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The State of Law

The State of Law

Civil Society

Chapter:
(p.147) 5 The State of Law
Source:
The Actual and the Rational
Author(s):
Jean-François Kervégan, Daniela Ginsburg, Martin Shuster
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226023946.003.0007

The argument given in this chapter is that Hegel's theory of the "civil society" contains an implicit definition of what one shall names later "Rechtstaat" or "State of law" (or even "rule of law") and provides a foundation for a critique of its limits.

Keywords:   civil society, Rechtsstaat, rights of man, liberalism, rule of law

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