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Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty
By George Schwab (trans), Tracy B. Strong (foreword by) and Carl Schmitt
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date January 15, 2006
Pages 70
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226738895
ISBN-10 0226738892
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Other format details university press
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Written in the intense political and intellectual tumult of the early years of the Weimar Republic, Political Theology develops the distinctive theory of sovereignty that made Carl Schmitt one of the most significant and controversial political theorists of the twentieth century.

Focusing on the relationships among political leadership, the norms of the legal order, and the state of political emergency, Schmitt argues in Political Theology that legal order ultimately rests upon the decisions of the sovereign. According to Schmitt, only the sovereign can meet the needs of an "exceptional" time and transcend legal order so that order can then be reestablished. Convinced that the state is governed by the ever-present possibility of conflict, Schmitt theorizes that the state exists only to maintain its integrity in order to ensure order and stability. Suggesting that all concepts of modern political thought are secularized theological concepts, Schmitt concludes Political Theology with a critique of liberalism and its attempt to depoliticize political thought by avoiding fundamental political decisions.



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from Mit Pr (January 1, 1986)
9780262192446 | details & prices | List price $20.00
About: Written in the intense political and intellectual ferment of the early years of the Weimar Republic, Political Theology develops the distinctive theory of sovereignty that marks Carl Schmitt as one of the most significant political and legal theoreticians of the 20th century.
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With Tracy B. Strong (other contributor), George Schwab (other contributor) | from Univ of Chicago Pr (January 15, 2006)
9780226738895 | details & prices | 70 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Written in the intense political and intellectual tumult of the early years of the Weimar Republic, Political Theology develops the distinctive theory of sovereignty that made Carl Schmitt one of the most significant and controversial political theorists of the twentieth century.
from Mit Pr (October 1, 1988)
9780262691246 | details & prices | 5.55 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $9.95
About: "Sovereign is he who decides on the exception.

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