by Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985 [author.]; Kalyvas, Andreas, 1967- [editor.]; Finchelstein, Federico, 1975- [editor.]; Zeitlin, Samuel Garrett [translator.].Publisher: Cambridge, England ; Polity Press, Edition: Englsih edition.Description: viii, 110 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780745688688; 0745688683; 9780745688695; 0745688691.Other title: Original German title: Gespräch über die Macht und den Zugang zum Machthaber und Gespräch über den neuen Raum.Subject(s): Power (Social sciences)Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Language: Translated from the German.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Written in the early stages of the Cold War by one of the most controversial political and legal thinkers of the twentieth century, Carl SchmittÂs two short dialogues on power and space bring together several dimensions of his work in new ways. The dialogues renew SchmittÂs engagement with the questions of political power and geo-politics that had been a persistent concern throughout his intellectual life. As a basis on which to think through the historical role of human agency in relation to power and its new geographies, the dialogues condense and rework key concepts in SchmittÂs political theory during a transitional period between his Weimar and fascist years to the post-war writings.
In this book, Schmitt develops a new ÂdialecticsÂ of modern power and an original understanding of the global spatial transformations of the Cold War period. Equally important, the dialogues anticipate the debates on the new geo-political possibilities and threats related to cosmic spaces, overpowering technological advances, and the existential predicament of the human in an increasingly multipolar world.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Translated from the German.
Author notes provided by Syndetics
Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important and influential political theorists of the twentieth century. His many works published in English include The Concept of the Political, Political Theology, Writings on War and On Dictatorship.
Edited, with an introduction, by Andreas Kalyvas and Federico Finchelstein