The Council of the University of Tartu awarded at its 30 May 2008 session Professor Emeritus Werner Krawietz from the University of Münster the title of honorary doctor

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The Council of the University of Tartu awarded at its 30 May 2008 session Professor Emeritus Werner Krawietz from the University of Münster the title of honorary doctor

Werner Krawietz was born in 1933 in Beuthen. From 1954 to 1960, he studied law, economics, philosophy, and sociology at the universities of Freiburg, Graz, and Münster. In 1960, he defended his doctoral thesis in economic and social sciences at the University of Graz and in 1965 his doctoral dissertation in law at the University of Münster. Also at the University of Münster he defended his habilitation degree work in 1974; he then worked there until 1979 with the title of Professor of Public Law, General Theory of Law, and Legal Philosophy. In 1979, he became the head of the Chair of the Sociology of Law and Legal and Social Philosophy. Then, in 1981-1982, he was the dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Münster. From 1982 on, he was also a professor at the Central Institute of Spatial Planning at the University of Münster. Moreover, in 1982 he became a professor at the European Faculty of Sciences of Land Strasbourg. In 1990, the University of Helsinki awarded him an honorary doctorate. Later, in 1997, he became an honorary doctor also at the Russian Academy of Sciences. For many years, Krawietz has been deputy head of the German section of the International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. In 1974, he founded the journal Rechtstheorie. Zeitschrift für Logik, Methodenlehre, Kybernetik und Soziologie des Rechts, and since then he has been its publisher as well. After his retirement from professor’s work in 1998, he continued his academic organisational activities and became director of the International Centre of German-Russian Legal Studies at the University of Münster. In addition, since 2002 he has been a member of the co-ordination committee of the German-Russian University Centre for Legal Studies Moscow.

Krawietz has been a highly productive scholar. The Festschrift volume Theorie des Rechts und der Gesellschaft, published in honour of his 70th birthday, contains a bibliographical annex that lists 357 publications. These include 42 monographs or parts thereof. His scholarly interest has been very broad, including...

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