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date: 20 October 2019

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This article begins by considering the different meanings of the word ‘state’. It then discusses the unitary state and the nation; the organization of the state's territory; the organization of the central executive branches of the state, the droit administratif and the advent of the Sozialer Rechtstaat; and the hierarchical structure of the executive.

Keywords: state, nation, state territory, executive branch, civil servants, droit administrative, Sozialer Rechtstaat

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