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Perilous Futures: On Carl Schmitt's Late Writings

Peter Uwe Hohendahl


The book re-examines Carl Schmitt’s late work, which until fairly recently received less attention because of its seemingly non-systematic nature. The study focuses on Schmitt’s major post-war publications, among them The Nomos of the Earth, Theory of the Partisan, Political Theology II as well as his diaries. It emphasizes formal and structural aspects, deliberately resisting a systematic approach, focusing instead on tensions and contradictions within Schmitt’s writings. The book explores Schmitt’s shift from a German nationalist position to a defence of an imperial European tradition, leadi ... More

Keywords: Carl Schmitt, global crisis, political philosophy, political theology, international law, international liberalism, global civil war, revolution, terrorism, conservatism, German intellectual history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501726545
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501726545.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Uwe Hohendahl, author
Cornell University