ISBN-10:
0521115426
ISBN-13:
9780521115421
Pub. Date:
12/31/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Carl Schmitt's International Thought: Order and Orientation

Carl Schmitt's International Thought: Order and Orientation

by William Hooker
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Overview

An unrepentant Nazi, Carl Schmitt remains one of the most divisive figures in twentieth century political thought. In recent years, his ideas have attracted a new and growing audience. This book seeks to cut through the controversy surrounding Schmitt to analyse his ideas on world order. In so doing, it takes on board Schmitt's critique of the condition of order in late modernity, and considers Schmitt's continued relevance. Consideration is given to the two devices Schmitt deploys, the Grossraum and the Partisan, and argues that neither concept lives up to its claim to transcend or reform Schmitt's pessimistic history of the state. The author concludes that Schmitt's continuing value lies in his provocative historical critique, rather than his conceptual innovation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521115421
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William Hooker currently works as a lawyer at Clifford Chance in London. He previously researched and taught international political theory at the London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Schmitt's 'International Thought'; 3. Unravelling sovereignty; 4. Histories of space; 5. Acceleration and restraint; 6. Grossraum; 7. Partisan; 8. Conclusion; Appendix; Index.

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