CfP: Charisma and Leadership Carl Schmitt’s relationship to Max Weber

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  At the conclusion of his comments on Talcott Parsons’ paper on value-freedom at the 1964 conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Jürgen Habermas insisted that “Carl Schmitt ein legitimer Schüler Max Webers war” [“Carl Schmitt was a legitimate student of Max Weber”]. Habermas’ remark followed a debate over Max Weber’s politics inaugurated by the first edition of Wolfgang Mommsen’s Max Weber und die Deutsche Politik. 1890-1920 (Tübingen, 1959), which sought to undermine the […]

CfP: Carl Schmitt as a pioneer of security policy?

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In times of ubiquitous collective threats—such as terrorist attacks, world economic crises, mass migration, religious and ethnic conflicts, and maybe even ecological catastrophes—in which the exceptional state increasingly seems to become persistent (G. Agamben), the demand for security as a social value as well as a goal of political action is the pivot of public debate. In this situation Carl Schmitt, the “Theorist of the exception”, is considered as “author of the hour” (R. Mehring). […]