Der Staat (STAAT)

Journal for Theory of the State, Constitutional History and German and European Public Law

Edited by Armin von Bogdandy, Rolf Grawert, Anna-Bettina Kaiser, Oliver Lepsius, Nora Markard, Christoph Möllers, Fritz Ossenbühl, Walter Pauly, Tine Stein, Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Uwe Volkmann, Andreas Voßkuhle, Rainer Wahl

Release period 4 issues per year with a of number of pages of approx. 648 pp./vol. Language: German

ISSN 0038-884X (Print)
ISSN 1865-5203 (Online)

About Journal

According to its subheading, »Der Staat« is a »Journal for the Theory of the State, Constitutional History and German and European Public Law«. Instead of an ahistorical approach, »Der Staat« describes and analyses its object as to what it has become, the conditions of its creation, existence and development, its concrete achievements and endangerments, as well as in the comparison with the understanding of the state and state actions in other countries today especially within the European context. The journal intends to examine the fundamentals of today’s statehood, analyze the concrete and current developments and classify them within the further contexts of the respective dogmatics within both the jurisprudence and the legitimation discourse in Germany and Europe.

In addition, there are current topics such as »Public services in the changing forms of the state« and »International law as public law: Contours of a legal framework for global governance« or topics that are especially tailored to German problems such as »German revolutions – ›legal revolutions‹?« »Der Staat« is not committed to a special school or philosophy; however, the journal continues to assume that, despite the numerous relativizations of its previously more extensive sovereignty and despite the various transgressions on the level of the unitary state through internal differentiations (federalism) and external disincorporation (trans- and supranational organizations) the level of the national state is still a central attribution organization, political and juridical, as well as for the self-conceptions of the citizens and the peoples. Analyzing the increasingly complex circumstances for the citizens, as well as for the representatives of politics and law, in an up-to-date and fundamental way – this is the objective of »Der Staat«.

All articles are reviewed in a single-blind peer review process.

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The journal is also archived in: PORTICO

Open Access Articles

  Overview of all Open Access-Articles of the journal »Der Staat«


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Editorial Office

Executive Editor:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Lepsius
Bispinghof 24-25
48143 Münster


Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Anna-Bettina Kaiser, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Oliver Lepsius, Münster
Prof. Dr. Nora Markard, Münster
Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Walter Pauly, Jena
Prof. Dr. Tine Stein, Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Uwe Volkmann, Frankfurt a. M.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Voßkuhle, Freiburg

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement (PDF)

All articles are reviewed in a single-blind peer review process.

No liability for unsolicited manuscripts, return only if return postage is enclosed. Submission of the manuscript constitutes an offer to transfer exclusive publishing rights for the period until the copyright expires. The declaration of acceptance can be made formally or implicitly by printing the manuscript. The transferred publishing right also includes the authority to store the manuscript in a database and to make further reproductions for commercial purposes by any possible method. The author retains the right to grant other publishers simple permission to reprint the work after the expiry of one year; the author shall be entitled to any royalties arising therefrom.

DER STAAT – Advises regarding the formal text design in German language (PDF)


248 Hits

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 62, Issue 4
2023. p. 579–773

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 62, Issue 3
2023. p. 373–577

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 62, Issue 2
2023. p. 181–372

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 62, Issue 1
2023. p. 1–179

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 61, Issue 4
2022. p. 539–735

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 61, Issue 3
2022. p. 349–538

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 61, Issue 2
2022. p. 167–348

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 61, Issue 1
2022. p. 1–166

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 60, Issue 4
2021. p. 523–708

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 60, Issue 3
2021. p. 353–521

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 60, Issue 2
2021. p. 171–351

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 60, Issue 1
2021. p. 1–169

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 59, Issue 4
2020. p. 485–652

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 59, Issue 3
2020. p. 315–483

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 59, Issue 2
2020. p. 155-313

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 59, Issue 1
2020. p. 1–154

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 58, Issue 4
2019. p. 503–672

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 58, Issue 3
2019. p. 321–501

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 58, Issue 2
2019. p. 161–319

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 58, Issue 1
2019. p. 1–160

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 57, Issue 4
2018. p. 495–661

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 57, Issue 3
2018. p. 321–494

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 57, Issue 2
2018. p. 165–320

Der Staat (STAAT), Volume 57, Issue 1
2018. p. 1–163

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