Heidelberg Research Center for Law, Society and Institutions (HCLSI)
The Heidelberg Research Center for Law, Society and Institutions (HCLSI) was established in July 2021 on the initiative of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law at Heidelberg University.
The Research Center („Forschungsstelle“) connects legal scholars, social scientists, economists, political and cultural scientists as well as psychologists from Heidelberg and other universities. They share an interest in interdisciplinary research that spans accross the disciplines of social, economic, legal and behavioral sciences. This includes, inter alia, the study of organizations and institutions, research on organizational wrongdoing or compliance and the analysis of the effectiveness of legal sanctions.
The foundation of the HCLSI corresponds with the University's ongoing thematic focus on „Self-Regulation and Regulation: Individuals and Societies“ (Field of Focus IV).
The HCLSI organises scientific events, aquires third-party funds for interdisciplinary projects and facilitates collaborative publications.
Politics, Organizations and Social Responsibility: Corruption practices and institutional development
1st – 2nd December 2023
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News from the researchers of the HCLSI
The HCLSI is builds upon individual collaborations of researchers before the Research Center was established in July 2021.
- Weekly colloquium on the topic of collective wrongdoing and prevention, summer 2021
- Project „Fighting corruption and manipulation“ (Der Kampf gegen Korruption und Manipulation), 2014–2017, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, headed by Prof. Markus Pohlmann, Prof. Dieter Dölling, Prof. Dieter Hermann und Prof. Gerhard Dannecker
- Project on corruption in Brazil, since 2019 (ongoing), which has resulted in several publications, including:
- Hermann, Dieter, Markus Pohlmann & Julian Klinkhammer (2019): „Grenzen formaler Regulierung: Wie informelle Normen und kriminogene Werte die Korruptionsbereitschaft von Managern beeinflussen,“ in: Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform 102 (2), S. 104–118. DOI: 10.1515/mks-2019-2012.