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Rule of law (Rechtstaat) and social order

White, Jonathan (2022) Rule of law (Rechtstaat) and social order. In: Biebricher, Thomas, Nedergaard, Peter and Bonefeld, Werner, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Ordoliberalism. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. (In Press)

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Amongst the early Ordoliberals’ basic intuitions was the need to insulate political authority from mass politics and ideology. On this was founded their idea of the Rechtstaat as a regime of rules intended to constrain executive power. The chapter explores the relationship between these ideas, and how, contrary to its authors’ stated intentions, such a system tends to leave open the prospect of recurrent and far-reaching political discretion.

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Additional Information: © 2022 Oxford University Press
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 08:09
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 09:09

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