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By Kenneth F. Ledford

ISBN-10: 0511528884

ISBN-13: 9780511528880

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The background of German attorneys in inner most perform from 1878 to 1933 is helping resolution questions about the lack of German liberalism to resist nationwide Socialism in 1933. They gained loose access and self-government for his or her occupation in 1878, pondering those might bring about civic management and extended liberty, however the adjustments that have been unleashed printed the bounds impression. Exaggerated expectancies for the felony occupation in public lifestyles uncovered the constraints of procedural liberalism, with tragic outcomes.

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In modern political life, this self-reliance can only mean the free movement of the Burger within legal bounds. . Political and personal freedom in Germany will be established upon the statutory regulation of the right of state sovereignty rather than upon sovereign majority decisions of state, county, city, and village assemblies. . 2 1 2 Rudolf Gneist, Freie Advocatur. Die erste Forderung alter Justizreform in Preufien (Berlin, 1867), 49. , 70-1. 3 Despite the disappointments of 1848 and the Prussian constitutional crisis, Gneist shared a widespread belief that the triumph of the middle-class project was inevitable, and he was neither alone in this belief nor the first to hold it.

23 Independent judges were the key to a just society: 21 22 23 Stiftung PreuJ3ischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, 1973), 29, n. 97. For a discussion of "Beamtenliberalismus" in Germany as a whole, see Bernd Wunder, Geschichte der Burokratie in Deutschland (Frankfurt, 1986), 60-6; for Prussia see Reinhart Koselleck, Preufien zwischen Reform und Revolution. Allgemeines Landrecht, Verwaltung und soziale Bewegung vom 1191 bis 1848 (Stuttgart, 1967), 337-97. See Koselleck, Preufien, esp. 87-115. For the history of the requirement that state officials be trained as lawyers, see Wilhelm Bleek, Von der Kameralausbildung zum Juristenprivileg (Berlin, 1972), 104, 262-85, and Carl J.

Lidtke and Mack Walker, and to my colleagues as graduate students, William D. Bowman and Kathleen Canning. The Department of History at The Johns Hopkins University provided a supportive community in which this work began and for which I am grateful. Douglas Klusmeyer has contributed acute intellectual insight, a clear and critical editor's eye, and warm friendship and support ever since we met that August morning in Freiburg in 1985. , supported me as I began to revise from dissertation to book, and I am grateful especially to the intellectual stimulation and collegiality offered to me there by then-Director Hartmut Lehmann, now Director of the Max-Planck-Institut fur Geschichte at Gottingen.

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