Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror by G. SlompCarl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror by G. Slomp

Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and Terror

byG. Slomp

Hardcover | May 14, 2009

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Carl Schmitt's friend/enemy principle is exposed to in-depth philosophical analysis and historical examination with the aim of showing that the political follows hostility, violence and terror as form follows matter. The book argues that the partisan is an umbrella concept that includes the national and global terrorist.
GABRIELLA SLOMP is Senior Lecturer in International Political Thought at the University of St Andrews, UK. After attaining her PhD at the LSE, she worked at the Universities of Swansea and Strathclyde. She is the author ofThomas Hobbes and the Political Philosophy of Glory, editor ofThomas Hobbesand has published numerous articles in t...
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Title:Carl Schmitt and the Politics of Hostility, Violence and TerrorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pagesPublished:May 14, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023000251X

ISBN - 13:9780230002517

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Table of Contents

Introduction Continuity and Novelty, Clarification and Recommendations On Domestic Hostility The Partisan, or the Man of Exception Hostility: Historical and Conceptual Forms The Righteous Warrior Friendship: Domestic and International Final Thoughts

Editorial Reviews

"Slomp offers a provocative analysis of Carl Schmitt's understanding of hostility and the partisan useful for those who are just now encountering his thought and those long acquainted with it... In thinking through Schmitt's account of hostility, Slomp provides a useful category for thinking about contemporary terrorism." --CHOICE