Prof. Dr. Karsten Fischer

Professor Karsten Fischer has held the chair of political theory at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich since 2010. He has studied political science, philosophy and international law in Bonn and Frankfurt/Main. His doctorate and habilitation at the Humboldt University in Berlin were supervised by Herfried Münkler. Fischer was a research coordinator of the working group “Gemeinwohl und Gemeinsinn" at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and research assistant at the Humboldt University.

His research and publications focus, among other things, on the theory and history of ideas of democracy and liberalism and the relationship between politics and religion. His most recent publications are "Die Zukunft einer Provokation. Religion im liberalen Staat" (2009) and (as editor, joined with Sebastian Huhnholz) "Liberalismus. Traditionsbestände und Gegenwartskontroversen" (2019).