ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

maandag 26 augustus 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Joshua SMELTZER, Carl Schmitt In and Out of History (LSE Review of Books)

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Review presentation:
In this long read, Joshua Smeltzer reviews two recent books that return to the works of infamous political and legal theorist Carl Schmitt, Perilous Futures: On Carl Schmitt’s Late Writings by Peter Uwe Hohendahl and Carl Schmitt’s State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis by Benjamin Schupmann. In the piece, Smeltzer reflects on some of the methodological challenges of studying Schmitt’s work in historical context, questions scholarly attempts to rehabilitate Schmitt as a liberal state theorist given his close involvement with Nazism and calls for greater attention on other protagonists in the intellectual history of German democracy.
Read further on the LSE Review of Books.