Helle Krunke

Helle Krunke

Professor

Head of the PhD School, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.

Responsible for "Institutional Constitutional Law and EU Constitutional Law", 2nd year, and a number of master courses.

First Vice President and member of the Excecutive Committee for International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL): http://www.iacl-aidc.org/en/.

Danish partner and teamleader in the Horizon2020 project DEMOS on 'Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe': https://demos-h2020.eu/en/.

https://demos-h2020.eu/en/.

Danish partner and teamleader in the Jean Monet Network 'BRIDGE' on the future of the European Union: https://bridgenetwork.eu/

PI for the NOS-HS-funded network 'CONNOR 2030: Constitutionalism in the Nordics' on current trends in Constitutional Law Research.   

 

 

 

Primary fields of research

Constitutional Law

Comparative Constitutional Law

EU Constitutional Law

EU Law 

Current research

Selected invited paper presentations: University of Oxford (2015 and 2019), University of Sorbonne (2014, 2015 and 2016), European University Institute (2014, 2016 and 2018), University College London (2019), LUISS (2015, 2016 and 2017), University of Kent (2015 and 2018), University of Oslo (2015 and 2016), University of Sienna (2017), Foundation for European Progressive Studies & Sheffield Political Economy Reserach Institute & Policy Network, Brussels (2017), City University of Hong Kong (2017), University of Melbourne (2017), University of New South Wales (2017) and IACL conference in Shanghai (2018).

Research topics include:

European integration

Solidarity (fortcoming book at Cambridge University Press on 'Transantional Solidarity. Concept, Challenges and Opportunities')

Demographic challenges, social and pension welfare reforms, generational justice and democracy

Constitutional identity - contributing to a.o. a resarch project on 'Constitutional Identity in a Europe of Multilevel Constitutionalism' led by Prof. Christian Calliess, Freie Universität, Berlin

Developments in Europe towards more direct demoracy

Impact of digitalization on democracy and Constitutional Law in general - member of the Scientific Board of the reserach network IMODEV - Improving Public Policies in a Digital World, Universuty of Sorbonne

Constitutional change - formal and informal (member of Research Group on Constitution Making and Constitutional Change, under IACL)

Rule of Law (member of Research Group on Rule of Law Tradtions of the World, under IACL)

Judges as guardians of constitutionalism and human rights - cooperation between CECS and EUI, Forence, Italy:  https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/judges-as-guardians-of-constitutionalism-and-human-rights.

Contributing to EU reserach project on 'The Role and of Future of National Constitututions in European and Global Governance' led by Anneli Albi, University of Kent, UK, financed by the ERC. 

Comparative Nordic Constitutional Law:  https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/the-nordic-constitutions-9781509910946/.

Textbook in institutional Constitutional Law and EU Constitutional Law

Referee/review:

Helle Krunke performs reviews for international publishers and international journals such as European Constitutional Law Review (CUP) and European Political Science Review (CUP). 

Teaching

Course supervisor "Constitutional Law and EU Constitutional Law, institutions", second year, BA

Course supervisor for the following master courses: Advanced EU Constitutional Law, EU International Relations Law, International Diplomatic Law and Praktisk forfatningsret i en politisk verden, MA

Lectures in “Constitutional Law and EU Constitutional Law, institutions”, lectures, second year

 

Selected publications

  1. In preparation

    Transnational Solidarity: Concept, Challenges and Opportunities

    Krunke, H. (ed.), Petersen, H. (ed.) & Manners, I. J. (ed.), 2019, (In preparation) Cambridge University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The Nordic Constitutions: A Comparative and Contextual Study

    Krunke, H. (ed.) & Thorarersen, B. (ed.), 2018, Oxford: Hart Publishing. 258 p. (Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law, Vol. 23).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Judges as Guardians of Constitutionalism and Human Rights

    Scheinin, M. (ed.), Krunke, H. (ed.) & Aksenova, M. (ed.), 2016, Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The Danish Ajos-case – the missing case from Maastricht and Lisbon

    Krunke, H. & Klinge, S., 2018, In : European Papers - A Journal on Law and Integration. 3, 1, p. 157-182 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Courts as protectors of the people: constitutional identity, popular legitimacy and human rights

    Krunke, H., 2016, Judges as Guardians of Constitutionalism and Human Rights. Scheinin, M., Krunke, H. & Aksenova, M. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK - Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 71-95 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  6. In preparation

    Constitutional Identity in the Nordic Countries 1950-2015

    Krunke, H., 2019, (In preparation) Internationalization and Re-Confessionalization: Law and Religion in the Nordic Realm 1945-2017. Slotte, P., Gregersen, N. & Årsheim, H. (eds.). University Press of Southern Denmark/Copenhagen Business School Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  7. Accepted/In press

    Global Values, International Organisations and Constitutional Change

    Krunke, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Handbook on Comparative Constitutional Change. Contiades, X. & Fotiadou, A. (eds.). Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Constitutional Identity in Denmark

    Krunke, H., 2019, Constitutional Identity in a Europe of Multilevel Constitutionalism. Calliess, C. & van der Schyff, G. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 114-133 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Towards Increased Citizen Participation in Europe: Impact of Current Developments on Political Decision Making and Democracy

    Krunke, H. & Dalsgaard, J. C., 2016, In : International Journal of Open Governments/Revue Internationale des Gouvernements Ouverts. 2016, 2, p. 107-130 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Sovereignty, constitutional identity, direct democracy? Direct democracy as a national strategy for upholding the nation state in EU integration

    Krunke, H., 2017, Participatory Constitutional Change: The People as Amenders of the Constitution. Contiades, X. & Fontidou, A. (eds.). Oxon, UK - New York, US: Routledge, p. 191-208 18 p. (Comparative Constitutional Change Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    National Citizenship and EU Citizenship: What Actual Competence is Left for the Member States in the Field of Citizenship?

    Krunke, H. & Schulyok, F., 2014, The EU Between "an Ever Closer Union" and Inalienable Policy Domains of Member States. Giegerich, T., Gstrein, O. J. & Zeitzmann, S. (eds.). Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, p. 107-152 46 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    The Danish Lisbon Judgment: Danish Supreme Court, Case 199/2012, Judgment of 20 February 2013

    Krunke, H., 2014, In : European Constitutional Law Review. 10, 3, p. 542-570 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    Freedom of information and Open Government in Denmark: Progress or deterioration

    Krunke, H., 2015, Revue Internationale des Gouvernements Ouverts: International Journal of Open Government. Bouhadana, I., Gilles, W. & Weaver, R. (eds.). Paris: Les Éditions IMODEV, Vol. 2015. p. 65-76 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    Pensionsreform: De retlige grænser og muligheder. Berettigede forventinger. Generationsfordeling. Demokrati

    Krunke, H., 2010, København: Djøf Forlag. 349 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Prøvelse af lovligheden af Danmarks deltagelse i Irak-krigen

    Krunke, H., 2010, In : Juristen. 8, p. 226-232 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    Lissabonsagen - Med magt følger ansvar

    Krunke, H., 2013, In : Juristen. 95, 5, p. 216-225 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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