Political theory as historical counterpoint: The case of Schmitt and sovereignty

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Morefield, Jeanne. (2016). Political theory as historical counterpoint: The case of Schmitt and sovereignty. Theory and Event. 19(1), pp. 1 - 4.
AuthorsMorefield, Jeanne
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This essay argues for a broad, reconceptualization of the “history of political thought” as it is currently configured. It suggests that reintegrating the insights of influential, non-canonical thinkers into contemporary theory can open up our political horizons to new possibilities and challenge received wisdom regarding key concepts like “sovereignty.” It makes a methodological case for drawing upon Edward Said’s “contrapuntal” approach to history and offers a rereading of Carl Schmitt’s distorted characterization of Harold Laski and G.D.H. Cole as an example of what such an approach might look like.

Year2016
JournalTheory and Event
Journal citation19 (1), pp. 1 - 4
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
ISSN1092-311X
Web address (URL)https://search.proquest.com/docview/1763773606?accountid=8194
Page range1 - 4
Research GroupInstitute for Social Justice
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Place of publicationBaltimore, United States of America
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