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Title: The Nazi ministerial elite: 1933-1945
Authors: Fonseca, A. M.
Keywords: National Socialism
Ministerial elites
Government
Political recruitment
Third Reich
Single party
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Intellect
Abstract: Using data collected as part of the University of Lisbon's Institute of Social Science's project, Elites, single party and political decision-making in the era of fascisms: Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany, this article seeks to describe the socio-political profile of the Third Reich's ministerial elite from 1933 to 1945, and to understand the recruitment variables that led to the appointment of these men to Hitler's government, trying to provide a political description of the Nazi ministerial elite. Above all, the case of the Third Reich demonstrates the extreme diminution of the power of government, which was achieved by strengthening the Nazi Party's parallel apparatus. In this way, the Nazi Party was transformed into practically the only recruitment source for the ministerial elite, taking control of the government while simultaneously diminishing the relevence of that elite.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-18966
http://hdl.handle.net/10071/13398
DOI: 10.1386/pjss.8.1.43/1
ISSN: 1476-413X
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/pjss.8.1.43/1
Appears in Collections:CEI-RI - Artigos em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

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