Andreas Hofmann is a Lecturer in European Union Studies at Leiden University. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne. Before joining the European Union Studies team in Leiden, he worked at the University of Gothenburg and the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin.
Fields of interest
My primary research interest is the role of courts in political processes and judicial procedures as a mode of solving political conflicts. In the past, this interest has mainly focussed on the Court of Justice of the European Union. My current research centres mostly around the use of litigation by interest groups and private companies. Here, I am interested in two questions. First: What makes some interest groups or companies more likely to go to court than others? And second: Are court proceedings a sensible way to solve conflicts, and how do they relate to other modes of conflict resolution?
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