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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

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Constitutional Failure

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ISBN13: 9780822332435
ISBN: 0822332434
Published: May 2006
Publisher: Duke University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £17.99



Argues that Carl Schmitt's critique of Weimar Republic liberalism cannot be countered by reforming liberalism is also a contribution to current political theory and an analysis of contemporary liberalism Develops a compelling, rigorous argument that unsettles many assumptions about liberalism, democracy, and dictatorship Constitutional Failure is a major contribution to studies of the German political philosopher Carl Schmitt (1888 - 1985), the Weimar Republic, and the relationship of constitutionalism, political economy, and democracy.;An internationally renowned scholar of Weimar legal theory, Ellen Kennedy brought Schmitt's neglected work to the attention of English-speaking readers with her highly regarded translations of his work and studies of its place in twentieth-century political theory. In this eagerly awaited book, she tracks Schmitt's contribution to the canon of western political philosophy in its most difficult and dangerous moment - during the time of Weimar Germany and the Third Reich - and demonstrates the centrality of his thought to understandings of the modern constitutional state and its precarious economic and social foundations.

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Contents:
In the dark years: 1933-1945; The sovereign moment; Norm and expectation; The political and its theory; Constitutional theory; Constitutional failure