Britta Rehder is professor of political science at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. Before that, she was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. She received her PhD at the Humboldt University in Berlin and her Habilitation at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-University in Muenster. In 2006, she was a guest researcher at the Northwestern University, Illinois (USA). Her research focuses on industrial relations, interest groups, legal mobilization and the interaction of law and politics, with a special focus on labor or social law and consumer protection. Her PhD-thesis dealt with the role of concession bargaining in big German companies and its implications for the system of industrial relations in Germany. In another book, she analyzed how the Federal Labor Court shaped the collective bargaining system in Germany. In her current work, together with the colleagues from the SOFI in Goettingen, she explores the role of legal technologies in social and labor law.