Darker Legacies of Law in Europe

Darker Legacies of Law in Europe

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The legal scholarship of the National Socialist and Fascist period of the 20th century and its subsequent reverberation throughout European law and legal tradition has recently become the focus of intense scholarly discussion. This volume presents theoretical, historical and legal inquiries into the legacy of National Socialism and Fascism written by a group of the leading scholars in this field. Their essays are wide-ranging, covering the reception of National Socialist and Fascist ideologies into legal scholarship; contemporary perceptions of Nazi Law in the Anglo-American world; parallels and differences among authoritarian regimes in the Third Reich, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Vichy-France; how formerly authoritarian countries have dealt with their legal antecedents; continuities and discontinuities in legal thought in private law, public law, labour law, international and European law; and the legal profession's endogenous obedience and the pains of VergangenheitsbewAcltigung. The majority of the contributions were first presented at a conference at the EUI in the autumn of 2000, the others in subsequent series of seminars.The a#39;Neutralizationsa#39; essay is preoccupied with Central Europe, but one defined in opposition to the Soviets, exclusively. ... He brilliantly exposes the hypocrisies of the League of Nations and the Monroe doctrine, but this does not prevent himanbsp;...

Title:Darker Legacies of Law in Europe
Author:Christian Joerges, Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2003-05-22


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