The Rule of Law in the Writings of Hayek, Gierke, and Weber


This conference considered issues of liberty and the rule of law through examination of three works: F. A. Hayek’s The Political Ideal of the Rule of Law, Otto von Gierke’s The Idea of the Legal State, and Max Weber’s On Law in Economy and Society.


Conference Readings

Hayek, F. A. The Political Ideal of the Rule of Law. Cairo: National Bank of Egypt, 1955.

Von Gierke, Otto. The Development of Political Theory. Translated by Freyd, Bernard. New York: W.W. Norton, 1939.

Weber, Max. Economy and Society, Volumes I & II. Edited by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.