Dissertations | Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik - MPISOC


Doctoral Group: "Health Law"

  • Acceptability and Reimbursement of Ethically Controversial Medical Procedures in the Public Healthcare System
  • From Wild West to Wunderkind: Comparing Legal Determinants of Telehealth Quality Across Jurisdictions
  • Subjective Rights in the Organ Allocation System
  • Innovation Responsibility of the State for Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence: A Comparative Legal Analysis of a Socio-Technical Pheonomenon

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Doctoral Group: "Adjudication of Social Rights"

  • Between Acceptance and Resignation
  • Access to Social Rights in Taiwan
  • Judicial Enforcement of Social Rights: The Principle of Plaintiff-Friendliness from a Comparative Law Perspective
  • Legal Protection in Case of Employer's Non-Compliance to Pay Social Security Contributions in China
  • Judicial Enforcement of Social Benefits Provision in Latin America

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Individual Dissertation Projects

  • Post-Licensing Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals as a Basis for Coverage Decisions – The German SHI and the English NHS in Comparison
  • Pricing Regulation of Reimbursable Pharmaceuticals in Spain and Germany
  • Vulnerability as a Legal Principle
  • Communication between Administration and Citizens in Social Law Proceedings - Legal Comparison between Germany and Taiwan
  • The Constitutional Foundations of the Design of Social Protection in Bulgaria

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The Department for Foreign and International Social Law regularly offers doctoral programs on various subject areas.


Regulatory Issues in the Management of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the important role of legal instruments in a global health emergency to the fore, whether at the international, regional or national level. Five doctoral students from the Social Law Department of the Max Planck...

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