With an Introduction by Marie-Louise Dött, MdB. Bund Katholischer Unternehmer (BKU) in cooperation with ORDO SOCIALIS. Series: Beiträge zur Gesellschaftspolitik No. 37, Cologne 2006, ISBN 3-00-019903-9
Ed. ORDO SOCIALIS, Paulinus-Verlag, Trier, 2nd edition 1990 ISBN 3-7902-5200-X, Chinese edition of the anthology Peschke/Werhahn, Shanghai 2010, ISBN 978-7-5617-7712-1
Since Max Weber’s study »The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism«, there has been a debate about the extent to which religious doctrines shape and determine the economic and social system of a country. Thirty years ago, the Danish sociologist Gøsta Esping-Andersen attracted attention with his book »The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism«. He argued that Catholic social teaching had been crucial in shaping the model of the corporatist welfare state that exists in Germany and Austria, for example. In their current essay »Religious Grammar of the Welfare State in Poland«, Stanislaw Fel and Kamil Michaluk explore the extent to which Catholicism, which is dominant in Poland, has shaped the welfare state there.
After the fall of communism, according to the authors, free Poland chose a »mixed model« in which Catholic traditions, but also liberal influences, became effective. Social policy reforms in the past 30 years were also strongly dependent on the extent to which the respective parliamentary majority was close to Catholic social teaching.
Apart from this, the Church with its diaconal institutions plays a major role in welfare practice. Some services, such as hospice work, would practically not exist without the commitment of the Church’s Caritas.
Ordo socialis is close not only to Catholic social teaching, but also to ordoliberalism in the tradition of Walter Eucken, Wilhelm Röpke and Alfred Müller-Armack on which the social market economy is based. Professor Nils Goldschmidt, economist at the University of Siegen and member of our academic advisory board, and his colleagues Roland Fritz and Matthias Störring unfold the ordoliberalism as attempt to merge liberalism and its contextual embedding into a social philosophy that meets the requirements of both — economy and society.
The German Bishops’. Committee for Society and Social Affairs No. 43. Position paper by a Group of Experts appointed by the Committee for Society and Social Affairsof the German Bishops’ Conference. The English version of the position paper has been brought up to date in March 2016.
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Conference Business Order and Social Justice, Brussels, Nov. 2012
Original (printed in German): Joseph Kardinal Höffner WIRTSCHAFTSORDNUNG UND WIRTSCHAFTSETHIK Richtlinien der katholischen Soziallehre. Opening address on the ocasion of the autumn meeting of the German bishop conference in Fulda, 23. September 1985. Series: The Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference N° 12, Editor: Secretariat of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bonn
Translations are based on the German original, Cologne, 1996, ISBN 3-7902-5197-6
This scripture has been presented to the public for the first time on 30-3-2012 by the President of the Commission Justitia et Pax, Peter K. A. Cardinal Turkson, at the Congress of the World Alliance of Christian Entrepreneurs UNIAPAC at Lyon. See also Bonse Geuking: Sozialethische Grundsätze und unternehmerische Praxis
The scripture has been presented to the public for the first time on 30-3-2012 by the President of the Commission Justitia et Pax, Peter K. A. Cardinal Turkson, at the Congress of the World Alliance of Christian Entrepreneurs UNIAPAC at Lyon.