Main Researcher: Jonas Präfke & Miriam Siemes
This year, Germany celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Weimar Constitution and the 70th anniversary of its Basic Law. To commemorate its constitutionalizing and democratization process, it is due time to reflect on the lessons learned from Germany's experiences. This leads to important research questions: How have the lessons of the Weimar Republic shaped the German Basic Law of 1949? How does the Basic Law still shape the political debates today? Have Germany's experiences been similar to other world?s regions and broader issue areas? Ultimately, this project hopes to contribute to a debate aimed at raising awareness of the difficulties of state-building processes and the need for continuity and protection of core laws and norms while allowing to adapt to new challenges.