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The crisis of parliamentary democracy

Author: Carl Schmitt; Ellen Kennedy
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Described both as "the Hobbes of our age" and as "the philosophical godfather of Nazism," Carl Schmitt was a brilliant and controversial political theorist whose doctrine of political leadership and critique of liberal democratic ideals distinguish him as one of the most original contributors to modern political theory. The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy offers a powerful criticism of the inconsistencies of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Schmitt; Ellen Kennedy
ISBN: 0262691264 9780262691260 0262192403 9780262192408
OCLC Number: 955143033
Description: XLIX, 132 p.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Responsibility: Carl Schmitt ; translated by Ellen Kennedy.

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Described both as "the Hobbes of our age" and as "the philosophical godfather of Nazism," Carl Schmitt was a brilliant and controversial political theorist whose doctrine of political leadership and critique of liberal democratic ideals distinguish him as one of the most original contributors to modern political theory. The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy offers a powerful criticism of the inconsistencies of representative democracy. First published in 1923, it has often been viewed as an attempt to destroy parliamentarism; in fact, it was Schmitt's attempt to defend the Weimar constitution. The introduction to this new translation places the book in proper historical context and provides a useful guide to several aspects of Weimar political culture. The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.

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