From Codification To Constitution: On the Changes of Paradigm in German Legal History of the Twentieth Century

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'histoire du droit / The Legal History Review
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145 FROM CODIFICATION TO CONSTITUTION: ON THE CHANGES OF PARADIGM IN GERMAN LEGAL HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by KNUT WOLFGANG NÖRR (Tübingen)* My paper consists of three parts. In the first part, I shall deal with the question of how the legal development in Germany since 1900 should be divided up into periods. I shall examine this question from the point of view of the rule of law or the idea of the Rechtsstaat. The second part is an attempt to explain what we mean by a legal paradigm or model or Leitbild; this part then will analyze the

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