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Twentieth-Century German Political Thought
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Twentieth-Century German Political Thought

Peter M. R. Stirk

Abstract

Germany, as Europe's most powerful state, has a political significance that underlines the importance of twentieth-century German political thought. Yet this tradition has been poorly represented in academic literature. This book offers an account of German political thought, emphasising its diversity and contested nature, and gives an overview of the subject that allows access to relatively unknown figures as well as the ‘names’ of the tradition (Weber, Schmitt, Arendt, Habermas). The book also demonstrates the political significance of figures better known in other disciplines including law ... More

Keywords: Weber, Schmitt, Arendt, Habermas, political vocation, political leadership, collective identity, rule of law, parliamentary democracy, state intervention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622900
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622900.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter M. R. Stirk, author