Zwischen Gerechtigkeit und Wahrheit : das Rechtssubjekt in der Marktgesellschaft

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Frerichs , S 2010 , ' Zwischen Gerechtigkeit und Wahrheit : das Rechtssubjekt in der Marktgesellschaft ' , Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie , vol. 31 , no. 2 , pp. 231-250 . https://doi.org/10.1515/zfrs-2010-0204

Title: Zwischen Gerechtigkeit und Wahrheit : das Rechtssubjekt in der Marktgesellschaft
Author: Frerichs, Sabine
Contributor: Helsingin yliopisto, Juridiska fakulteten
Date: 2010
Language: deu
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie
ISSN: 0174-0202
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/208845
Abstract: In modern society, the law contributes as much to individualization (subjectivation) as to social integration (cohesion). In this paper, these relations are explored with regard to the role of the legal subject in the market society. In a market society, the markets are no longer “embedded” in the normative order of society but society has itself adopted the logic of markets. Drawing on Michel Foucault’s Rio lectures and his governmentality lectures, I will show that within the modern ‘governmental state’ – understood both as a ‘state of law’ (Rechtsstaat) and an ‘economic state’ (Wirtschaftsstaat) – the law moves between the poles of (juridical) justice and (economic) truth. The economization of the rule of law is paralleled by an economization of the legal subject, which corresponds to a shift from the principle of jurisdiction (speaking the law) to the principle of veridiction (speaking the truth). This means nothing else than the scientization of classical notions of the law according to the criteria of modern economics. The legal subject is thus brought in line with the market citizen who – as an entity of both governance and self-governance – fits well into the market society. However, his self-concept is not only affected by the liberalization but, at the same time, also by the naturalization of the rules that the market has imported into the law.
Subject: 5141 Sociology
market society
Foucault
governmentality
liberalism
economics
513 Law
sociology of law
legal subject
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