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

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Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis
Title
Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory
Title remainder
a critical analysis
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin A. Schupmann
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Author
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Genre
Language
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. This 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. Schmitt'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."--Page two of cover
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schupmann, Benjamin A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Constitutional Theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schmitt, Carl
  • Schmitt, Carl
  • Constitutional history
  • Germany
  • Political science
  • State, The
  • Political science
  • State, The
  • Germany
Label
Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis, Benjamin A. Schupmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Columbia University, 2015) issued under title: Leviathan run aground: Carl Schmitt's state theory and militant democracy
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
Contents
  • Conclusion:
  • Carl Schmitt and constrained democracy
  • Introduction:
  • Constitutionality and the Weimar crisis
  • The challenge of mass democracy
  • The concept of the political
  • The absolute state
  • The absolute constitution
  • The guardian of the constitution
  • Basic rights
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9780198791614
Lccn
2017953187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990479210
Label
Carl Schmitt's state and constitutional theory : a critical analysis, Benjamin A. Schupmann
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Columbia University, 2015) issued under title: Leviathan run aground: Carl Schmitt's state theory and militant democracy
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
Contents
  • Conclusion:
  • Carl Schmitt and constrained democracy
  • Introduction:
  • Constitutionality and the Weimar crisis
  • The challenge of mass democracy
  • The concept of the political
  • The absolute state
  • The absolute constitution
  • The guardian of the constitution
  • Basic rights
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 240 pages
Isbn
9780198791614
Lccn
2017953187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990479210

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