Carl Schmitt

Carl Schmitt
Vital Statistics
 Name: Carl Schmitt
 Country of Origin: Germany
 Occupations: Political Theorist, Jurist, Historian, Philosopher
 Specialties: Political Analysis
 Year born: 1888
 Year died: 1985
 Age: 97
 ISNI: 0000 0001 2138 032X
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Carl Schmitt was a conservative German legal, constitutional, and political theorist. Schmitt is often considered to be one of the most important critics of liberalism, parliamentary democracy, and liberal cosmopolitanism.

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The Concept of the Political
Carl Schmitt - The Concept of the Political
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....

Thema Categories: Socialism and left-of-centre democratic ideologies, Political structures: totalitarianism and dictatorship
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty
Carl Schmitt - Political Theology
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...

Thema Categories: Liberalism and centre democratic ideologies, Political control and freedoms
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Land and Sea: A World-Historical Meditation
Carl Schmitt - Land and Sea
Originally published in 1942, at the height of the Second World War, Land and Sea: A World-Historical Meditation recounts Carl Schmitt's view of world history "as a history of the battles of sea powers against land powers and of land...

Thema Categories: Colonialism and imperialism, Socialism and left-of-centre democratic ideologies
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Legality and Legitimacy
Carl Schmitt - Legacy and Legitimacy
Carl Schmitt ranks among the most original and controversial political thinkers of the twentieth century. His incisive criticisms of Enlightenment political thought and liberal political practice remain as shocking and significant today as when they first appeared in Weimar Germany.

Thema Categories: Socialism and left-of-centre democratic ideologies, Political structures: totalitarianism and dictatorship
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Constitutional Theory
Carl Schmitt - Constitutional Theory
Carl Schmitt’s magnum opus, Constitutional Theory, was originally published in 1928 and has been in print in German ever since. This volume makes Schmitt’s masterpiece of comparative constitutionalism available to English-language readers for the first time. Schmitt is considered by...

Thema Categories: Socialism and left-of-centre democratic ideologies, Political structures: totalitarianism and dictatorship, History of constitution and comparative constitutional law
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Dictatorship
Carl Schmitt - Dictatorship
Written shortly after the Russian Revolution and the First World War, Schmitt analyses the problem of the state of emergency and the power of the Reichspräsident in declaring it. Dictatorship, Schmitt argues, is a necessary legal institution in constitutional law...

Thema Categories: Socialism and left-of-centre democratic ideologies, Political structures: totalitarianism and dictatorship
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Writings on War
Carl Schmitt - Writings on War
Writings on War collects three of Carl Schmitt's most important and controversial texts, here appearing in English for the first time: The Turn to the Discriminating Concept of War, The Großraum Order of International Law, and The International Crime of...

Thema Categories: International law, European history
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
Political Romanticism
Carl Schmitt - Political Romanticism
Carl Schmitt (1888-1985), the author of such books as Political Theology and The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy (both published in English by The MIT Press), was one of the leading political and legal theorists of the twentieth century. His critical...

Thema Categories: Political ideologies, Socialism and left-of-centre democratic ideologies
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
The Guardian of the Constitution: Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt on the Limits of Constitutional Law (Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law)
Carl Schmitt - The Guardian of the Constitution
This volume provides the first English translation of Hans Kelsen's and Carl Schmitt's influential Weimar-era debate on constitutional guardianship and the legitimacy of constitutional review. It includes Kelsen's seminal piece, 'The Nature and Development of Constitutional Adjudication', as well as...

Thema Categories: Educational: Law / legal studies
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Roman Catholicism and Poltical Form
Carl Schmitt - Roman Catholocism and Political Form
The relationship between economic and political thinking has reached a crisis at the end of the 20th century. Already at the beginning of this century, in Roman Catholicism and Political Form, Carl Schmitt juxtaposed a juridical interpretation of religion oriented...

Thema Categories: Comparative politics
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
The Nomos of the Earth in the International Law of Jus Publicum Europaeum
Carl Schmitt - The Nomos of the Earth
The Nomos of the Earth is Carl Schmitt s most historical and geopolitical book. It describes the origin of the Eurocentric global order, which Schmitt dates from the discovery of the New World, discusses its specific character and its contribution...

Thema Categories: Geopolitics
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy
Carl Schmitt - The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy
The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy offers a powerful criticism of the inconsistencies of representative democracy. Described both as "the Hobbes of our age" and as "the philosophical godfather of Nazism," Carl Schmitt was a brilliant and controversial political theorist whose...

Thema Categories: Political ideologies
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Theory of the Partisan
Carl Schmitt - Theory of the Partisan
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...

Thema Categories: Terrorism, armed struggle
Published in: English
Editions available: 1
The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes: Meaning and Failure of a Political Symbol (Heritage of Sociology)
Carl Schmitt - The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes
One of the most significant political philosophers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmitt is a deeply controversial figure who has been labeled both Nazi sympathizer and modern-day Thomas Hobbes. First published in 1938, The Leviathan in the State Theory of...

Thema Categories: Political science and theory
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Political Theology II: The Myth of the Closure of any Political Theology
Carl Schmitt - Political Theology II
At a time of the increasing visibility of religion in public debates and a realization that Schmitt is the major and most controversial political theorist of the twentieth century, this last book sets a new agenda for political theology today.

Thema Categories: Liberalism and centre democratic ideologies, Political control and freedoms
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
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