|Title / Titel||Legal History -- History of the Evolution of a Social System.|
|Abstract (PDF, 14 KB)|
|Summary / Zusammenfassung||Within a broader context of social sciences the project aims at the design of a new theoretical approach to legal history. It is founded on system theory as developed especially by Niklas Luhmann. Regarding law as one of the differentiated social systems of society one can try to apply modern evolutionary theory in order to analyse and to observe legal traditions and changes, slow or rather sudden evolutionary processes as well as co-evolutionary problems such as the relations between legal, economic, political, religious etc. communications.
The project ist located chiefly at the Max-Planck-Institut for Legal History in Frankfurt am Main, but it includes researchers and post graduate students from different countries, also from Switzerland. It is realised by interdisciplinary conferences from which publications may come out.
|Publications / Publikationen||Marie Theres Fögen, Rechtsgeschichte -- Geschichte der Evolution eines sozialen Systems, in: Rechtsgeschichte 1, 2002, 14ff.Weitere Informationen|
|Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
|Funding source(s) /
|Other Public Sources (e.g. Federal or Cantonal Agencies)
Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frakfurt am Main
|Duration of Project / Projektdauer||Oct 2001 to Oct 2006|