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Space, Law and Power in Carl Schmitt

Skip to main content. Compared to Schmitt’s other books, this one is slightly disappointing.

Habermas J Interpreting the Fall of a Monument. Has the story now come to an end? These must begin by locating the origins of the global spatial order not in singular events and land-appropriation alone, but in renewable, flexible and mobile forms of sovereignty that acted to articulate governance and economy shcmitt a global scale.

Ordo Britannicus Starting with the Peace of Westphalia, the practice of the amity lines began to fail.

With this incredibly elusive conception of nomos, Arendt seeks a way to sustain a durable world in which politics may have an ever-contestable repository of cultural memory. Schmitt was a fascist and joined the Nazi party, but he did have some interesting ideas. And it was certainly due also to the pressure exerted by the trade companies which, starting from the seventeenth century, were the main protagonists in oceanic commercial traffic.

Schmitt C Concept of the Political. Geographies of the Nomos.

Compare, for example, Arendt Some authors point to Schmitt’s strong ambition and his opportunistic character but deny ideological affinity Bendersky—; Schwab To rule the oceans means to wield limitless power. And yet, observes Schmitt, the U.


“Beyond the Line”: Reading Nietzsche with Schmitt

By delinking European expansion from land-appropriation, mercantile slavery augments the conditions that marked Iberian colonialism in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. As just war permitted, and indeed justified, wars of annihilation, however, the bracketing of war on European soil demands that ius gentium be replaced by a more parochial ius inter gentes Nomos This commercial network depended little on cohesive European sovereignty in the region and the difficulties of extra-territorial administration gave few incentives for large-scale land occupation.

Be the first to ask a question about The Nomos of the Earth. Res nullius or res communis omnium? The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt. It is this injection of conflict into the notion of equality that provides the bridge between the jus publicum Europaeum and its opposite, beyond the line.

And the modern conception of the freedom of sea space would derive from the foundational characteristic of the jus publicum Europaeumthe separation between land and sea, 14 where, however, freedom meant anomy. Taa rated it really liked it Dec 03, I consider it to be a utopia when Friedrich Engels promises that one day all power of men over men will cease, that there will be only production and consumption with no problems, and that “things will govern themselves.

Thus constitutions, because they delineate institutional capacities, are the product of both nomos and lex. The Jesuit order provides a unique version of this agency: Here Arendt is more provocative than conclusive, but her marginal comments do raise an important question: Sluga moderates between the two positions.

My Nomos der Erde is arriving at the right historical moment. As Schmitt is wont to remind the reader, the line which is so important to his notion of bracketing war in Europe, adheres only to the land: For Schmitt, it is the transformation of just war into justus hostis, or an equal enemy, that inaugurates the containment of conflict on European soil Nomos Erde sometimes Menschen-Erde is opposed to the Hegelian Weltconceived as scgmitt ordered hierarchy of states. From this perspective Mahan’s arguments seem irreversibly outdated, as they concern a technologically-primitive noos.


“Beyond the Line”: Reading Nietzsche with Schmitt

Towards an Arendtian geopolitics In the beginning pages of Nomos of the Earth, Schmitt expresses hope that it will be the peace-makers who will inherit and control the world. And we can therefore interpret contemporaneity starting precisely from the dichotomy developed by Schmitt, theorist of “ocean-like spaces”, between Landnahme and Seenahme.

She accuses him of contentless- ness. She is astonished that Schmitt does not blame the crumbling of the jus publicum Europaeum on imperialism itself, as she does in Origins of Totalitarianism marginalia: Thus, the image of the shepherd is applicable only when an illustration of the relation of a god to human beings is intended. Similarly for this discussion, we can see that when combined with lex, the stable nomos is compatible with the non-sover- eign freedom inherent in action.

Political Theology, presenting Schmitt’s theory of sovereignty, appeared into be followed in by The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy, which attacked the legitimacy of parliamentary government.

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