Order and property: Stabilisation strategies in twentieth-century Germany


How can we explain the remarkable resilience of ownership structures in Germany in the twentieth century? The project explores the form and function of the stabilisation strategies that followed periods of great upheaval. During the first application stage, it considers the consequences of hyperinflation in the mid-1920s and investigates the struggle for revaluation measures and Fürstenenteignung, the expropriation of aristocratic property.

The project thus reconstructs the interplay between anti-democratic agitation and the attempt of stabilising the democratic social order by means of property structures.

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