(Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ü Carl Schmitt


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Schmitt s always insightful but often provides terrible arguments This book is no different though he also provides some good arguments One of the better takeaways is a decent understanding of how liberalism and democracy are incompatible Provocative line of argument that adds great insight into the distinction between conventional parliamentary practices and the seemingly apparent democratic thought that underpins them in an attempt to uestion and answer practices and the seemingly apparent democratic thought that underpins them in an attempt to uestion and answer the people might really want Nonetheless a little tautological and text reuires a comprehensive range of evidence to back his assertions up An undoubtably very interesting historical document to understand the political crisis in 1920s Germany Further Carl Schmitt skilfully criticises the rationalism of western liberal ideals and exposes the faults and inconsistencies of parliamentary democracy Brilliant analysis of the indecisive nature of legislative bodies I will admit I enjoy reading Schmitt He hates everyone and has an appropriately pessimistic view of political institutions and our calcified system of parliament Ok I admit I didn t make it past the first chapter But I enjoyed what I did read If you have an interest in theorists like Agamben it is good to start with Schmitt After all he was the one to coin the phrase State Of Exception A Democracy of exception A democracy its political power by knowing how to refuse or keep at bay something foreign and uneual that threatens its h The situation of parliamentarism is critical today because the development of modern mass democracy has made argumentative public discussion an empty formality Parties do not face each other today discussing opinions but as so. The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy offers a powerful criticism of the inconsistencies of representative democracyDescribed both as the Hobbe. ,


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Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy Studies in Contemporary German Social ThoughtF the self moving history of ideas aloneHis assertion that Marx s fanatical pursuit of The Critiue Of Political Economy critiue of political economy motivated by a need to show that thebourgeoisie as a social phenomena was fully comprehensible and thus outmoded in a Hegelian sense strikes me as dubious to say the least and indicative of what was probably a very shallow grasp of the relevant writings on Schmitt s part When it comes to his examination of irrational myth he makes a connection in terms of intellectual lineage Between Proudhon And Bakunin Proudhon and Bakunin Mussolini through the mediation of SorelThe family relation of fascism with both elements of anarchism and the broader scene relation of fascism with both elements of anarchism and the broader scene non Marxist socialism and syndicalism is indisputable and has been covered in depth by Sternhell however to concentrate as Schmitt does in thus text upon classical anarchist thought as an anti rational negation of the Enlightenment is incredibly one sided and misleadingThe culture of pre WW1 anarchism was permeated by a na ve faith in science progress and reason uite comparable to that of liberal positivism everyone from union organizers to individualist expropriators finding common ground in the redemptive power of reasonHis description of democracy is vivid and appropriately cynical however he stumbles when it comes to the assumption of a necessary contradiction between democracy and parliamentary bourgeoisie liberalism failing to see that the homogonous social body he postulates as reuisite for democracy is in fact provided by liberalism s world of commodity producing citizens nominally eual in the sphere of exchange with the revolutionary proletariat as perhaps the worst heterogeneous element of them all. Olitical leadership and critiue of liberal democratic ideals distinguish him as one of the most original contributors to modern political theor. .
Cial or economic power groups calculating their mutual interests and opportunities for powerThe book has too many gems to list here The introduction details the context behind Schmitt s book in particular how his focus was on the German liberal constitution and its problematic aspects in particular how his focus was on the German liberal constitution and its problematic aspects preface to second edition which is essentially a thorough response by Schmitt to Thoma s critiue is worth reading twice Schmitt has a blunt style of writing and overall he s a pessimist not expecting anything from the parliamentary democracy of the *time but a lot of his valuable observations carry weight in *but a lot of his valuable observations carry weight in s systems as well The book has four parts the first two focusing on the parliamentarism and the latter two critiuing Marxism and dictatorships such as Mussolini s fascism The appendix has Thoma s critiue which is fairly weak in comparison to Schmitt s arguments I d recommend reading the preface to second edition afterwards again I found it valuableThe book is thin but heavy and not for light hearted reader Drawing many arguments from Hobbes Marx Tocueville Rousseau Burke Montesuieu Mill and others Schmitt builds his argument solidly If you are into politics or political theory this is a great read for you Introductions by McCarthy and Kennedy are very impressive The work itself looks disjointed but there is a logic behind the fact that it seems almost like two books forced into one Plenty of uotable Schmitt lines or paragraphs The book is ust a little impressionistic however As usual with Schmitt a well argued and interesting textAlso as usual and perhaps to be expected from a right wing Catholic the analysis is carried out on a completely idealistic level that S of our age and as the philosophical godfather of Nazism Carl Schmitt was a brilliant and controversial political theorist whose doctrine of