Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik)
|Institution||Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy|
|Themes||foreign and international social law, comparative social law|
The institute is dedicated to basic research in the area of foreign and international social law and comparative social law. It focuses on systems of social risk protection (illness, care dependency, disability, age, unemployment, accidents) and basic security/welfare. Other areas relating to social law are included based on their currency and significance. In addition, the institute studies the most important developments in social law: reforms of social safety-net systems in developed states, the Europeanisation and internationalisation of social law, and the establishment of social welfare systems in developing countries.
On 1 January 2011, the institute joined with two new Max Planck Institutes to form the Max Planck Campus for Legal and Economic Research . The two new institutes are the MPI for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (MPI für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht) and the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance (MPI für Steuerrecht und Öffentliche Finanzen).