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The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann

Duncan Kelly

Abstract

This book offers a broad-ranging re-interpretation of the understanding of politics and the state in the writings of three major German thinkers, Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann. It rejects the typical separation of these writers on the basis of their allegedly incompatible ideological positions, and suggests instead that once properly located in their historical context, the tendentious character of these interpretative boundaries becomes clear. The book interprets the conceptions of politics and the state in the writings of these three thinkers by means of an investigation of thei ... More

Keywords: politics, state, German thinkers, Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, Franz Neumann, ideological, Staatsrechtslehre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780197262870
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262870.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Kelly, author
University Lecturer in Political Theory and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge