The research of the Kolleg is organised in three research perspectives in order to structure the complex relationship of legal unity and pluralism thematically and to establish a common basis from which comparisons can be drawn.
Beginning with legal norms, the Kolleg’s research examines Phenomena of Plural Legal Orders. Secondly, we focus on forms of plurality and unity in Legal and Judicial Practice. Thirdly, we analyse the relationship between Societal Diversity and Legal Plurality on the basis of the social context of legal arrangements.
While we consider these perspectival approaches to be discrete fields in their own right, we also discuss their mutual interconnections and interdependencies.