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Pragmatismus, Delegieren und Routinebildung

Zum Verhältnis vormoderner Verwaltungspraxis und Herrschaftsausübung

Birgit Näther

Abstract

On the basis of what structures, and according to what kinds of deliberations and considerations, did premodern administrations work? This article uses the example of early modern visitations in Bavaria to show how important pragmatism was in administrative practice, and how and with what consequences routines were developed. It is a plea for an interpretation of administrative work beyond current assumptions and epoch boundaries.