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Rule/Governance/Weber/Habermas: the most important characteristics of legal governance are for Max Weber:
- Any right can become a statute
- The law as a whole consists of a system of abstract rules, the administration of justice consists in
the application of these rules to individual cases.
- Civil servants are not personal rulers. The administration is also bound by rules of law and is
conducted in accordance with principles that can be specified and are not disapproved of.
- The people who obey the governance constituted by law are citizens and not subjects. They obey the
law, not the officials.
- Any measure of interference with freedom or property must be justified. (1)
1. R. Bendix, Max Weber. Das Werk, München 1964, p. 320._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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