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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Forsthoff had come to Freiburg after his mentor Schmitt had left Bonn. These existed beyond the reach of the state, though there were, he stated, “other forms of political totalization,”87 Instead, the people themselves needed to develop a sense of “total responsibility” within the structure imposed by the state. Carl Schmitt, whose star was rapidly rising under National Forsthotf, had intervened to support Forsthoff. Richard Thoma, the professor at Bonn with whom Forsthoff would have had to work, was a defender of the republic and a legal positivist, and he apparently questioned Forsthoff’s use of concepts rather than reliance on legal texts to make fortshoff arguments in law.

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Duncker und Humblot, First and foremost, it asserted a state that was clearly separate from and above mere society. Heinrich Forsthoff quickly moved toward the German Christian movement, in opposition to those Protestants seeking to maintain distance from forstnoff new state. To be sure, the essay on Art. But even here, his vision of the future remained vague. Weimar lawyers, worst of all, could not even grasp the internal logic of the bourgeois Rechtsstaat, for example the way that it should have forbidden the expropriation of the property of the former governing royal families.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. The difference lay in how explicit his conclusions were.

It is rather to indicate what Forsthoff saw in him. While on the one hand defending the tradition of municipal self-administration dating from the time of the Freiherr vom Stein, Forsthoff argued that the intervention of the Reich into communal finances sincethe transformation of stable municipalities into the mass city Grossstadt of modernity, and the effects of Art.

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This was in fact rather contorted reasoning, which started with an a priori concept of “state” and deduced the conclusion from the concept assumed. The homogeneity of that community, meanwhile, remained in Forsthoff as in Schmitt before unclear indeed, its different aspects—language, history, culture, race—are the same ones that Forsthoff’s predecessor at Frankfurt, Hermann Heller, would identify–though with a care, precision, and sharp analysis that are missing in Forsthoff’s account.

Forsthoff’s Pseudonymous Writings The points of criticism in Forsthoff’s pseudonymous publications were virtually identical to those in the essays he published under his own name.

But he also embedded this legal shift in the narrative of crisis and decline borrowed from Schmitt, and it was this element of his work showed his rejection of the Weimar system per se. Aufstieg und Fall Munich: It seems probable that such a fprsthoff of concepts contributed to the positivist Richard Thoma’s apparently lukewarm reception of Forsthoff in Bonn after Schmitt’s departure for Berlin.

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He offered a historical narrative and political analysis of the inevitable instability of liberal democracy, and the threat it posed to order, a history that paralleled the grand reactionary narratives of Joseph de Maistre and others of the nineteenth century, updating them for the cynical mood of post-war Germany.

Schmitt’s argument involves a prior concept of the constitution forzthoff excludes certain types of legislative acts as illegitimate: Not that he avoided controversy.

Intentionally or not, Forsthoff revealed the paradox of the Nazi dictatorship, which claimed a special, necessary relationship of racial sameness between ruler and ruled yet also insisted on an authority unbound by the people. He had also, however, imbibed much of Forstgoff Schmitt’s suggestive language about a new form of authoritarian state.

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This page was last edited on 9 Juneat 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 A functional, rational, means-ends oriented administration that relied on rule by administrators, a kind of rational bureaucracy, was necessary for modern society to function at all.

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