Even though the concept of “Economic Constitution” has been used since the end of the 19th Century, its legal and prescriptive roots can be traced back to the Weimar context when the Constitution was struggling to be acknowledged as the primary source of law. My presentation delves into the “Economic Constitution” (Wirtschaftsverfassung) concept from a historical and comparative perspective. I aim to stress the different meanings of “Economic Constitution”, highlighting how and why they reflect competing constitutional mindsets of representative democracy and whether its use can still be helpful today.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!