Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty (Paperback)
  • Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty (Paperback)
zoom

Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty (Paperback)

(author), (editor), (foreword)
£15.00
Paperback 116 Pages / Published: 17/02/2006
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226738895
Number of pages: 116
Weight: 174 g
Dimensions: 203 x 172 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Prince
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Edmund Burke
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Portable Hannah Arendt
Added to basket
Republic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Common Sense
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Identity and Violence
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Politics Book
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Hardback
The Clash Of Civilizations
Added to basket
The Prince
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
Inventing the Individual
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Politics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.