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Book review: the remnants of the Rechtsstaat: an ethnography of Nazi law by Jens Meierhenrich

Smeltzer, Joshua (2018) Book review: the remnants of the Rechtsstaat: an ethnography of Nazi law by Jens Meierhenrich. LSE Review of Books (25 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat: An Ethnography of Nazi Law, Jens Meierhenrich challenges the perception of Nazism as an absence or perversion of legal oversight, instead outlining how jurists and practitioners mobilised and transformed key concepts within German law to support the actions of the Nazi regime. Focusing particularly on the figure of Ernst Fraenkel and his formative work The Dual State – a critical ethnography of negotiating and challenging the changing terrain of law under Nazism – this is a valuable conceptual history of the German Rechtsstaat and a testament to the courage of its guardians in the 1930s, finds Joshua Smeltzer.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2018/07/25...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91172

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