Retrieval and the development of German federalism in the postwar period

  • O. A. Mayor Uzhgorod National University
Keywords: Germany, federalism, federal system, constitution, post­war period, reform


The path to understanding the nature of the German federal state is the analysis of its historical development. The process of establishing the federal structure of the German territory is long and quite complex , due to complex factors of social , legal and political nature. Federal relations on German soil in a given historical period is a reflection of political realities and lessons of the previous state . This paper considers the problem of revival of federal structures in the context of the new German state. Author determined arguments in favor of the federal structure of the state at the time. Established a task that had set the parents creators of the Weimar constitution. It is noted that much attention has been given implementation mechanisms controlling the balance of power and authority , not the vertical distribution of competencies. The features of the functioning of West German federalism. This paper analyzes the main structural problems and dysfunctions in the system of German federalism, which found its expression in the post­war period ; considered federal principles in Eastern Germany, who were in the tension field of centralist ideological trends in the postwar period. The author points out that the revival of German federalism influenced by factors such as domestic and foreign policy issues and concludes on the need for transformation of the federal system.


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O. A. Mayor, Uzhgorod National University


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Mayor, O. A. (2014). Retrieval and the development of German federalism in the postwar period. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 17(6), 140-144. Retrieved from