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Discoursive Normative Grammar

The ‘discoursive normative grammar’ (DNG) method enfolds a two-dimensional dialectical structure of basic values underlying legal argumentation. The system of value coordinates is grounded in universal social structures yet not innate human imperatives (as dominant moral psychology value theory claims). DNG analyses allow e.g. for novel structural comparisons of different legal orders and the reconstruction of political economy paradigms. Successful transfer to different legal domains (e.g. contract, property, insolvency) indicates that the DNG model is more broadly applicable to analyze normative dimensions of social ordering. Within the RESOLVENCY project DNG methodology enables inter alia a novel classification of insolvency paradigms.

Funded by the European Union (ERC, RESOLVENCY, 950427). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.