Von der Beschreibung zur Verdichtung. Der Bezirk als Verwaltungsraum im Großherzogtum Baden zwischen 1809 und den 1870er-Jahren

Administory. Journal for the History of Public Administration

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Title Von der Beschreibung zur Verdichtung. Der Bezirk als Verwaltungsraum im Großherzogtum Baden zwischen 1809 und den 1870er-Jahren
 
Creator von Krosigk, Rüdiger
 
Subject Verwaltungsgeschichte
Verwaltungsgeschichte; Verwaltungspraxis; Verwaltungsraum; Raum; Ortsbereisungen; Baden;
 
Description This article explores the spatial generation and perception of administrative districts. It has a particular focus on how certain administrative practices contributed to diminishing spatial distance between district offices and local society, that is, residents and municipalities, from the early 19th century to the 1870s in the Grand Duchy of Baden. Two di erent administrative systems – a centralized one introduced in 1809 and a more participative one dating from 1863/1865 – characterize the period under consideration. With regard to the methodological approach, the understanding of the genera- tion and perception of administrative spaces is informed by cultural, communications, and media studies. With respect to the spatial generation and perception of the administrative districts, two administrative practices are of particular interest. Firstly, administrative visitations (›Orts- bereisungen‹) were periodically carried out in the villages by the district officers, starting in the early 19th century, to gather information as the basis of a ›close‹ description of the administrative, agricultural, economic, infrastructural, security, welfare and health conditions in the districts for the purpose of administrative reports. Oral communication and immediacy in conducting the administrative visitations contributed in particular to reducing distance between district administrations and local society. Secondly, the article explores the role of honorary district councilors as middlemen between local society and district administration from the mid-1860s. In their roles as experts, advisers, and mediators – which they also fulfilled in the context of administrative visitations – the honorary district councilors enhanced the proximity of local society to the district administration and in this way contributed to the perception of the district as a rather small space. 
 
Publisher Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung
 
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Date 2017-09-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Format application/pdf
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Identifier https://adhi.univie.ac.at/index.php/adhi/article/view/1810
 
Source Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte; Bd. 2 (2017): Staat, Verwaltung und Raum im langen 19. Jahrhundert | The State, Administration and Space in the long 19th Century
ADMINISTORY. Journal for the History of Public Administration; Bd. 2 (2017): Staat, Verwaltung und Raum im langen 19. Jahrhundert | The State, Administration and Space in the long 19th Century
2519-1187
 
Language deu
 
Relation https://adhi.univie.ac.at/index.php/adhi/article/view/1810/pdf_krosgk
https://adhi.univie.ac.at/index.php/adhi/article/view/1810/html_Krosigk
 
Coverage Baden; Südwestdeutschland
19. Jahrhundert

 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Rüdiger von Krosigk
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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