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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Akroterion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 161)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Amsterdamer Beitrage zur alteren Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Anadolu Araştırmaları / Anatolian Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario de la Escuela de Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arabica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access  
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 160)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Review of World Histories     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access  
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 149)
Boom California     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Canadian-American Slavic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access  
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 74)
Church History and Religious Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cliodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)

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Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für
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  • Innovation durch Technik' Rohrpostsysteme als Medientechnologien der
           Verwaltung im 20. Jahrhundert

    • Abstract: This paper deals with the role of pneumatic tube systems in public administration in the twentieth century. Based on archival sources and considering examples as different as ministries in Zagreb and Bucharest, the British military administration in the 1940s, the customs and train stations on the Swiss-Italian border as well as governmental buildings in Bonn and Bern around 1970, this article shows in what ways pneumatic mail tubes were interpreted as fostering (or not) innovation in public administration and how clerks were actually dealing with this (not always effective) communication system.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Antonio Serra, Early Modern Political Economist: From Good Government as
           Individual Behavior to Good Government as Practical Policy

    • Abstract: Antonio Serra is one of the first authors to write that society and economy will benefit from a diversified economy, an physical infrastructure for better connectivity between people (for trade), investing in an educated citizenry, and good government. To him government is the prime institutional arrangement that has the ability to lift people up. In this article his ideas are discussed and shown how they foreshadowed the thoughts of colleagues in France, Germany, and Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries. His thoughts also envisions what is called a welfare state.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • M-Government: Recht und Organisation mobilen Verwaltens

    • Abstract: Using the example of the administrative use of mobile services, which go by the term ‘mobile government’ (M-Government), this article examines innovative solutions in the public service of the 21st century. The regional focus of the analysis is on the German administration. It is shown that the innovative potential of adopting mobile services in public administration lies in the fact that they break up and at the same time modify the contact structure in the administration and between the administration and citizens or companies by replacing the office with a dynamic network of virtual relationships between administrative employees and administrative addressees. M-Government does not mean saying goodbye to the static office model, but it does add a new, qualitatively different dimension to administration. The concept of mobility on which this article is based is based on a spatial understanding, but detaches it from its originally traffic-related context. Mobile administration is intended to express the fact that administration and its interaction contexts become location-independent through the use of mobile services.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Logic of Simplifying Public Administration in Hungary, 1900–1910

    • Abstract: The present paper analyzes the implementation of the simplification law in Hungarian public administration between 1900 and 1910. The law was enacted in 1901 in a bid to »simplify, facilitate, and speed up« administrative processes and mitigate encounters between different administrative units. The law created an extended debate on the possible directions of simplification and resulted in a mixed reception, including an oftentimes contested implementation. The paper investigates the logic behind the reform both in terms of the legal and practical formulation of revised regulations and in terms of the actual implementation of the directives on the local level. I argue that “simplification” was a buzzword for the homogenization and rationalization of public administration that was considered inept to accommodate the new and expanding tasks of the state by the turn of the century. ›Simplification,‹ hence, resulted in a more complicated system, an oxymoron quickly flagged by contemporaries. The simplification law is understood in the present paper as a case of innovation, and the paper thus contributes to our understanding of innovation processes in public administration. The paper asks how the simplification law was implemented based on the micropractices of administrators, what were the practical consequences of the law in relation to the purposes of lawmakers, who were the main agents that influenced the process, and how they could press their own agendas in the process. These questions are approached through the lens of the materiality of public administration, in which people, objects, and material processes can explain the outcome of innovation initiatives, as in the case of the implementation of the simplification law.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Die Gestaltung von Wandel und Innovation im Mehrebenensystem der
           Militärverwaltung Österreich-Ungarns um 1900

    • Abstract: Using the example of the new disciplinary punishment ordinance of 1903, the article examines the shaping of innovations in the Austro-Hungarian army around 1900 on the basis of communication within the administration. It is shown that the military administration operated in a vertical and horizontal multi-level system that was characterised by forms of cooperation and negotiation processes. The middle and lower levels of administration played an important role in shaping the new norms by being involved in the process as internal experts. This approach enabled the adaptation of innovations to practice, but at the same time prevented radical changes.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Bürokratie, Wandel und Innovation – verwaltungshistorische
           Perspektiven

