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Title:
The challenge of Carl Schmitt
Author:
Mouffe, Chantal.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Verso, 1999.
Physical Description:
vi, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781859847046

9781859842447
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Book

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Central Library JC263.S34 C34 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Carl Schmitt's thought serves as a warning against the dangers of complacency entailed by triumphant liberalism. His conception of politics is a sharp challenge to those who believe that there is a third way between the left and right and that the increasing moralization of political discourse constitutes a great advance for democracy. Schmitt reminds us forcefully that the essence of politics is struggle and that the distinction between friend and enemy cannot be abolished.

Contributions: Gregoris Ananiadis, Agostino Carrino, Catherine Colliot-Thélène, Jorge Dotti, David Dyzenhaus, Paul Hirst, Jean-François Kervégan, Chantal Mouffe, Ulrich Preuss, Slavoj Zizek and an important essay by Carl Schmitt available in English for the first time.


Author Notes

Chantal Mouffe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster. Her books include The Return of the Political ; Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (with Ernesto Laclau); The Dimensions of Radical Democracy ; Gramsci and Marxist Theory ; Deconstruction and Pragmatism ; The Democratic Paradox ; and The Challenge of Carl Schmitt , all from Verso.


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