Max Steuer is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a particular interest in democracy research. His current projects focus, among others, on constitutional adjudication in a comparative perspective (with an emphasis on constitutional courts), freedom of expression, and constitutionalism in the European Union. The results of his research appeared in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in law, political science, sociology, and European studies.
Max completed his PhD titled ‘Guarding Democracy Requires Understanding It: A Comparison of Decision Making of the Constitutional Courts in Hungary and Slovakia’ at Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 2019 and was Research Fellow at Comenius University, Department of Political Science in 2019-2020. There, 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). Furthermore, 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).
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, Max also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science.