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21.12.17

Ordoliberalism, law and the rule of economics

New book co-edited by Christian Joerges.

Hertie School Professor Christian Joerges and Josef Hien edited Ordoliberalism, Law and the Rule of Economics, a multi-faceted exploration of the conceptual history of ordoliberalism.

In the book a range of contributors unpack the premises of ordoliberalism's founding fathers in law and economics, its religious underpinnings, the debates over its theoretical assumptions and political commitments, and its formative vision of societal ordering based upon a synthesis of economic theories and legal concepts. 

By examining European traditions through the lens of ordoliberalism, the book illustrates the diversity of European economic cultures, and the difficulty of transnational political exchanges, in a time of European crisis.

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