Thomas Hobbes, Carl Schmitt, and three conceptions of politics

@article{Tralau2010ThomasHC,
  title={Thomas Hobbes, Carl Schmitt, and three conceptions of politics},
  author={Johan Tralau},
  journal={Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={261 - 274}
}
  • Johan Tralau
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
In this introduction, the author argues that Thomas Hobbes and Carl Schmitt can help us rediscover the foundations of politics and political thought. In the years since World War II, the prevailing paradigm of politics has largely centred on the redistribution of resources. Hobbes and Schmitt, by contrast, help us appreciate two other conceptions of politics. Firstly, these thinkers averred that it is the problem of order – not redistribution – which is the fundamental concern for any society… Expand
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