This book addresses major theoretical issues in the fields of public administration and comparative politics. It discusses the role which ideology played as a unifying force for at least parts of the German state bureaucracy in Wilhelmine Germany . The examination of a modernizing ideology in the German case is useful for an understanding of the political dynamics of state-led modernization and industrial strategy in many contemporary societies and the author explains political behaviour and relations in Germany in general terms that are universally relevant.

part |96 pages

The Problem

part |231 pages


chapter |3 pages


chapter |35 pages

The Mittelland Canal

chapter |44 pages

The Bülow Tariff

part |72 pages