Daniele Ganser, Friedensforschung

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Title
The Dual State
Editor
Eric Wilson, Monash University, Australia
Title of chapter
America is addicted to oil: US secret warfare and dwindling oil reserves in the context of peak oil and 9/11
Subtitle
Parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the National Security Complex
Author(s) of chapter
Daniele Ganser
Publication date
November 2012
Publisher
Ashgate Publishing
Pages
387
ISBN
978-1-4094-3107-7
Price
£65.00
Link
direct Link
Language
english
Country
Grossbritannien
PDF
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This volume presents a practical demonstration of the relevance of Carl Schmitt’s thought to parapolitical studies, arguing that his constitutional theory is the one best suited to investing the ‘deep state’ with intellectual and doctrinal coherence. At the same time, the book also doubles as a thoroughgoing critique of Schmitt’s intellectual legacy from a parapolitical perspective; namely, that the pluralistic, heterogeneous, and fragmentary nature of the parapolitical national security complex operates to subvert the total and monist notion of the State and of sovereignty that are central to Schmitt’s constitutional enterprise.