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The Genesis of the German Constitution - From Total Devastation to the Dawn of a New Era


Thomas John


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cornelia Koch


University of Adelaide - School of Law

December 6, 2009

SCHRIFTENREIHE ÖFFENTLICHES UND INTERNATIONALES RECHT, Juergen Broehmer, ed., Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2010
U. of Adelaide Law Research

Abstract:     
The German Constitution ('Basic Law') originated under extraordinary circumstances. It was the result of the most terrible war that the world had ever seen, the Second World War. This paper traces the path towards the Basic Law, from the capitulation in 1945 until the promulgation of the new Constitution in 1949. An examination of the wider context of the post-war period in Germany provides the background for a more focused discussion of the origins of the Basic Law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: German constitutional history, Basic Law, German constitutional law, constitutional law

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Date posted: December 12, 2009 ; Last revised: December 22, 2009

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John, Thomas and Koch, Cornelia, The Genesis of the German Constitution - From Total Devastation to the Dawn of a New Era (December 6, 2009). SCHRIFTENREIHE ÖFFENTLICHES UND INTERNATIONALES RECHT, Juergen Broehmer, ed., Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2010; U. of Adelaide Law Research. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1520819

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