Higher Civil Servants in Germany, 1890–1900

  title={Higher Civil Servants in Germany, 1890–1900},
  author={John C. G. R{\"o}hl},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={101 - 121}
  • J. Röhl
  • Published 1 July 1967
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In the last two or three decades of the nineteenth century, the scope of governmental activity began to increase at an unprecedented rate in the advanced countries of Europe and North America. As it did so, as governments came to intervene more and more in the day-to-day lives of individuals, demands for a thorough reform of recruitment methods to the higher branches of the civil service grew more insistent. In Britain, France, and the United States, patronage had to make way for recruitment by… 

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