Project: "The Theory of the State by Hermann Heller: translation and commentary"
Hermann Heller was born in Cieszyn in 1891, died in Madrid in 1934 and was a lawyer and political scientist in the German language. In the 1920s, he was committed to democratic socialism, defended the Weimar Republic and formulated perceptive theoretical interpretations of the rise of fascism. His most important critical works are Sovereignty (1929) and Theory of the State (posthumous, 1934). Although not well known in the French-speaking countries, Heller is a classic figure in Germany. The aim of this project is to provide a commented translation of Staatslehre (Theory of the State) and thus to make available to a French-speaking readership one of the seminal texts on German legal thinking of the 20th century. Its objective is also to set up a commentary which enables discussion and clarification of the difficulties inherent in the text. Dual publication is planned - paper and online versions.
01/10/2018 – 31/12/2020