Bureaucratic Geographies of the State

Anna Ross

in Beyond the Barricades

Published in print January 2019 | ISBN: 9780198833826
Published online February 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191872204 | DOI:
Bureaucratic Geographies of the State

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This chapter explores the nature of the Prussian state on the eve of 1848 and the administrative challenges it posed to officials. This includes an overview of Prussia’s territories and administrative structures. Within this bureaucratic geography, the Prussian Central Statistical Office comes to the fore as an institution that would be of great importance to state-building in the post-revolutionary decade. The chapter examines the activities undertaken by the director of this office and the bureaucrats who worked with him. It also establishes their role in facilitating an exchange of government materials with other states in the 1850s. The Prussian Ministry of State would rely on many of these statistical materials in exacting reforms, as will be indicated in the chapters that follow.

Keywords: bureaucracy; statistics; statistical office; exchange; conference; Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Dieterici

Chapter.  9014 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) ; Political History

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