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On Schmitt and Space
     

On Schmitt and Space

by Claudio Minca
 

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ISBN-10: 1138000744

ISBN-13: 9781138000742

Pub. Date: 08/19/2015

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book represents the first comprehensive study of the influential German legal and political thinker Carl Schmitt's spatial thought, offering the first systematic examination from a Geographic perspective of one of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century.

It charts the development of Schmitt's spatial thinking from his early work on

Overview

This book represents the first comprehensive study of the influential German legal and political thinker Carl Schmitt's spatial thought, offering the first systematic examination from a Geographic perspective of one of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century.

It charts the development of Schmitt's spatial thinking from his early work on secularization and the emergence of the modern
European state to his post war analysis of the spatial basis of global order and international law, whilst situating his thought in relation to his changing biographical and intellectual context, controversial involvement in
Weimar politics and disastrous support for the Nazi regime. It argues that spatial concepts play a crucial structural role throughout Schmitt's work, from his well-known analyses of sovereign power and states of exception to his often overlooked spatial history of modernity. Locating a fundamental relationship between space and 'the political' lies at the core of his thought.

The book explores the critical insight that
Schmitt's spatial thought bears on some of the key political questions of the twentieth century whilst tracking his profound and enduring influence on key debates on sovereignty, international relations, war and the nature of world order at the start of the twenty first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781138000742
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/19/2015
Series:
Interventions Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Writing Carl Schmitt 2. The Return of Carl Schmitt 3. Spatializing the Political 4. Liberal Leviathan 5. Nazi Behemoth 6. Groβraum 7. Spatial Histories 8. A New Nomos of the Earth? Conclusion

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