Renner Revisited

Peter Robson

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Karl Renner was a leading contributor to democratic-socialist legal theory within the Neo-Kantian 'Austro-Marxist' interpretation of socialism that developed in late nineteenth-century Vienna. For Renner and his associates, law is a fundamental and universal institution in any ordered human society. Given the universal necessity of law, the development of socialism may well proceed in an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary manner - and certainly, within the context of Viennese social democracy, it would proceed better by evolution
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives in Jurisprudence
Subtitle of host publicationThe politics of law
EditorsAttwool Elspeth
Place of PublicationGlasgow, Scotland
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1977


  • law
  • politics
  • jurisprudence
  • philosophy

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    Robson, P. (1977). Renner Revisited. In A. Elspeth (Ed.), Perspectives in Jurisprudence: The politics of law (pp. 221-235). Glasgow, Scotland .