Professor; Professor of European and Mediterranean Studies
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies 285 Mercer, 7th Floor New York, NY 10003
Christine Landfried is Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She currently holds the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at New York University. She has studied Political Science, History, and International Law at the University of Heidelberg and at Harvard University. She was president of the German Political Science Association from 1997-2000. Since 2010 she is a member of the Scientific Council of the Social Science Research Center at Berlin. She analyzes the role of Constitutional Courts in democracies, the impact of campaign finance on democratic legitimacy and the process of European integration. With her work on the European Union she aims at exploring the conditions that allow to enhance the positive potential of cultural, economic, and political difference for democratic governance. Her publications include Constitutional Review and Legislation (1988), The Judicialization of Politics in Germany (1994), Parteifinanzen und politische Macht (Campaign Finance and Political Power 2nd ed. 2004), Das Entstehen einer europäischen Öffentlichkeit (The Emergence of a European Public Sphere, 2004), Das politische Europa (The Political Dimension of Europe, 2nd ed. 2005), Difference as a Potential for European Constitution Making (2006), The Concept of Difference (2011), and Never-Ending Crisis? Germany and the Future of Europe (2013).