TITLE

SUBSTANTIVE EQUALITY, POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY, AND ANTAGONISTIC POLITICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO CARL SCHMITTS DEMOCRATIC THEORY

AUTHOR(S)
Smolenski, Jan
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
CEU Political Science Journal;Sep2012, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p269
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper critically explores Carl Schmitt's theory of democracy. I present the emergence of the democratic principle of legitimacy as described by Schmitt, then elaborate on the people as sovereign qua constituent power and present its threefold relationship with the constitution. Later I formulate three lessons to be taken from Schmitt's theory and discuss its importance and Implications for democratic theory in terms of the normative and formative principle of democracy, core subject and core mode of democratic politics, and conditions of possibility of constituent democratic politics. In concluding part I discuss the differences between liberal, republican and deliberative model of democracy and Schmitt-inspred theory.
ACCESSION #
86441458

 

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