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A History of Public Law in Germany 1914–1945

Michael Stolleis


This book opens with the First World War, analyses the highly creative years of the Weimar Republic, and recounts the decline of German public law that began in 1933 and extended to the downfall of the Third Reich. The book examines the dialectic of scholarship and politics against the background of long-term developments in industrial societies, the rise of the interventionist state, the shift of state law and administrative law theory, and the emergence of new disciplines (tax law, social law, labour law, business administration law). The book examines the doctrine of state law and administr ... More

Keywords: First World War, Weimar Republic, German public law, Third Reich, state law, administrative law, tax law, social law, labour law, Weimar Constitution, Versailles Treaty, jurisprudence, National Socialism, Jewish scholars, Holocaust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Stolleis, author
Professor, University of Frankfurt, and Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt