1. Anders Molander, Harald Grimen & Erik Oddvar Eriksen (2012). Professional Discretion and Accountability in the Welfare State. Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (3):214-230.
    The discretionary powers of welfare state professionals are in tension with the requirements of the democratic Rechtsstaat. Extensive use of discretion can threaten the principles of the rule of law and relinquish democratic control over the implementation of laws and policies. These two tensions are in principle ineradicable. But does this also mean that they are impossible to come to grips with? Are there measures that may ease these tensions? We introduce an understanding of discretion that adds an epistemic dimension (...)
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  2. Nils Gilje & Harald Grimen (eds.) (2007). Discursive Modernity. Universitetsforlaget.
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  3. Harald Grimen (1997). Consensus and Normative Validity. Inquiry 40 (1):47 – 61.
    A weak and a strong version of discourse theory can be distinguished. In the strong version the only source of normative validity in the nonspecific sense is rational consensus, where all parties concerned accept a norm for the same reasons, which are rationally convincing in the same way for all. In the weak version both rational and overlapping consensus can be sources of validity in the nonspecific sense. It is argued that the weak version is the more adequate, (...)
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