Popular Sovereignty and the Crisis of German Constitutional Law: The Theory and Practice of Weimar Constitutionalism / Edition 1

Popular Sovereignty and the Crisis of German Constitutional Law: The Theory and Practice of Weimar Constitutionalism / Edition 1

by Peter C. Caldwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822319888

ISBN-13: 9780822319887

Pub. Date: 08/19/1997

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

A path-breaking critical analysis of the meaning and interpretation of the German constitution in the Weimar years (1919-1933).

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A path-breaking critical analysis of the meaning and interpretation of the German constitution in the Weimar years (1919-1933).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822319887
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
08/19/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Power of the People and the Rule of Law: The Problem of Constitutional Democracy in the Weimar Republic1
1The Will of the State and the Redemption of the German Nation: Legal Positivism and Constitutional Monarchism in the German Empire13
2The Purity of Law and Military Dictatorship: Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt in the Empire40
3The Radicalism of Constitutional Revolution: Legal Positivism and the Weimar Constitution63
4The Paradoxical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy: Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt in the Weimar Republic85
5Constitutional Practice and the Immanence of Democratic Sovereignty: Rudolf Smend, Hermann Heller, and the Basic Principles of the Constitution120
6Equality, Property, Emergency: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the High Courts in the Republic145
Conclusion: The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy171
Notes179
Bibliography253
Index293

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