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Published: 01 May 2018

448 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198814412

Bookseller Code (06)

The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat

An Ethnography of Nazi Law

Jens Meierhenrich

  • A study of the legal origins of dictatorship
  • Theorizes the idea of an "authoritarian rule of law"
  • Provides a corrective to conventional wisdom about the law of the "Third Reich"
  • Offers an intellectual history of Ernst Fraenkel's republished classic The Dual State (1941), restoring to its rightful prominence an important work of intellectual resistance to Nazi dictatorship
  • Places the case of Nazi Germany in a comparative perspective and sheds light on 21st-century transitions to authoritarian rule
  • Improves understanding of law's contribution to social order