“World History is the Regional Court” (Karl Kraus). Cover Image
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„Die Weltgeschichte ist das Kreisgericht“ (Karl Kraus).
“World History is the Regional Court” (Karl Kraus).

Regional Administrations as an Alternative to State Law

Author(s): Helmut Rumpler
Subject(s): History, Modern Age, 19th Century
Published by: Masarykův ústav a Archiv Akademie věd ČR
Keywords: Austria-Hungary; 19th century; regional administartion; nationalism; state right

Summary/Abstract: When the nationalities of the multiethnic Austrian Empire began to demand national self-determination „on their own territory“, they started the struggle for the national „Besitzstand“. Th e great nations like the Magyars, Czechs, Poles and Croats claimed for their historical „Staatsrecht“. Th e Austrian governments answered with the concept of national autonomy in national homogeneous districts on the basis of the existing historical „Kreise“. Palacky on the Krensierer Reichstag, Stadion in the Reichsverfassung of 1849, Ernest von Körber in the context of his deliberations to solve the „Bohemian question“ presented concepts for realization. When the governments of Stürgkh, Clam Martinic and Seidler/Hussarek declarated the „Kreisordnung“ for Bohemia, there was no chance for acceptance, because the question of the settlement of a Czechoslovak State was decided.

  • Issue Year: 8/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 28-75
  • Page Count: 47
  • Language: German