© Florian Meinel

Florian Meinel


Mercator Senior Fellowship

Granting institution

Period of the Fellowship

October 2021 - October 2022

Project title

The future of property

Project description

Florian Meinel explores how the political justification and constitutional design of property rights have changed in different legal cultures: What is the normative and constitutional status of individual economic rights? How must property rights be organized so that their scope and protection can be negotiated in democratic institutions and procedures?

Short biography

Florian Meinel holds the Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law and Political Science at the Faculty of Law at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He studied law at Humboldt University where he was also a senior research fellow. He was a fellow at the German Research Council and elected Member of the Young Academy of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Before joining the law faculty in Göttingen, he was professor of Public Law and Jurisprudence at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.