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Carl Schmitt’s definition of sovereignty as authorized leadership

Brännström, Leila LU (2015) In The contemporary relevance of Carl Schmitt: law, politics, theology p.19-33
Abstract
Reading Political Theology in light of the later developed concrete-order thinking, this essay draws attention to the understanding of law, which allows Schmitt to present the sovereign as simultaneously standing inside and outside the legal order. In addition, the particular way of ordering the political community, which Schmitt’s notion of sovereignty advances, is also explored. The essay suggests that the truly problematic feature of Schmitt’s notion of sovereignty, is not its purported a-, extra-, or illegality, but the hierarchical structure of authority presupposed by it, the function of which is to control who can speak in the name of the people and negotiate the character of the socio-legal order.
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concrete-order thought, the exception, decisionism, Carl Schmitt, sovereignty, conceptions of law, allmän rättslära, jurisprudence
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The contemporary relevance of Carl Schmitt: law, politics, theology
editor
Arvidsson, Matilda; Brännström, Leila; Minkinnen, Panu; ; and
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19 - 33
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Routledge
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  • scopus:84949223020
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9781138822931
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English
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85b03b3d-782a-4a79-abca-c2a61ee06410 (old id 7767450)
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  abstract     = {Reading Political Theology in light of the later developed concrete-order thinking, this essay draws attention to the understanding of law, which allows Schmitt to present the sovereign as simultaneously standing inside and outside the legal order. In addition, the particular way of ordering the political community, which Schmitt’s notion of sovereignty advances, is also explored. The essay suggests that the truly problematic feature of Schmitt’s notion of sovereignty, is not its purported a-, extra-, or illegality, but the hierarchical structure of authority presupposed by it, the function of which is to control who can speak in the name of the people and negotiate the character of the socio-legal order.},
  author       = {Brännström, Leila},
  editor       = {Arvidsson, Matilda and Brännström, Leila and Minkinnen, Panu},
  isbn         = {9781138822931},
  keyword      = {concrete-order thought,the exception,decisionism,Carl Schmitt,sovereignty,conceptions of law,allmän rättslära,jurisprudence},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {19--33},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {The contemporary relevance of Carl Schmitt: law, politics, theology},
  title        = {Carl Schmitt’s definition of sovereignty as authorized leadership},
  year         = {2015},
}