Alexander Tischbirek's research in Regensburg will focus on the various aspects of digitalization and their implications for public law in the EU and Germany. On the one hand, this points to the regulation of new technologies. On the other hand, the transformative potential of these technologies for democracy, the state and the administration will be examined. In addition, the junior professorship will explore the opportunities of digitalization for legal science by seeking to connect traditional legal methodology with the approaches of the digital humanities.
Furthermore, Alexander Tischbirek conducts research on classical problems of public law and European law as well as on questions of antidiscrimination law.
Alexander Tischbirek cooperates with the DFG-funded project "Leibniz Linguistic Research into Constitutional Law (L.L.Con)" at the Chair of Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law (Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers) at Humboldt University Berlin in the computer-assisted quantitative study of Federal Constitutional Court decisions.
He is working with the project "European Constitutional Court Network (ECCN)" funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Prof. Dr. Lisa Lechner/Prof. Dr. Lando Kirchmair) on a network of comparative law citations in European constitutional court decisions.
Alexander Tischbirek's team is participating in the higher education didactics project SelVi@UR on behalf of the Faculty of Law. The inter-faculty project is funded by the Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre with a total of 1.8 million euros. Based on the lecture on Administrative Law I, digital modules will be developed in order to bring about a more intensive interweaving of traditional classroom teaching with e-learning elements.