Government Without Administration: State and Civil Service in Weimar and Nazi Germany

Government Without Administration: State and Civil Service in Weimar and Nazi Germany

by Jane Caplan
     
 


This study analyzes administrative policymaking and the organization of the civil service in Germany between 1918 and 1945. Although focusing particularly on the period of National Socialist rule, Caplan argues that the politicization of the administration between 1933 and 1945 cannot be understood without understanding both the longer-term history of German… See more details below

Overview


This study analyzes administrative policymaking and the organization of the civil service in Germany between 1918 and 1945. Although focusing particularly on the period of National Socialist rule, Caplan argues that the politicization of the administration between 1933 and 1945 cannot be understood without understanding both the longer-term history of German bureaucracy and the specific problems of policy in the Weimar Republic. She further contends that the status of the civil service as an apolitical and supra-social institution was under extreme strain by the 1920s, and that the National Socialist regime was only one episode in the ruptured process of state formation in modern Germany, and presents an illuminating series of case studies of the role of the Reich interior ministry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198229933
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.05(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >