Hannah Birkenkötter

Rule of Law in Germany

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ISBN: 9781509969296
Author : Hannah Birkenkötter
Published: 2024
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Format: 234×156
This book critically examines to what extent the rule of law, a principle that forms part of Germany’s constitutional self-understanding, has translated into a lived experience for all. It explores Germany’s long rule of law tradition and highlights where the German state has fallen short of its rule of law promise, using historical and contemporary examples. The book provides a comprehensive insight into rule of law experiences and discourses in Germany. It combines historical and socio-legal perspectives and shows that Germany’s rule of law experience is tightly interwoven with European and international rule of law debates. Dedicated chapters explore the history and doctrine of the rule of law, challenges to the rule of law in today’s Germany, the rule of law experience in the former German Democratic Republic and after reunification, and the rule of law in times of crisis. This includes challenges to the rule of law through anti-terrorism measures, as well as the more recent COVID-19 pandemic. In concluding, the book highlights digitalisation as a challenge for the future of the rule of law in Germany and beyond. By combining historical, doctrinal, and socio-legal perspectives, the book gives the reader a balanced account of one of Germany’s oldest constitutional principles.

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