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stándestaat

a postfeudal form of the STATE in some parts of Western Europe (e.g. France, Prussia) in which the broad ESTATES of the realm (e.g. nobility, burghers) possessed rights to be consulted by the ruler in affairs of state. The meetings of the states-general in France at the start of the 1789 Revolution were assemblies of representatives of estates. The existence of such groups, for which there exist no direct parallels outside Europe, has sometimes been seen as an important factor in the distinctive ‘democratic’, ‘participatory’ route taken by European politics.
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Alli publico la revista Der christliche Standestaat, uno de los principales foros intelectuales de oposicion al nazismo.
Parecia que Morelos, por un lado reformador social, era, por el otro, clerical tradicional, y al tiempo que queria suprimir un aspecto integral del antiguo regimen colonial, intentaba fortalecer otro, es decir, el estatus de la Iglesia y sus ministros como una de las corporaciones privilegiadas de la estructura juridica del tipico Standestaat.
Despite these diversities a recurrent although somewhat nebulous ideal can be perceived permeating the works of all these writers--that of an "organically constituted" Standestaat.
Hilde Haider-Pregler's essay 'Exilland Osterreich' evokes all the ambiguities of exile in the Standestaat, where actors of the stature of Basserman and Wallburg were welcomed on the Viennese stage, but less-known colleagues were excluded.
His political thought, based as it is on a society of estates that has not existed for hundreds of years, might well have gone to o blivion with the Standestaat.
Generally, the aim of this commentary is to make clear that Hegel reacted against the destruction of traditional society around 1800, that is, the destruction of metaphysics and religion in the Standestaat.