Carl Schmitt's institutional theory the political power of normality

In 1922, Carl Schmitt penned Political Theology, the celebrated essay in which he elaborated on the notorious theory that the heart of politics lies in the sovereign power to issue emergency measures that suspend the legal order. Ever since, Schmitt's thinking has largely been identified with t...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Croce, Mariano, Salvatore, Andrea (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY Cambridge University Press 2022
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • What is exceptionalist decisionism? Reinterpreting political theology
  • Looking backward : Schmitt before exceptionalist decisionis
  • How exceptionalist decisionism came about : Schmitt and coeval critics
  • A fresh start : Schmitt and state pluralism
  • Out of the exceptionalist quagmire : the notion of institution in Schmitt's thinking
  • The politics of normality : Schmitt's concrete-order thinking
  • Doing away with politics : Schmitt's juristic institutionalism