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The Resource Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis, Benjamin Schupmann

Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis, Benjamin Schupmann

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Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis
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Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory
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a critical analysis
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Benjamin Schupmann
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eng
Summary
Can a constitutional democracy commit suicide? Can an illiberal antidemocratic party legitimately obtain power through democratic elections and amend liberalism and democracy out of the constitution entirely? In Weimar Germany, these theoretical questions were both practically and existentially relevant. By 1932, the Nazi and Communist parties combined held a majority of seats in parliament. Neither accepted the legitimacy of liberal democracy. Their only reason for participating democratically was to amend the constitution out of existence. 0This book analyses Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory and shows how it was conceived in response to the Weimar crisis. Right-wing and left-wing political extremists recognized that a path to legal revolution lay in the Weimar constitution's combination of democratic procedures, total neutrality toward political goals, and positive law. Schmitt's writings sought to address the unique problems posed by mass democracy. Schmitt's thought anticipated 'constrained' or 'militant' democracy, a type of constitution that guards against subversive expressions of popular sovereignty and whose mechanisms include the entrenchment of basic constitutional commitments and party bans. 0Schmitt's state and constitutional theory remains important: the problems he identified continue to exist within liberal democratic states. Schmitt offers democrats today a novel way to understand the legitimacy of liberal democracy and the limits of constitutional change.--
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non fiction
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Oxford Constitutional Theory
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  • Schmitt, Carl
  • State, The
  • Political science
  • Germany
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Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis, Benjamin Schupmann
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index
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ocn990479210
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25 cm.
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First edition.
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x, 240 pages
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9780198791614
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)990479210
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Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis, Benjamin Schupmann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990479210
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9780198791614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990479210

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