The German Constitution

Source: G.W.F.Hegel. Political Writings, edited by Laurence Dickey, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison and H B Nisbet, Professor of Modern Languages, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.
Translated: by H B Nisbet, Cambidge University Press.

Contents: Editors’ note, General introduction, Chronology of Hegel’s life and career, Translator’s preface, List of abbreviations.
The Texts: The Magistrates should be Elected by the People (1798); The German Constitution (1798-1802); On the Scientific Ways of Treating Natural Law, on its Place in Practical Philosophy, and its Relation to the Positive Sciences of Right (1802-1803); Inaugural Address, Delivered at the University of Berlin (22 October 1818); Address on the Tercentenary of the Submission of the Augsburg Confession (25 June 1830); Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1827-1831); The Relationship of Religion to the State (1831); On the English Reform Bill (1831).


I The Concept of the State

II History and Critique of the Constitution of the German Empire

1. The Armed Forces
2. Finance
3. Territory of the Empire
4. Jurisdiction
5. Religion
6. The Power of the Estates
7. The Independence of the Estates
8. The Formation of National States
9. The Politics of the Two Great German Powers
10. Freedom of Citizens and Estates

III Proposals for Constitutional Reform


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