Carl Schmitt: Law as Politics, Ideology and Strategic Myth - Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers (Hardback)
  • Carl Schmitt: Law as Politics, Ideology and Strategic Myth - Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers (Hardback)
zoom

Carl Schmitt: Law as Politics, Ideology and Strategic Myth - Nomikoi: Critical Legal Thinkers (Hardback)

(author)
£125.00
Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 22/03/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

There continues to be a remarkable revival in academic interest in Carl Schmitt's thought within politics and social theory but this is the first book to address his thought from an explicitly legal theoretical perspective. Transcending the prevailing one-sided and purely historical focus on Schmitt's significance for debates that took place in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933, this book addresses the actual and potential significance of Schmitt's thought for controversies within contemporary Anglo-American legal theory that have emerged during the past three decades. These include: the critique of liberal forms of legal positivism; the relative 'indeterminacy' of legal doctrine and the need for an explicitly interpretative approach to its range of meanings, their scope and policy rationale; the centrality of discretion and judicial law-making within the legal process; the important role played by ideological prejudices and assumptions in legal reasoning; the reinterpretation of law as a form of strategically disguised politics; the legal theoretical critique of universalistic approaches to "human" rights and associated liberal-cosmopolitan 'ideologies of humanity,' including the rhetoric of 'humanitarian intervention'; and the limitations of liberal constitutionalism and liberalism more generally as an approach to law.

In Carl Schmitt: Law as Politics, Ideology and Strategic Myth, the author provides an overview and assessment of Schmitt's thought, as well as a consideration of its relevance for contemporary legal thought and debates.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415478502
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Outgrowing God
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
How to Argue With a Racist
Added to basket
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Feline Philosophy
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
How to Argue With a Racist
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Oneness With All Life
Added to basket
Metazoa
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Tyranny of Merit
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Morality
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The School of Life
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Princes of the Renaissance
Added to basket
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.