Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Prof. Dr. Florian Hoffmann

Franz Haniel Chair for Public Policy

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+49 (0) 361/737-4660

Office:

House 39/ Room 0206

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Florian Hoffmann is the Franz Haniel Chair of Public Policy and the Director of the Willy Brandt School. Prior to joining the School in 2010, Prof. Hoffmann taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He holds a doctoral degree in law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), an LL.M. from the PUC-Rio and a BSc in Law and Government from the LSE. His work has generally focused on the interface between law and politics, with his main research interest having been in international law and human rights. He was a co-founder of the European Society of International Law and is a member of the editorial team of the German Law Journal. He has, amongst others, been a consultant with the World Bank and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Research Interests

  • Social Rights and Rights-Based Development
  • International Law and International Legal Theory
  • Law and/in Public Policy
  • Methodological Foundations of Applied Social Sciences
  • Knowledge Networks and E-Governance
  • Governance in Emerging States
  • Public Health

Research Associate

Engagements

Standpunkt zur Public Policy-Ausbildung in Deutschland

15.04.201417:07

Ein Kommentar von Prof. Dr. Florian Hoffmann, Direktor der Willy Brandt School of Public Policy der Universität Erfurt als Reaktion auf die Debatte um die Insolvenz der Humboldt-Viadrina...Read more

"A New Magical Quadrangle?": Toward a New Sustainable Economic Policy

24.05.201315:48

On May 22 the Friedrich Ebert Foundation brought together financial and economic experts to discuss new concepts for a sustainable economic policy in Germany. The discussion with leading...Read more

Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

15.01.201315:42

Prof. Hoffmann acted as an expert consultant to the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Ms. Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, in the last stage of the drafting process of...Read more

Professional Schools in Public Universities

10.12.201200:00

Prof. Hoffmann participated in a one-day workshop organized by the Mercator Foundation on the role of Professional Schools in Public Universities.Read more

Smashing the Machine

10.09.201216:30

The Troubled Legacy of Kantorowicz’s Kampf and the Perpetual Struggle to ‘Free’ Law from FormalismRead more

Conference at PUC Rio "Radical Politics and Law"

10.04.201210:54

From 9-10 April 2012 Prof. Florian Hoffmann participated in a two-day conference Radical Politics and Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.Read more

Selected Publications

„Dignity: A Framework for Vulnerable Groups“
Swiss Initiative to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 2009

„Derrida and Legal Philosophy“
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

"Accountability for Social and Economic Rights in Brazil”
In:
Courting Social Justice. Cambridge: Univ
ersity Press, 2008

"In Quite a State: trials and tribulations of an old concept in new times"
In: Progress in International Law. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing, 2007

"Human Rights, the Self, and the Other – reflections on a pragmatic theory of human rights"
In: International Law and Its Others. Cambridge: University Press, 2006

"A Beacon of Light in the Dark?"
In: Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping. Tokyo: UNU Press, 2007

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