Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI)

Law and Crisis

This research focus is concerned with the legal implications of current and past crises. It revolves around the question of how law reacts to crisis – and vice versa. Although crisis – literally understood as the moment of decision in a precarious situation – is not a legal term, it already stood in close connection with the law in ancient Greece. The research focus takes up this tradition and juxtaposes the current ubiquitous discourse about crisis with a theoretically informed concept.