Arbeitsbereich: Law

Prof. Dr. Martin Morlok

21. March 2018

Prof. Dr. Martin Morlok held the Chair of Public Law, Legal Theory and Sociology of Law at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf from 2002 to 2018. From 1997 to 2011, he was director of the Institute for German and International Party Law and Party Research (PRuF). Prof. Dr. Morlok has been retired since 2018.

His research focuses on constitutional law, parliamentary law, party law, religious law, state liability law, and methodology

Prof. Dr. Harald Hofmann

19. March 2018

Prof. Dr. Harald Hofmann teaches at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration NRW. He is Professor of Law, Administration and Local Self-Government. He was four times advisor to the parliament of the Federal State of North-Rhine-Westphalia, concerning the reforms of the municipal law and participation.

His research concentrates on Political Participation. He is Deputy-Chairman of the “PhD programme Online Partici-
pation” and member of the “Research-group Political Participation FHöV”.

Prof. Dr. Frank Bätge

14. March 2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Bätge is professor at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration North Rhine-Westphalia. He is also a lecturer at the German University of Admini-
strative Sciences in Speyer and at the NRW School of Governance at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Prior to his appointment as professor, he held a leading position in local government.

His research interests lie in the field of municipal law and the law of political participation in the form of elections, decisions by citizens and informal forms of participation. In this context, he is particularly interested in legal questions of online participation and e-demcracy. He was consulted by parliaments as an expert. Prof. Dr. Bätge has written various publications and reports on these fields. He is editor of the journal named municipal electoral practice and the scientific publication series named Special Administrative Law.

Dr. Thomas Weiler

9. March 2018

Thomas Weiler, ass.iur., was a research assistant at the Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung NRW (now: Hochschule für Polizei und öffentliche Verwaltung des Landes NRW) in Cologne. He studied law, political science, modern history and Scandinavian studies at Saarland University, Lund University (Sweden) and Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. In 1999-2000 he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Government at Harvard University.
In his doctoral thesis at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, he dealt with the legal requirements for mandatory online participation at the municipal level in North Rhine-Westphalia. He teaches at the HSPV in Cologne and is admitted to the bar in Bonn. He is particularly interested in electronic elections and voting in the European context and has also published on this topic.