Policing a Socialist Society: The German Democratic Republic

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Polity of GDR (continued)
Source of power, 12
Prosecution of GDR leaders, 220-225
Rebmann, Kurt, 80, 140
Repressive policing in GDR, Chapter 4
Republican Party, 116, 201
Reuter, Lothar, 107, 221, 224, 225, 227n
Revolution of 1989 in GDR, Chapter 5
Culpability for violence during, 177-179
Protocols regarding violence during, 176-177
Signals of impending revolution, 103-108
Stages of revolution, 108-111
Violent incidents during, 174-176
Role conflict of police, 19-20, 93
Round Tables, 115
Rule of law, 17-18, 28-29, 118-119, 128
Sauer, Manfred, 62, 161
Schabowski, Günter, 111, 112, 177
Schäuble, Wolfgang, 81, 82, 113, 143, 146, 164, 206, 216, 218, 220, 226n
Schmidt, Thomas, 131, 132, 150
Schnur, Wolfgang, 162-163
Schwanitz, Wolfgang, 69, 90, 126, 127, 143, 147, 221
Social courts, 45
Social Democratic Party (SPD), 116, 117
"Socialist Policing", 92-94
Socialist Unity Party (SED), 15-17, 89, Chapter 4 passim, 114, 211
Administration, 16
Mission, 15
Structure, 16
Stalinism, 91
Stasi, see Ministry for State Security
Statist orientation, 3, 18, 25, 88, 91-92, 118-119, 172
Travel regulations, 38-42, 112-113
Ulbricht, Walter, 14, 15, 64
Viett, Inge, 81, 83
von Stahl, Alexander, 152, 220
VP, see People's Police
Weiß, Konrad, 125, 132
Wendland, Günter, 90, 175, 177, 221
Winderlich, Dieter, 125, 171, 181, 184, 190-191, 194
Wolf, Christa, 173, 208n
Wolf, Markus, 61, 69, 88, 120, 132, 140, 141, 142, 152, 219, 220, 221, 222, 226n
Wolff, Friedrich, 153, 227n
Wollweber, Ernst, 64-65, 86n
Wünsche, Kurt, 119, 212
Zachert, Hans-Ludwig, 167n
Zaisser, Wilhelm, 64, 86n

About the Author

NANCY TRAVIS WOLFE is Professor at the College of Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina. She has lived in East Germany for many months during each of the last six years and has researched this subject intensively. She is the author of many articles in professional journals on criminal justice in Germany, socialist justice, corrections, and the preventive functions of courts.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Notes xvi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Abbreviations xix
  • Part I 1
  • Chapter 1 Introduction 3
  • Chapter 2 The German People's Police 23
  • Chapter 3 The Ministry for State Security 60
  • Chapter 4 The End of an Era 88
  • Part II 101
  • Chapter 5 The Gentle Revolution 103
  • Chapter 6 Slaying the Dragon 123
  • Chapter 7 Reorienting the People's Police 169
  • Chapter 8 The Dissolution of the GDR 211
  • References 229
  • Index 241
  • About the Author 244
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