    • Abstract: The social sciences have shaped how the science of public administration perceives innovations. Therefore, economic concepts of productivity and competitiveness frame the way innovations in public administrations are perceived. In contrast, this introduction develops a model for the historical analysis of innovations in administrative organizations. Using the concept of innovation, this model focuses on three levels of change processes that are analytically distinct but often occur together: (1) discourses of novelty, (2) actors of change, and (3) administrative practices.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • »A stupid dread of innovation«: Wandel, Zeitlichkeit und das Problem der
           Innovation in frühneuzeitlichen Verwaltungen

    • PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Only Game in Town' New Steering Models as Spaces of Contestation in
           1990s Public Administration

    • Abstract: Reform concepts such as the »New Steering Model« (NSM) became prominent in the German administrative discourse of the 1990s. This article examines the examples of the Speyer Quality Contest and the Carl Bertelsmann Price. These intermunicipal performance contests awarded municipalities for the appropriation of NSM principles, thus popularizing the approach in administrative theory and practice. Simulated competition served as a tool for the relevant stakeholders to negotiate notions of quality and innovation. Actors such as the Joint Office for Administrative Simplification, the University for Administrative Sciences Speyer, and the Bertelsmann Foundation pushed frameworks that conceptualized the municipality as a non-commercial professional service firm. Cities, in turn, hoped to find ways to deliver public services with waning funds. While neither the NSM nor practices of simulated competition dominated the public administrative discourse beyond the early 2000s, they speak to a temporary belief in managerial practices in the public sphere.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Ein neues Gedächtnis für die Verwaltung: und die Wissenschaft.
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    • Abstract: The article reports on the workshop »born digitals und die historische Wissenschaft – Annäherungen an eine Quellenkunde für genuin elektronisches Archivmaterial«, which was organized by the State Archives of North Rhine-Westphalia in Duisburg on August 30th and 31st, 2022. The workshop established a dialogue between archivists and historians to address the epistemological, methodological, and technological challenges and opportunities of archiving and analyzing digital administrative records. The article situates these debates in a longer history of efforts to document administrative practices. Thus, the article highlights that the established archival order of written records was the contingent outcome of three interlinked transformation processes that occurred around 1900 in administrations and archives: 1) loose paper files started to replace records bound together in books transforming the file as the primary medium for documenting administrative practice, 2) the chronological organization of records in the registry gave way to an order based on subject categories, 3) archivists started to establish the principle of provenance as a principle of structuring archival collections. Thus, rather than treating digitalization as a crisis, it is seen as a transformative period of documentation practices, which brings its specific opportunities and challenges.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • »Typewriting Medicine« – Bürotechnologische Innovationen und
           klinische Verwaltung am Beispiel der Charité Berlin, 1890–1932

    • Abstract: Modern hospitals are not only places of treatment, healing and scientific research, but bureaucratic colossi whose administrative and organizational structures changed fundamentally through the gradual implementation of new innovative office technologies in the first half of the 20th century. Against this background of media technological change the article aims to trace the fundamental transformation of administrative practices in hospitals between 1890 and 1932, using the Charité Berlin as an example, and paying attention to the ways of transmission and adaption of these new office technologies such as typewriters, photocopiers, file folders, card index and punch card systems into clinical administration.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Motives for and Consequences of the Introduction of Typewriters and
           Word Processing in the British Civil Service

    • Abstract: Until the late nineteenth century the British Civil Service relied on handwritten documents which were hand copied by armies of clerks and filed. The next stage was that handwritten documents were copied by armies of typists and then filed. The third stage was that documents were, largely, typed by their authors and distributed via email or other means, at which point the system of filing seems to have broken down. The two major inflection points were roughly 100 years apart, and both the move to the typewriter and the move to email were motivated by a wish to save money.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • McKinsey auf der Hardthöhe: Unternehmensberater im Bundesministerium
           der Verteidigung 1981/82

    • Abstract: This paper examines the use of management consultants in the German Ministry of Defence in 1981 and 1982. After an affair concerning the procurement of the Tornado fighter aircraft, the Minister of Defence, Hans Apel, hired a team from the consulting firm McKinsey to develop a new organisational concept. This paper examines the special features of the German procurement and defence administration as well as the reasons for the failure of projects of administrative innovation. Focus is placed on the role of management consultants in the implementation of organisational innovations and their relationship to the actors within the ministerial administration.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Einführung und/oder Abschaffung von Arbeitsbüchern als
           Innovation.

    • PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Assessment as innovation: The case of the French administration in the
           nineteenth century

    • Abstract: In nineteenth century France, an administrative practice underwent a spectacular expansion: the assessment of all civil servants, regardless of their ministry of affiliation. This article analyzes this innovation. In the first section, the political and administrative context of this assessment is presented. The second section describes the chronology of the expansion of performance appraisals and the content of the forms used: the competencies of the agents were dissected on all levels (attendance at work, technical abilities, and personal and family life). Finally, the last section will attempt to analyze the modalities, drivers, and effects of the expansion of this practice.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • An Unbound Prometheus' Bureaucracy, Technology, Technocracy, and
           Administrative Innovation

    • Abstract: We will focus on the intensifying technologization of government affairs and the ensuing question: does this lead to a bureaucratically dominated technocracy' The coining of the concept of ›technocracy‹ is attributed to the engineer William Henry Smyth in 1919: »The rule of the people made effective through the agency of their servants, the scientists and engineers«. We will examine past and present debates on possible adverse effects of technocracy on the scope for democratic governance and thus the position of political leaders and citizens in decision making.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
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    • PubDate: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • »Wandel durch Annäherung«: Multinormativität und informelle Politik in
           der europäischen Integration zwischen den 1960er und 1990er-Jahren

    • Abstract: The article scrutinises the institutional culture of European integration, with a particular focus on the decision-making procedures of the European Community in the period from the 1960s to the 1990s. ‘Soft Law’ played a key role in the normative and administrative development and differentiation of the Community, because it crystallised legal, political, cultural, and administrative norms. More specifically, the article demonstrates how the procedural norm of consensus became gradually challenged (and weakened) by the rise of majority voting in the Community. The article thus illustrates how the process of Europeanisation (‘Annäherung’) can contribute to normative change (‘Wandel’).
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Litigious Bukovina: Eugen Ehrlich’s ›Living Law‹ and the Use of
           Civil Justice in the Late Habsburg Monarchy

    • Abstract: In this paper, Eugen Ehrlich’s notion of living law is presented as a concept of multi-normativity. The culturally pluralist character of his home province, Bukovina, led Ehrlich – rightly considered a pioneer not only of the sociology of law, but also of legal pluralism and qualitative social research – to empirically explore the legal customs of its different ethnic groups as actually practised. As Ehrlich stressed the role of private societal legal transactions, his place of activity became a metaphor for a law beyond the state. However, the textbook narrative that Austrian state law has been ›dead‹ in the easternmost crown land of the Habsburg Empire does not stand up to closer scrutiny. In fact, as shown by an analysis of the monarchy’s legal statistics (that are hitherto practically unused for historical or sociological studies) and contemporary media accounts, the Bukovina witnessed an extraordinarily high litigation rate. Apart from precarious economic conditions, this was most likely an unintended consequence of civil procedural reforms. Given the Bukovina’s figurative meaning in current socio-legal discourses on law and globalisation, a proper understanding of this demand for state justice, as well as its coexistence with multiple societal normativities, is not only of historical interest.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Mulitinormativität und administrative Logik – neue
           verwaltungshistorische Perspektiven

    • PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Gestalten verwalten' These zu Janusköpfigkeit als Kern des
           verwalterischen Habitus in NS-Zeit und Gegenwart.

    • Abstract: The last fifteen years have seen a burgeoning of historical studies focused on (public) administration, notably during the period of National Socialism. And yet, this research has merely played a marginal role both in sociology and in the current training regime for public servants despite the critical role played by bureaucratic processes under the Naziregime and in the Shoah. Historical studies raise genuinely sociological questions about collective dispositions, however. The author’s hypothesis is that bureaucracy has the basic capacity or even inclination toward ambiguity and contradictory attitudes, and yet that this very Janus-head quality constitutes the bureaucratic trait per se.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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