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Institutions of power

Profile area The theme organizes researchers and other colleagues who are interested in issues related to constitutional law, focusing on the institutions of public power and their interrelationships.

The name “institutions of power” refers to the institutions which, in accordance with constitutional law, have been granted the right to exercise public power. Questions concerning these institutions and their interrelationships are evergreen and form a central part of constitutional law. There is, for example, a development taking place in Europe that highlights questions about the division of power between different constitutional institutions. Human rights, as well as fundamental principles of democracy and division of power, are being challenged. In addition, the creation and application of rules regarding the institutions' exercise of power and the relationship between the various institutions is complicated by constitutional pluralism.

Head of research

Marlene Löding
Doctoral student


Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Law

Research area


Research projects

Starving Luxembourg? National Courts and the Preliminary Ruling Procedure
Research area: Law
Duration 1 May 2021 until 22 April 2026
Type of project PhD project
Rule of law challenges of artificial intelligence & automation in EU border control
Duration 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2026
Type of project Research project
Judicial Power and Power over the Judiciary: An Interdisciplinary Study of the Shifting Role of Judges
Research area: Law
Duration 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Latest update: 2023-12-12