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The meaning of the term Polizeiwissenschaft (or Policeywissenschaft) varies. Historically, it denoted in a general sense the totality of all early modern academic concerns with Policey (policing, public order; Police [political order]). In the narrower sense, it denotes a subject instituted and taught between the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries exclusively in German and Austrian universities; the intent was to systematically and academically combine the constitutional, administrative, and economic aspects included at that time under Policey or considered most impor…

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Weber, Wolfgang E.J., “Polizeiwissenschaft”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_025711>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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