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Enemy As The Essence Of The Political

Author(s): Predrag Petrović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku

Summary/Abstract: Violence and enmity are constant companions of human history and society. But, the concept of the enemy remained outside the focus of political philosophy and was subject to only sporadic consideration. That is until Carl Schmitt, a German theoretician of law and politics in his 1927 work The concept of the Political not only thematized the concept of the enemy but actually placed it at the very centre of the political. The following text offers a review of Schmitt’s daring understanding of politics in terms of friend-enemy categories, which gave rise to a series of still ongoing controversies

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 3-8
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Serbian