Hermann-Josef Blanke

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Hermann-Josef Blanke (born August 26, 1957 in Bad Hamm ) is a German law scholar and university professor .


From 1976 to 1983 Blanke studied law and Romance languages at the universities of Bonn , Madrid and Florence . After the first state examination in 1981 and the second in 1986, he was awarded a Dr. iur. at the University of Osnabrück , with a thesis on federalism and integration violence , PhD . In 1990 and 1991 he was a government assistant for Europe at the State Representation of Lower Saxony, then until 1997 senior scientific assistant at the chair of Klaus Stern at the University of Cologne . There he completed his habilitation in 1997 with a thesis on the protection of trust in German and European administrative law . From 1997 to 2000 teaching positions as a private lecturer at the law faculties of the universities of Trier , Düsseldorf , Cologne and Bonn followed.

Since 2000, Blanke has been a full professor at the Political Science Faculty of the University of Erfurt , where he holds the chair for public law , international law and European integration . During this time he was visiting professor in Argentina , Brazil and Italy .

Blanke was awarded the Cross of Honor of the Order of San Raimundo de Penafort in 2018 .

In May 2019, Blanke submitted a constitutional complaint against the Thuringian University Act to the Federal Constitutional Court as representative of 32 Thuringian university teachers .

Scientific activity

The main research areas are in the Naked State - and administrative law and international law and European law . Since 2002 Blanke has been the editor of the Teoria del diritto e dello Stato series . Since 2005 he has been co-editor of the series Neue Staatswissenschaften and since 2011 member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Public Law and Policy - IJPLAP .

Founders and memberships



  • Federalism and integrative power. The Federal Republic of Germany, Spain, Italy and Belgium as decentralized states in the EC. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1991.
  • Europe on the way to an educational and cultural community (= Cologne writings on European law. Volume 41). Cologne 1994.
  • Protection of legitimate expectations in German and European administrative law. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2000.
  • The Committee of the Regions - Normative Design, Political Role and Administrative Organizational Infrastructure (= Occasional Papers. No. 25). European Center for Research on Federalism, Tübingen 2002.


  • Administrative procedural law in the exam. 9th edition. Beck, 2008 (JuS series).

Editorships (in addition to the journals)

  • UTB: German constitutions. Schöningh, Paderborn 2003.
  • with Stelio Mangiameli : Governing Europe under a Constitution - The Hard Road from the European Treaties to a European Constitutional Treaty. Springer, Berlin 2006.
  • with Stelio Mangiameli: The European Union after Lisbon - Constitutional basis, economic order and external action. Springer, Heidelberg 2011.
  • with Stelio Mangiameli: The Treaty on European Union. A Commentary. Springer, Heidelberg 2013.
  • with Stefan Pilz: The "Fiskalunion" , Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2014.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hermann-Josef Blanke in Kürschner's German Scholar Calendar Online. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  2. Honorary Cross for Prof. Dr. Hermann-Josef Blanke on uni-erfurt.de; accessed on March 12, 2018.
  3. Scientists file a constitutional complaint against the Thuringian University Act , article by the Thuringian General of 23 May 2019.
  4. § 2 2. of the articles of association on uni-erfurt.de (last accessed on May 25, 2019).