The Global Administrative Law of Science

  • Matthias Ruffert
  • Sebastian Steinecke

Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 228)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Matthias Ruffert, Sebastian Steinecke
    Pages 1-4
  3. Matthias Ruffert, Sebastian Steinecke
    Pages 5-14
  4. Matthias Ruffert, Sebastian Steinecke
    Pages 15-28
  5. Matthias Ruffert, Sebastian Steinecke
    Pages 29-53
  6. Matthias Ruffert, Sebastian Steinecke
    Pages 55-88
  7. Matthias Ruffert, Sebastian Steinecke
    Pages 89-111
  8. Matthias Ruffert, Sebastian Steinecke
    Pages 113-118
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-140

About this book


We live in a world of science. Yet this is impossible without a legally guaranteed freedom to practise it. Findings with regard to the elements of such freedom can be deduced from an analysis of international and domestic provisions and principles. There are a plethora of international institutions, legal rules and global norms for the purpose of the international governance of science. The institutions and rules are to be interpreted in light of this freedom to guarantee the continuous existence of the knowledge-based society by means of a global administrative law of science. These aspects were analysed in a research project funded by the German Research Foundation. The book’s purpose is to present the jurisprudential results. In addition, empirical results are collected in a freely available database. The study is composed of 5 parts: The Concept of Science/Global Administrative Law/Constitutional Basis: The Freedom of Science/Institutional Design/Governance Mechanisms.


Freedom of Science Global Administrative Law Global Governance Law of Science Transnational Law

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthias Ruffert
    • 1
  • Sebastian Steinecke
    • 2
  1. 1., Rechtswissenschaftliche FakultätFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Thuringian Ministry of Education, SciencErfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft e.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21358-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21359-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-4770
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