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André Brodocz graduated "with distinction" from the Philipps University of Marburg in 1996 with a diploma in political science, sociology and modern German literature. His diploma thesis on "Structural Coupling through Associations" appeared in abridged form in the journal "Social Systems". In 2001, he received his doctorate from the TU Dresden with "summa cum laude". His dissertation thesis on "The Symbolic Dimension of the Constitution", supervised by Hans Vorländer, was awarded by the Faculty of Philosophy of the TU Dresden as the best dissertation of 2001. There he habilitated in 2007 in the subject "Political Science" with his thesis on "The Power of the Judiciary". Since 2009, André Brodocz has been Professor of Political Theory at the University of Erfurt. From 2011 to 2015 and 2018 to 2021, he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences.
2011 - 2015 and 2018 - 2021 Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt
2016 - 2018 Member of the University Council of the University of Erfurt
2011 - 2016 Member of the Senate of the University of Erfurt
9/2014 Guest lecturer at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik
since 2010 associate member of the Center for Constitutional and Democracy Studies
2010- 2011 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt
2010 Founder of the "Zeitschrift für Politische Theorie" (together with Prof. Dr. Marcus Llanque and Prof. Dr. Gary Schaal)
since 2009 Trusted Lecturer of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
since 2009 Professor of Political Theory at the University of Erfurt
2007: Habilitation in political science with a paper on "The Power of the Judiciary" (reviewers: Hans Vorländer, Hubertus Buchstein and Gerhard Göhler)
WS 2007/2008 and WS 2008/09 substitute for the Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at the TU Dresden
2007 - 2010 Member of the DFG-funded network "Constructivist Conflict Research" (NeKoKo)
2003-2009 Founding board member of the DVPW-theme group "Constitution and Politics" (together with Marcus Llanque)
2003-2011 Member of the Board of the Section "Political Theories and History of Ideas" in the DVPW (2008-2011 as speaker)
2003-2008 Speaker of the wiss. Employee and member of the board of the Collaborative Research Center 537 "Institutionality and Historicity
2001 Awarded the graduate prize for the best dissertation 2001 by the Faculty of Philosophy of the TU Dresden
2001-2008 scientific employee in the project "Constitution as Institutional Order of the Political" at the Collaborative Research Center 537 "Institutionality and Historicity" at the TU Dresden
2001: Doctorate (Dr. phil.) with a dissertation on "The Symbolic Dimension of the Constitution. A Contribution to Institutional Theory" at the Faculty of Philosophy of the TU Dresden with "summa cum laude" (supervisor: Hans Vorländer, further reviewers: Karl-Siegbert Rehberg and Rainer Schmalz-Bruns)
1997-2001 employee at the Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at the TU Dresden.
1991-1996 Studies of Political Science, Sociology and Modern German Literature at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Diploma "with Distinction
André Brodocz's research interests lie in the areas of institutional theory, interpretive power, conflict theory, and constitutional justice.
The Grounding of Political Order. A foray through Hans Vorländer's fields of research. In: The Constitution of the Political, Festschrift for Hans Vorländer, Springer VS Wiesbaden 2014 (co-edited with D. Herrmann, R. Schmidt, D. Schulz, J. Schulze Wessel). Springer Link.
Variations of Power. (Publication Series of the Section Political Theories and History of Ideas of the German Political Science Association) Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2013 (together with Stefanie Hammer).
"For political scientists and sociologists, this volume is a useful tool for keeping up to date with the latest research on power." Politische Vierteljahresschrift (4/2013)
Experience as Argument. On the renaissance of a basic concept in the history of ideas. (Publication Series of the Section Political Theories and History of Ideas of the German Political Science Association, vol. 11.) Ed. by A. Brodocz. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2007
Political theories of the present I. 2nd, updated and expanded edition. Opladen: UTB, 2006 (ed. together with Gary Schaal).
Political Theories of the Present II. 2nd updated and expanded edition. Opladen/Farmington Hills: UTB, 2006 (co-edited with Gary Schaal).
"The book appears at the right time." Sezession (12/2006) "Une riche volume." Francia (2/2006) "A rich thesaurus for institutional theory." Historische Zeitschrift (282/2006) "Historically multifaceted." Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft (4/2006) "An important and interesting contribution to the study of the genesis, perpetuation, and loss of power in institutional orders." H-Soz-u-Kult (2005)
"A study that significantly broadens the field of constitutional theory." Politische Vierteljahresschrift (3/2005) "It is quite likely that this work will become a standard work in its field." Die öffentliche Verwaltung (21/2005) "Indeed, there can be no doubt about the importance of the symbolic power of a constitution for the integration of the most diverse social interests into the free democratic basic order of a community." Yearbook Extremism and Democracy (2004)
Political Theories of the Present I. Opladen: UTB, 2002 (ed. together with Gary Schaal).
