Denunciations in Twentieth-Century Germany: Aspects of Self-Policing in the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic

@article{Gellately1996DenunciationsIT,
  title={Denunciations in Twentieth-Century Germany: Aspects of Self-Policing in the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic},
  author={Robert Gellately},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1996},
  volume={68},
  pages={931 - 967}
}
  • Robert Gellately
  • Published 1996
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • One of the duties of the "good citizen," as constituted in modem Europe, was to inform the authorities in order to hinder the commission of crimes, track down criminals, or uphold the existing order. The surveillance societies that emerged over the past two centuries can be distinguished from their predecessors in part on the basis of their new formal policing activities, but particularly because of the role envisaged for citizens, whose duty became to watch, listen, and inform the authorities… CONTINUE READING
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