(SOT82522) State handling of disasters and crises in law

Lecturer (assistant)
  • Valentin Vogel
Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2023/24
Language of instructionGerman
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DatesSee TUMonline

Admission information


The students are capable of classifying and understanding socio-political and legal topics in the area of civil protection and crises management. Ater the completion of the module, the students are able to critically examine, present and discuss own approaches to a variety of topics. At the same time the students are able to scientifically deal with a complex problem through autonomous research.


Concepts, organization and structure as well as actors of internal security in the field of disasters, crises, civil protection and civil defense in Germany ; studies of past as well as fictitious crises and disasters (floods, pandemics, terrorist attacks, war, blackouts) ; potentials and risks of governmental access and intervention for hazard prevention; basics of the law of hazard prevention.


The students should have prior knowledge of the basic principles of the german legal system (i.e. regularly fullfilled with the successful completion of the course "Einführung in das Recht der digitalen Gesellschaft")

Teaching and learning methods

Lecture, presentation, group work, discussions, active participation