The Concept Of The Political

Author: Carl Schmitt
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226738841
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In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism’s basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state—a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab’s introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt’s intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. In addition to analysis by Leo Strauss and a foreword by Tracy B. Strong placing Schmitt’s work into contemporary context, this expanded edition also includes a translation of Schmitt’s 1929 lecture “The Age of Neutralizations and Depoliticizations,” which the author himself added to the 1932 edition of the book. An essential update on a modern classic, The Concept of the Political, Expanded Edition belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in political theory or philosophy.

Political Theology

Author: Carl Schmitt
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226738901
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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.

Theory Of The Partisan

Author: Carl Schmitt
Editor: Telos Press
ISBN: 9780914386339
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Theory of the Partisan analyzes a specific and significant phenomenon that ushered in a new theory of war and enmity. It contains an implicit theory of the terrorist, which in the 21st century has ushered in yet another new theory of war and enmity. Consequently, this work is not only of historical interest, but is relevant to contemporary political and military developments and concerns.

The Concept Of The Political

Author: Hans J. Morgenthau
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230363083
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A growing interest in the oeuvre of Hans J. Morgenthau and in re-readings of 'classical realism' increases the significance of his European, pre-emigration writings in order to understand the work of one of the founding figures of IR. This book is the first English translation of Morgenthau's French monograph La notion du politique from 1933 (translated by Maeva Vidal).

The Politics Of Theory

Author: Francis Barker
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Politics And Vision

Author: Sheldon S. Wolin
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691174059
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Politics and Vision is a landmark work by one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century. This is a significantly expanded edition of one of the greatest works of modern political theory. Sheldon Wolin's Politics and Vision inspired and instructed two generations of political theorists after its appearance in 1960. Substantially expanded for republication in 2004, it is both a sweeping survey of Western political thought and a powerful account of contemporary predicaments of power and democracy. In lucid and compelling prose, Sheldon Wolin offers original, subtle, and often surprising interpretations of political theorists from Plato to Rawls. Situating them historically while sounding their depths, he critically engages their diverse accounts of politics, theory, power, justice, citizenship, and institutions. The new chapters, which show how thinkers have grappled with the immense possibilities and dangers of modern power, are themselves a major theoretical statement. They culminate in Wolin’s remarkable argument that the United States has invented a new political form, "inverted totalitarianism,“ in which economic rather than political power is dangerously dominant. In this expanded edition, the book that helped to define political theory in the late twentieth century should energize, enlighten, and provoke generations of scholars to come. Wolin originally wrote Politics and Vision to challenge the idea that political analysis should consist simply of the neutral observation of objective reality. He argues that political thinkers must also rely on creative vision. Wolin shows that great theorists have been driven to shape politics to some vision of the Good that lies outside the existing political order. As he tells it, the history of theory is thus, in part, the story of changing assumptions about the Good. Acclaimed as a tour de force when it was first published, and a major scholarly event when the expanded edition appeared, Politics and Vision will instruct, inspire, and provoke for generations to come.

The Political Anthropology Of Internationalized Politics

Author: Sarah Biecker
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ISBN: 1538149516
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Explores methods and concepts of political anthropology and explains how they can be used for the analysis of international relations and internationalized politics.

Studies In The Politics Of Aristotle And The Republic Of Plato

Author: Isaac Althaus Loos
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Disorders And Terrorism

Author: National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals. Task Force on Disorders and Terrorism
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Extradition Reform Act Of 1981

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime
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The Concept Of Representation

Author: Hanna F. Pitkin
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520021563
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This book arises out of Hannah Pitkin's doctoral dissertation and is considered by political scientists to be the gold standard in terms of a philosophical treatment of the subject. Pitkin covers the historical evolution of thinking about representation from the Greeks through the founding of the American republic highlighting diverse thinkers and politicians like Edmund Burke, Jeremy Bentham, and James Madison as well as more contemporary scholars like Robert Dahl and Charles Lindblom.

The Chinese Revolution And The Politics Of Dependency

Author: Richard H. Solomon
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Political Returns

Author: John Evan Seery
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Social Institutions And The Politics Of Recognition

Author: Anthony Burns
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1786605708
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This second volume continues the story told in the first by focusing on the writings of a selection of thinkers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in England, the German speaking world and in France, ending with the debate around the French Revolution of 1789. The thinkers discussed include Thomas Hobbes, John Selden, Sir Matthew Hale, John Locke, Samuel Clarke, Johannes Althusius, Samuel Pufendorf, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Jean Barbeyrac, the author of the anonymous Militaire philosophe, Claude Buffier, l’abbé de Saint-Pierre; Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, l’abbé de Sieyès, Jeremy Bentham, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft and Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon. The book ends with a discussion of the concept of administration, as we find it in the writings of Saint-Simon, which is seen as a point of transition to the discussion of themes of bureaucracy, technocracy and managerialism.

The Soviet Concept Of Reasonable Sufficiency

Author: Elaine Holoboff
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Since Gorbachev came to power, the Soviet Union has adopted a dramatically new approach to arms control and disarmament. Based on cooperation rather than confrontation, this change in approach has contributed to a situation where both East and West now stand at the edge of radical arms reductions. This paper examines a number of fundamental principles which have guided the Soviet approach to conventional arms control issues over the past three years. The paper demonstrates that, though it was initially an idea with little substance, the principle of reasonable sufficiency and its corollaries have become central to Soviet thinking on arms control and disarmament.

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Concepts Of Culture

Author: Adam Muller
Editor: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552381676
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How do we define 'culture?' In this volume, Adam Muller brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars in a number of different disciplines who each examine the concept of culture as it is understood and deployed within their respective fields.