“Carl Schmitt: Denker im Widerstreit” – The new book of Reinhard Mehring

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  I just have received the new Reinhard Mehring’s book about Carl Schmitt as a Denker im Widerstreit (2017). I bought it on Amazon and the delivery time was about two weeks. It is not bad for an international shipment because the book comes from Germany. I must say that Mehring is one of the top scholars in the Schmitt’s international research. The book develops different perspectives on Schmitt. One of the most interesting things is that […]

“Carl Schmitt: Derecho, política y grandes espacios” (2008) – an outstanding book edited by J. Molina and J. Giraldo

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It is one of my favorite Spanish books on Carl Schmitt and his theory of Großraum and international relations. The book translation in English would be “Law, politics, and Großraum”  (2008). It was published in Colombia. One of the fascinating things about it is that there are authors from Europe and Latin America. Both of them are discussing Schmitt’s ideas as a way to understand the Latin American politics. Besides, in this volume participates renowned Schmitt scholars […]

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). […]