Political Theories of the Present II. Opladen: UTB, 2002 (ed. together with Gary Schaal; updated new edition of 2.1).
Political Theories of the Present II. Opladen: UTB, 2001 (ed. together with Gary Schaal).
"The two volumes are useful, inexpensive, and recommended." The Historical-Political Book (4/2003)
Political theories of the present - An introduction. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 1999 (ed. together with Gary Schaal).
"Political theory in an overview worth reading." politik unterricht aktuell (1-2/2001) "The contributions are generally of high quality." Journal of Political Science (3/2000) "Excellent as a teaching text." Politische Vierteljahresschrift (4/2000)
Contributions to professional journals and anthologies
Can Women Only Be Represented by Women? On the State of Research on the Descriptive and Substantive Representation of Women in Parliaments on the Occasion of the Parity Rulings in Brandenburg and Thuringia. In: Journal of Political Theory 12 (2021), pp. 107-132.
No Window to the Court. Commentary on Sebastian Huhnholz's view in the future of political theory in interpretive competition with economics. In: Journal of Political Theory 11 (2020), pp. 101-105.
"Uncontrolled Immigration. On a topos in the narrative of the refugee crisis. In Mirko Breitenstein/ Jörg Sonntag (eds.) Disorder: Expressions of an Amorphous Phenomenon in Human History Essays in Honour of Gert Melville. Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2020, pp. 225-241.
"Disenchanted Yourselves!" How Crisis Narratives Block a Normative Form Change of Democracy, in Winfried Thaa/ Christian Volk (eds.): Formwandel der Demokratie, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2018, pp. 57-79.
Tabula rasa in Poland. On the politics of interpretive power in democratic orders. In Stephanie Wodianka/ Yves Bizeul (eds.): Myth and tabula rasa. Absolute beginning and total erasure as a form of thought. Bielefeld: transcript 2018, pp. 41-58.
Special Section "Authority Building in Internationally Administered Territories" in Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 11:4 (2017) (ed. together with Thorsten Bonacker).
Introduction: Authority Building in Internationally Administered Territories In: journal of intervention and statebuilding. - London [et al.] : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group . - Vol. 11, 2017, 4, pp. 395-408(with Thorsten Bonacker).
Interpretive struggles before the eyes of the people. On the dynamization of democratic orders through ocular practices In: Dominik Hammer, Marie Kajewski (eds.): Ocular Democracy. The citizen as spectator, transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2017. edition Politik vol. 48, pp. 87-113.
Counterdemocracy in Saxon In: Is Saxony Different? Reflecting on Homeland and Identity, Democracy and Politics, special issue of the journal Sächsische Heimatblätter 1/2017, Sächsische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, pp. 65-69 (together with Stefanie Hammer).
Counterdemocracy in Saxon In: Sächsische Heimatblätter, journal for Saxon history, regional studies, nature and environment, 63rd year issue1/2017, pp. 65-69 (together with Stefanie Hammer).
Introduction. In André Brodocz, Gary S. Schaal: political theories of the present II. Opladen: UTB, 4th ed. pp. 13-24 (with Gary S. Schaal).
Introduction. In André Brodocz, Gary S. Schaal: Political Theories of the Present I. Opladen: UTB, 4th ed. pp. 13-31 (with Gary S. Schaal).
Television, democracy, and constitutional jurisdiction. In Robert Chr. Van Ooyen / Martin H. W. Möllers (eds.): Handbuch Bundesverfassungsgericht im politischen System. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2nd edition, pp. 389-402 (together with Steven Schäller).
Major and minor upheavals between structure and event. In A. Braune, M. Dreyer, S. Rau, F. Günther, E. Deperade (Eds.): Umbrüche. Festival volume on the 6th Weimar Redez-vous with History. Bad Berka: Thillm, 1st edition 2015, pp.13-18 (together with Andreas Braune).
Constitutional de-paradoxification. on Niklas Luhmann's concept of constitutionIn: Marcus Llanque, Daniel Schulz (eds.): Verfassungsidee und Verfassungspolitik, Oldenburg, De Gruyter: pp.201-207.
The dynamization of democratic orders. In: Renate Martinsen (ed.): Ordnungsbildung und Entgrenzung. Demokratie im Wandel, Wiesbaden, Springer VS 2015, pp. 23-43.
Journal for Political Theory
Journal ofPolitical Theory (since 2010; together with Marcus Llanque and Gary Schaal)
André Brodocz teaches in the BA programs "Economics, Law and Social Sciences" and "International Relations. His regular courses include the lecture "Theory of Democracy" as well as seminars on "Power", "Representative Theories of Democracy", "Theories on the Dark Side of Modern Statehood" and "Global Justice". In the framework of the Studium fundamentale (Stufu) he also offers (more or less) regularly with Gerhard Wegner the interdisciplinary seminar "Capitalism and Democracy".
The current course offerings can be found in the course catalogue of the University of Erfurt and on Moodle.