The Federal Constitutional Court enjoys a far higher level of trust among citizens than any other state organ in Germany. But that trust could be quickly eroded if an authoritarian populist party decided to turn against the Court, particularly in the case of electoral victories at state and federal levels. This paper examines which features of the German constitutional and legal order an authoritarian populist party could exploit to undermine and ultimately take control of the Federal Constitutional Court, and which options exist to improve the Court’s resilience against such a challenge.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
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