History of the Modern State in Western Europe: From the "Rule of Law State" to the "Social Rights State"
(3+0+0) 3 - ECTS 7
An examination of the emergence of two categories of the modern state in Western Europe in the late 18th and the 19th centuries: the "rule of law state" and the "social rights state". Emphasis will be on the tension between the role of the state as overseer of economic activity subject to the "rule of law" and the understanding of state as shaper of market society through regulation and legislation.
Elective Courses (History, Sociology, Culture)