The Integrity of Law and Crises of Society

At the 8 – 10 July 2015 Council of European Studies Conference in Paris, Poul F. Kjaer presented a paper on the function of law in structuring exchanges between the economy and political systems. Developing a historical perspective he emphasized parallels between developments in interwar Europe – most notably the Weimar Republic – and contemporary developments in Greece, Spain and within the EU legal order. In both cases legal formalism was put under pressure or factually suspended through emergence of informal networks circumventing or undermining the formal structuring of economy and politics relations through law. This development, he argued, is a central reason for the emergence of societal crises. 

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