Weimar Moments: Transformations of the Democratic, Social, and Open State of Law

This paper will introduce the project framework. It describes the specific context which gave rise to the emergence of the Weimar constitutional paradigm characterized by the democratic, social, and open state of law; it will identify trajectories for the spread of this constitutional paradigm, both in a positive and a negative sense, and sketch out how it evolved upon being confronted with the neoliberal constitutional paradigm and re-interpreted by transformative constitutionalism.