…to the research project “The Federal Constitutional Court as a Veto Player.“

We welcome you at the webpage of the research project “The Federal Constitutional Court as a Veto Player“, conducted at Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany) and the University of Mannheim (Germany). The project aims to understand the interaction between a constitutional court, the executive and legislative branches as well as the society at large. In order to assess the relationships, we use the German political system with its Federal Constitutional Court as our major case. The Constitutional Court Database (CCDB) is the primary outcome of the project. It contains information on Constitutional Court decisions and links them to data on legislative proceedings as well as the political and societal context.

From 2011 to 2015 the project was funded by the German National Science Foundation (DFG) and part of the Eigth’s Research Programme of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).

On the following pages we invite you to learn more about the projectthe team behind the project, and first research contributions.