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The Limits of the Political: Transcendent Passions and Carl Schmitt’s Failure in Providing a Theory of Political Stability


Cvijanović, Hrvoje
The Limits of the Political: Transcendent Passions and Carl Schmitt’s Failure in Providing a Theory of Political Stability // Politička misao : Croatian political science review, 49 (2012), 5; 138-156 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The Limits of the Political: Transcendent Passions and Carl Schmitt’s Failure in Providing a Theory of Political Stability

Autori
Cvijanović, Hrvoje

Izvornik
Politička misao : Croatian political science review (0032-3241) 49 (2012), 5; 138-156

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Political stability; transcendent; political; protection-obedience; Schmitt;

Sažetak
Carl Schmitt’s theorizing has been dominated by attempts to secure the state as a bulwark against looming socio-political disintegrations. This paper articulates some important insights as well as limitations of Schmitt’s arguments. The basic assumption of this paper is that political stability requires not just bare peace but peace with a transcendent quality. I take two opposing solutions that Schmitt has offered in regard to achieving ultimate political stability – one neglected in comparison with the other. First, Schmitt proposed the political idea of Catholicism imagined as a transcendent anchor against social fragmentation along with its entailed critique of economic rationalism. Later on, during the 1930s, he abandoned this transcendent grounding for the concept of the political together with the protection-obedience axiom. In this paper I seek to explore the fallacy and limitations of this turn, supplementing my analysis by using the case of Antigone as a paradigm of the fragility of a political order that disregarded the problem of the transcendent, and by drawing on Hobbes as Schmitt’s alleged theoretical model. I suggest that Schmitt failed both in providing a blueprint for political stability, by not taking, unlike Hobbes, transcendent passions seriously enough, as well as in replicating the Hobbesian model for political order, and thus ending up in the totalitarian theoretical framework.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Politologija



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Projekt / tema
015-0151680-1335 - Politički deficit Europske unije i njegove posljedice za Hrvatsku (Zoran Kurelić, )

Ustanove
Fakultet političkih znanosti, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Hrvoje Cvijanović, (262571)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • CEEAS
  • ProQuest Political Science