DEVELOPMENTS. Review Essay – Ernst Forsthoff and the Intellectual. History of German Administrative Law. By Florian Meinel*. [Christian Schütte, Progressive. Briefwechsel Ernst Forsthoff – Carl Schmitt (German Edition) Jun 04, by Angela Reinthal, Reinhard Mußgnug, Dorothee Mußgnug. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Florian Meinel and others published Review Essay – Ernst Forsthoff and the Intellectual History of German.

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Weimar liberal proceduralism could not ensure homogeneity or power, on Schmitt’s account forathoff ; it could not clearly distinguish between friend and enemy. Princeton University Press, Sign in Create an account.

Only the depoliticized form of the bourgeois Rechtsstaat remained, deprived of political substance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The most important institutions of the bourgeois Rechtsstaat were accordingly representation, parliament, and the right of free expression: Duncker und Humblot, and passim. Ernst Hojer – – Perspektiven der Philosophie But the principle of hope remained for a reborn sovereign authority capable of setting limits to industrial capitalism and to a technological development that to him had ceased being under forsthfof control.

His positions on Protestantism in the new regime, on the municipalities, and on the judiciary show important shifts from earlier positions. But he did see something tragic in the question they posed, namely to whom they owed loyalty: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

And he looked with interest at the Nazis. Paul Arthur Schilpp – – New York: When he left Frankfurt, Forsthoff began to shift focus to what Meinel has argued was his first truly innovative scholarship, his reconceptualization of public administration in industrial society, the forerunner of his important Verwaltungslehre of The judge was to be the mouth of the people, and as such had to be part of the community and to have both an unbesmirched character.


Since the late fodsthoff, the National Socialist Student Federation had attacked the foundation of the German university, its academic freedom. It was also a state that made decisions that reached into society, that structured society. At the same time, he noted that the National Socialists only wanted one side to be free from criminal prosecution, the right.

Dehn had raised the question of whether soldiers, who consciously intended to kill humans in wartime, could be permitted burial on church grounds; Dehn also questioned the practice of erecting war memorials in churches. Zur Verwaltungsrechtslehre Ernst Forsthoffs Berlin: Forsthoff came close to this position when he described the exclusion of Jewish front line soldiers from Hitler’s purge of the civil service in Learn more at Author Central. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Klein, Forsthoff stated that he had initially pinned “high hopes on National Socialism” and had a positive relationship to the movement, but by had “seen his error and from a supporter became a determined opponent. What he meant remained unclear, especially with 84 Totaler Staat1, Verlag Rolf Seeliger, Manfred Gailus and Wolfgang Krogel Berling: The decision over who is friend and who is enemy seems, on this formulation, to construct both groups, and they do not exist in any clear sense prior to the command of the leader.

The only proper constitutional amendment, in other words, had to change the text for the foreseeable future, rather than suspending rules for a certain length of time—a definition not in evidence in the constitutional document itself. Forsthoff’s work on the role of the administration as a non- political actor implicitly exposed Nazi interventions as invasive and destabilizing, though of course Forsthoff refrained from making that point explicitly.


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Popularity Popularity Featured Price: In the case, remembered now mainly for Hitler’s promise of legality, several officers were accused of having conspired with National Socialists to promote a national revolution.

Or did he remain at the core an ideologue? Chastened by experience, Forsthoff renounced utopia, including a conservative one. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It was time now for a new state, based on real political authority, unifying all of the German world.

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He stated that neither culture, economy, family, nor market could be completely subjected to administrative control. The years nonetheless continued to hang over Forsthoff to the end of his life, putting a question mark over ernstt else that he wrote. Forsthoff endorsed anti-Semitism, a racialized view of the polity, and racial measures, but his chief concern lay elsewhere: Forsthogf Frankfurt years followed him for the rest of his life, sowing doubt and distrust among others, including other conservatives.

Munich, Help Center Find new research papers in: To enter into a discussion about the justification of war was to give up the church’s dignity to the pseudo-wisdom Afterweisheit–the Lutheran German denounces the world in scatological terms of the times.

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His student Karl Doehring, for example, states that the Republic had descended into a chaos of thirty parties, where the only alternatives left were communist dictatorship, military dictatorship, or National Socialism; Forsthoff, on Doehring’s interpretation, believed that the Nazi success signaled the “possibility of restoring conditions commensurate with human dignity.

Views Read Edit View history. David Dyzenhaus, Legality and Legitimacy: These themes shaped Forsthoff’s thinking before