From General Estate to Special Interest: German Lawyers 1878-1933

From General Estate to Special Interest: German Lawyers 1878-1933

by Kenneth F. Ledford
     
 

ISBN-10: 052103020X

ISBN-13: 9780521030205

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The history of German lawyers in private practice from 1878 to 1933 helps answer questions about the inability of German liberalism to withstand National Socialism in 1933. They won free entry and self-government for their profession in 1878, thinking these would lead to civic leadership and expanded liberty, but the changes that were unleashed revealed the limits of…  See more details below

Overview

The history of German lawyers in private practice from 1878 to 1933 helps answer questions about the inability of German liberalism to withstand National Socialism in 1933. They won free entry and self-government for their profession in 1878, thinking these would lead to civic leadership and expanded liberty, but the changes that were unleashed revealed the limits of professional influence. Exaggerated expectations for the legal profession in public life exposed the limitations of procedural liberalism, with tragic consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030205
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Hierarchy of courts; Glossary of legal and other terms; Abbreviations; Preface; 1. The archimedean point: lawyers, liberalism, and the middle-class project; 2. Freie advokatur: the blending of the middle-class and professional projects; 3. Foundation of the modern profession: the private bar under the lawyer's statute; 4. Institutional framework: lawyers and Honoratiorenpolitik; 5. Growth and diversification: lawyers in the province of Hannover, 1878–1933; 6. Elites and professional ideology: self-discipline and self-administration by the Anwaltskammer Celle; 7. Simultaneous admission: the limits of Honoratiorenpolitik; 8. The limits of economic Liberalism: freie advokatur or numerus clausus?; 9. The limits of political Liberalism: lawyers and the Weimar state; 10. Conclusion: lawyers and the limits of Liberalism; Methodological appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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