorländer was elected as President of the University of Erfurt, but he did not accept. Vorländer is a member of several national and international Editorial and Advisory Boards. He published more than 200 articles in national and international journals and books.

Focus of Research

  • Political Theory
  • History of Political Ideas
  • Constitutionalism and the Constitution
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism

Curriculum Vitae

2013

Elected President of Erfurt University (declined)

2010

Visiting Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Instituto Technólogico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City

2010 - 2013

Director of the Project “Die Konstitutionalisierung transnationaler Räume: Emergente Verfassungsprozesse und konstitutionelle Deutungssemantik in der politikwissenschaftlichen Analyse” (DFG)

2009 - 2014

Founder and Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 804 "Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn/Transcendence and Common Sense"

2009 - 2014                         

Director of the Project H "Demokratische Ordnung zwischen Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn" of SFB 804 "Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn/Transcendence and Common Sense"

since 2009                        

Co-editor of “Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft”

since 2007                

Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism and Democracy

2006     

Chair of Political Science at the University of Luzern, Switzerland (declined)

2006; 2001

Professeur invité et Directeur d’études, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

2001 - 2003          

President of the German Association of Political Science

2001 - 2005

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Federal Agency for Civic Education

2000-2008

Deputy Speaker of SFB 537 "Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit"

1997 - 2008

Director of the Project „Verfassung als institutionelle Ordnung des Politischen“ of SFB 537 “Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit”

1997 - 2000

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science and Senator of TU Dresden

1994 - 1995

Director of the Institute of Political Science, TU Dresden

since 1993

Full Professor of Political Science and Chair of Political Theory and History of Political Thought, TU Dresden

1991

Habilitation, University of Essen

1987 - 1993

Visiting Professor of Political Science, Universities of Frankfurt and Essen

1986 - 1987

Research Associate, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

1985 - 1986
1984 - 1985

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Essen

1984 - 1985

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard

1981 - 1984

Seminar Director and Lecturer at the Theodor Heuss Academy, Gummersbach

1980

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Bonn

1975 - 1980

Studies in Law, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, University of Bonn and University of Geneva

Research Honours

since 2014 Member of the International Expert Commission, Free State of Bavaria 
since 2012 Founder and Director of the Dresden Summer School in Cooperation with Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden, Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, Sächsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek
since 2012 Member of the Scientific Board of Lucerne Conference, Luzern
since 2010 Member of the DFG-Select Committee on Villa Vigoni Talks, Loveno di Menaggio
since 2010 Member of the Board of Dresden-Concept and Chairman of the Scientific Area Committee "Culture and Knowledge" (Network of TU Dresden and Cultural Research Institutions in Dresden)
2010 - 2012 Member of the Working Group "Rechtswissenschaften" of the German Council of Science 
since 2009                                     

Member of the Committee of Experts “Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt” (Federal Ministry of the Interior, since 2009)

since 2009    

Co-editor of “Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft”

2009 - 2014    

Member of  the Committee „Programmkommission Thüringen“

since 2008

Member of the Committee of Experts Biennale Democrazia, Turin

since 2008

Member of the Comité Científico del Instituto Electoral del Destrito Federal, Mexico City

since 2005

Member of the International Committee, Filosofia Politica

since 2003

Member of the Advisory Board, Institute of European Constitutional Science, Hagen

since 2002

Corresponding Member of the Bavarian American Academy

2001-2005

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Federal Agency for Civic Education

2001-2003

President of the German Association of Political Science

2000-2006

Vice Chairman of the Advisory Board, Federal President Theodor-Heuss-Foundation

1996-2000

Member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Foundation “Archive of Parties and Mass Organizations of the German Democratic Republic”

Projects

since 2014 Der gute Bürger. Erwartungshorizonte und Zuschreibungspraxen (Fritz Thyssen Foundation)
since 2011                                          

   La démocratie face aux enjeux environnementaux"

2010 - 2014                  

Die Konstitutionalisierung transnationaler Räume: Emergente Verfassungs­prozesse und konstitutionelle Deutungssemantik in der politikwissen­schaft­lichen Analyse (DFG)

2009 - 2014

Project H „Demokratische Ordnung zwischen Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn“ des SFB 804 „Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn“ (DFG)

2008-2009

60 Jahre Grundgesetz – Deutsche Identität im Spannungsfeld zwischen Europäisierung und Regionalisierung (DFG)

2007-2009

Territoires, populations et citoyenneté en Europe" (CNRS)

2006-2009

Concurrences de légitimité, types de contestation et transformations du statut de l’Etat dans les sociétés européennes  (ANR)

2000-2009

Project G Europäisches Graduiertenkolleg 625 "Institutionelle Ordnun­gen, Schrift und Symbole/Ordres institutionnels, écrit et symboles" (DFG)

1997-2008

Project I „Verfassung als institutionelle Ordnung des Politischen“ des SFB 537 “Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit” (DFG)

1994-1997

Nationale Identität und Staatsbürgerschaft in der multikulturellen Gesellschaft der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika" (DFG)

1986-1987

Die amerikanische Ideologie: Eine Untersuchung zur amerikanischen liberalen Tradition (DFG)

1984-1985

The American Constitutional Tradition. A Comparative Analysis (John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, Harvard University)

Publications (selection)

  • Verfassung und Konsens, Berlin 1981
  • Sozialer Liberalismus (co-ed.), Göttingen 1986
  • Verfall oder Renaissance des Liberalismus? (ed.), München 1987
  • Liberale Demokratie in Europa und den USA (co-ed.), Frankfurt am Main / New York 1990
  • Hegemonialer Liberalismus. Politisches Denken und politische Kultur in den USA 1776–1920, Frankfurt am Main / New York 1997
  • Nationale Identität und Staatsbürgerschaft in den USA, Opladen 2001
  • Integration durch Verfassung (ed.), Wiesbaden 2002
  • Geltungsgeschichten. Über die Stabilisierung und Legitimierung institutioneller Ordnungen (ed.), Köln / Wien / Weimar 2002
  • Zur Ästhetik der Demokratie (ed.), Stuttgart 2003
  • Gewalt und die Suche nach weltpolitischer Ordnung (ed.). Baden-Baden 2004
  • Politische Reform in der Demokratie (ed.), Baden-Baden 2005
  • Die Deutungsmacht der Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit (ed.), Wiesbaden 2006
  • Die Verfassung. Idee und Geschichte, München, 3rd edition 2009
  • Demokratie. Geschichte, Formen, Theorien. München, 2nd edition 2010
  • Revolution und demokratische Neugründung (ed.), Dresden 2011
  • Transzendenz und die Konstitution von Ordnungen (ed.), Berlin / Boston 2013
  • Demokratie und Tanszendenz. Die Begründung politischer Ordnungen (ed.), Bielefeld 2013.
  • Transzendenz, Praxis und Politik bei Kant (ed.) Transzendenz, Praxis und Politik bei Kant, Berlin, Akademie-Verlag 2013
  • Wer geht zu Pegida und warum? Eine empirische Untersuchung von PEGIDA-Demonstranten in Dresden. Schriften zur Verfassungs- und Demokratieforschung 1/2015
  • PEGIDA. Entwicklung, Zusammensetzung und Deutung einer Empörungsbewegung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2016

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