Individual versus regulatory ethics: an economic-ethical and theoretical-historical analysis of german neoliberalism

Following Foucault's analysis of German Neoliberalism (Ordoliberalism) and his thesis of ambiguity, this paper introduces a two-level distinction between individual and regulatory ethics. In particular, its aim is to rea
Following Foucault's analysis of German Neoliberalism (Ordoliberalism) and his thesis of ambiguity, this paper introduces a two-level distinction between individual and regulatory ethics. In particular, its aim is to reassess the importance of individual ethics in the conceptual framework of Ordoliberalism. The individual ethics of Ordoliberalism is based on the heritage of Judeo-Christian values and the Kantian individual liberty and responsibility. The regulatory or formal-institutional ethics of Ordoliberalism which has so far received most attention on the contrary refers to the institutional and legal framework of a socio-economic order. By distinguishing these two dimensions of ethics incorporated in German Neoliberalism, it is feasible to distinguish different varieties of neoliberalism and to link Ordoliberalism to modern economic ethics.
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Author:Manuel Wörsdörfer
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-332845
URL:http://ssrn.com/abstract=2354439
Document Type:Report
Language:English
Year of Completion:2013
Year of first Publication:2013
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/03/19
Tag:Freiburg School of Economics; Individual Ethics; Michel Foucault; Neoliberalism; Ordoliberalism; Regulatory Ethics
Pagenumber:28
First Page:1
Last Page:28
Note:
Forthcoming in: OEconomia. History, Methodology, Philosophy Vol. III-4-2013.
HeBIS PPN:339987170
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Wirtschaft
340 Recht
JEL-Classification:B2 History of Economic Thought since 1925
B25 Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary; Austrian
B3 History of Thought: Individuals
B52 Institutional; Evolutionary
P0 General
Z1 Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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