Dr. Max Steuer

Dr. Max Steuer

Associate Professor

B.A., LL.B. (Comenius University, Slovakia);

M.A. (Central European University);

LL.M. (University of Cambridge);

Ph.D. (Comenius University, Slovakia)

: msteuer@jgu.edu.in

Max Steuer’s research focuses on the meanings and protection of democracy, constitutional adjudication in a comparative perspective (with an emphasis on constitutional courts), freedom of expression, and constitutionalism in the European Union. His interdisciplinary scholarship appeared in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in law, political science, sociology, and European studies.

Max’s doctoral dissertation examined the impact of the understandings of democracy by constitutional courts on their capacity to protect democratic regimes at Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). In addition to serving as Assistant Professor at the O.P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School (2020 –), he has been appointed as Research Fellow (2019-2020) and Assistant Professor (2022 –) at Comenius University, Department of Political Science. He has contributed to several research projects including EU3D (‘EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy’ funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme) and PODATA (‘Politics of Personal Data: Transparency, Accountability and Legitimacy in the Digital Era’ sponsored by the Slovak Research and Development Agency). A member of several academic associations in political science and public law, such as the International Society of Public Law (ICON•S) and its Central and Eastern European Chapter, he was visiting researcher at academic institutions in Germany (WZB Berlin Social Science Center and European University Viadrina), Sweden (Örebro University), the UK (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford), and the USA (Washington State University as a Fulbright scholarship recipient).

Updated: August 2022.

Journal Articles (selection)


Book Chapters (selection)

Book Reviews/Encyclopaedia Entries/Other (selection)

Active participant (presenter/chair/discussant) at more than 40 international conferences & workshops in more than 15 countries, including:

Significant awards/fellowships:


democracy research (theory and empirics with emphasis on militant democracy); constitutional adjudication in Central Europe; freedom of expression, constitutionalism in the European Union (European rule of law, constitutional pluralism); cultural expertise; jurisprudence (particularly legal principles and legal interpretation); qualitative methods (parliamentary discourse analysis, semi-structured interviewing)

Assistant Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School, India (2020 – present):

  • International Relations (core, co-teaching)
  • Jurisprudence I [General Jurisprudence] (core)
  • Comparative Constitutional Adjudication (elective)
  • European Constitutionalism (elective)
  • Theories of Democracy: An Introduction (elective)

Assistant Professor, Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Political Science, Slovakia (2022 – present)

  • Czech Republic and Slovakia in the 20th Century (core)
  • Institutions of the European Union (core)
  • The International Society of Public Law (2016 – present; member of the Founding Advisory Board of the Central and Eastern European Chapter, 2018-2022).
  • Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Slovakia (2012 – present).
  • Forum Alpbach Network (2020 – present).
  • Allianz Alumni Network (2015 – present).