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On Schmitt and Space (Hardcover) (Claudio Minca & Rory Rowan)

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This book represents the first comprehensive study of the influential German legal and political thinker Carl Schmitt’s spatial thought, offering the first systematic examination from a Geographic perspective of one of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century.

It charts the development of Schmitt’s spatial thinking from his early work on secularization and the emergence of the modern European state to his post war analysis of the spatial basis of global order and international law, whilst situating his thought in relation to his changing biographical and intellectual context, controversial involvement in Weimar politics and disastrous support for the Nazi regime. It argues that spatial concepts play a crucial structural role throughout Schmitt’s work, from his well-known analyses of sovereign power and states of exception to his often overlooked spatial history of modernity. Locating a fundamental relationship between space and ‘the political’ lies at the core of his thought.

The book explores the critical insight that Schmitt’s spatial thought bears on some of the key political questions of the twentieth century whilst tracking his profound and enduring influence on key debates on sovereignty, international relations, war and the nature of world order at the start of the twenty first century.

Number of Pages: 286
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: History, Philosophy
Series Title: Interventions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Claudio Minca & Rory Rowan
Language: English
Street Date: August 19, 2015
TCIN: 16188861
UPC: 9781138000742
Item Number (DPCI): 247-28-0592
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