Dictatorship: From the Origin of the Modern Concept of Sovereignty to Proletarian Class Struggle (Hardcover)

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Dictatorship: From the Origin of the Modern Concept of Sovereignty to Proletarian Class Struggle (Hardcover)

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Now available in English for the first time, Dictatorship is Carl Schmitt's most scholarly book and arguably a paradigm for his entire work.

Written shortly after the Russian Revolution and the First World War, Schmitt analyses the problem of the state of emergency and the power of the Reichspr sident in declaring it. Dictatorship, Schmitt argues, is a necessary legal institution in constitutional law and has been wrongly portrayed as just the arbitrary rule of a so-called dictator.

Dictatorship is an essential book for understanding the work of Carl Schmitt and a major contribution to the modern theory of a democratic, constitutional state. And despite being written in the early part of the twentieth century, it speaks with remarkable prescience to our contemporary political concerns.
Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important and influential political theorists of the twentieth century.
Product Details ISBN: 9780745646473
ISBN-10: 0745646476
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English