Eine politische Biographie
Mit einem Vorwort des österreichischen Bundespräsidenten Dr. Heinz Fischer
1. Edition 2011
Vienna University Press at V&R unipress
Zeitgeschichte im Kontext -
Christian Broda (1916–1987) is one of the most influential politicians of the Second Republic, having spent 19 years as head of the Austrian Ministry of Justice (1960–1966 and 1970–1983). His name comes up again and again in contemporary history. In Austria, he is particularly present in the context of legal reform during the Kreisky Era, outside of Austria he is primarily known for his fight for a worldwide ban of the death penalty. Nevertheless, for long time there was no biography of Christian Broda in existence. The book by Maria Wirth provides the first detailed portrayal of Broda. It illuminates his life and his political work with the following focal points: legal policy, media policy, dealing with the Nazi past, and the struggle to protect human rights and abolish the death penalty. Furthermore, the book covers how Broda and his work have been received in public and political speech during.