Jörg P. Terhechte is Honorary Professor of European and International Economic Law at the University of Glasgow. He also holds the Chair of Public Law, European and International law, Regulatory and Competition Law at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. He previously held positions at the University of Siegen and at the University of Hamburg. At Lüneburg, he leads the Leuphana Professional School and the Leuphana Competition & Regulation Institute and convenes, inter alia, the dual degree LLM programme in International Economic Law (Lüneburg/Glasgow).
Professor Terhechte studied law and philosophy at the University of Bielefed. After the first state exam in law (2000) he obtained his PhD in Law (Dr. iur./PhD) in 2003.. He finished his legal clerkship at, among others, the German Federal Cartel Office, Coudert Brothers LLP in Brussels and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. and the second state exam (bar exam) in 2005. Professor Terhechte has published widely and his main fields of research are public law (especially constitutional and administrative law, economic administrative law, antitrust and regulation law, natural resources law), European law (especially cartel and regulation law, common trade policies, customs law, European administrative law and the EU’s foreign relations), and international law (especially WTO law and international competition & cartel law, investment protection law, state immunity and international administrative law). He has represented clients before many institutions including the European Commission, the German Constitutional Court and civil courts.
Professor Terhechte is the co-editor of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law and member of the editor board (Mitarbeiter in der Schriftleitung) of the journal EURO-PARECHT. He works on numerous commentaries on constitutional and administrative law and the law of the European Union. Besides that, he is editor of the Enzyklopädie des Europarechts (English: ‘Encyclopaedia of European Law’). Beyond his core academic work, Professor Terhechte has wide ranging commitments including as a Judge at the Administrative Court Lüneburg (Honorary) and frequently advises institutes, organizations and other actors of German public, European and international law in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. He is a member of numerous professional bodies throughout Germany and elsewhere. Professor Terhechte has also held visiting positions at universities in the USA, UK, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Mongolia, Prague, China, and Russia.
The traditional concepts of democracy are challenged by the change in the forms and concepts of the state as well as by the acceleration of European integration and the increased significance of international legal regimes. The purpose of this volume is to study the importance of both developments for legal models of democracy.