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Brecht, 1949. Social Research 16(4):425-473

The New German Constitution
Arnold Brecht

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 16, No. 4 (Winter 1949): 425-473

EXCERPT: The new German constitution -- or, more accurately, the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany -- of May 8, 1949, calls for an analysis from a multiplicity of angles: sociological, economical, and as definitive prescriptions of the rules of the political game of legal validity. In other publications, to which I may be permitted to refer, I have dealt with its genesis after the collapse of the Hitler regime, and its broader historical, social, and economic background. The present paper concentrates on the rules-of-the-game qualities of the Basic Law, or in other words on its merits and demerits as a democratic constitution for a specific country.
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