Jens Meierhenrich on the Remnants of the Rechtstaat (OUP, 2018) @OUPAcademic

New from Oxford University Press: Jens Meierhenrich, London School of Economics and Political Science, The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat (2018). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents. This book is an intellectual history of Ernst Fraenkel's The Dual State (1941, reissued 2017), one of the most erudite books on the theory of dictatorship ever written. Fraenkel's was the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and nature of Nazism, and the only such analysis written from within Hitler's Germany. His sophisticated-not to mention courageous-analysis amounted to an ethnography of Nazi law. As a result of its clandestine origins, The Dual State has been hailed as the ultimate piece of intellectual resistance to the Nazi regime. In this book, Jens Meierhenrich revives Fraenkel's innovative concept of "the dual state," restoring it to its rightful place in the annals of public law scholarship. Blending…

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