Policies and laws are developed by various actors – public, private and mixed – and at various levels: local, regional, national, European, international and transnational. This research line examines how this affects
- the powers of and relations between the various levels of authority and their dynamics,
- traditional principles of state organization, democracy, fundamental rights protection, judicial protection, rule of law, the separation of powers, federalism, and the hierarchy of rules, and
- the position of individuals.
The core question is: how do we conceive constitutional principles and define legal relations in the face of the challenges that governance in a multi-level context entails? For federalism studies within this research line, Government and Law is a member of the International Association of Centers for Federal Studies.