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On Schmitt And Space

Author : Claudio Minca
ISBN : 9781134448166
Genre : Political Science
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This book represents the first comprehensive study of the influential German legal and political thinker Carl Schmitt’s spatial thought, offering the first systematic examination from a Geographic perspective of one of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century. It charts the development of Schmitt’s spatial thinking from his early work on secularization and the emergence of the modern European state to his post war analysis of the spatial basis of global order and international law, whilst situating his thought in relation to his changing biographical and intellectual context, controversial involvement in Weimar politics and disastrous support for the Nazi regime. It argues that spatial concepts play a crucial structural role throughout Schmitt’s work, from his well-known analyses of sovereign power and states of exception to his often overlooked spatial history of modernity. Locating a fundamental relationship between space and ‘the political’ lies at the core of his thought. The book explores the critical insight that Schmitt’s spatial thought bears on some of the key political questions of the twentieth century whilst tracking his profound and enduring influence on key debates on sovereignty, international relations, war and the nature of world order at the start of the twenty first century.

Return To The Moon

Author : Harrison Schmitt
ISBN : 0387310649
Genre : Science
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Former NASA Astronaut Harrison Schmitt advocates a private, investor-based approach to returning humans to the Moon—to extract Helium 3 for energy production, to use the Moon as a platform for science and manufacturing, and to establish permanent human colonies there in a kind of stepping stone community on the way to deeper space. With governments playing a supporting role—just as they have in the development of modern commercial aeronautics and agricultural production—Schmitt believes that a fundamentally private enterprise is the only type of organization capable of sustaining such an effort and, eventually, even making it pay off.

Dialogues On Power And Space

Author : Carl Schmitt
ISBN : 0745688683
Genre : Philosophy
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Written in the early stages of the Cold War by one of the most controversial political and legal thinkers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmittï¿1⁄2s two short dialogues on power and space bring together several dimensions of his work in new ways. The dialogues renew Schmittï¿1⁄2s engagement with the questions of political power and geo-politics that had been a persistent concern throughout his intellectual life. As a basis on which to think through the historical role of human agency in relation to power and its new geographies, the dialogues condense and rework key concepts in Schmittï¿1⁄2s political theory during a transitional period between his Weimar and fascist years to the post-war writings. In this book, Schmitt develops a new ï¿1⁄2dialecticsï¿1⁄2 of modern power and an original understanding of the global spatial transformations of the Cold War period. Equally important, the dialogues anticipate the debates on the new geo-political possibilities and threats related to cosmic spaces, overpowering technological advances, and the existential predicament of the human in an increasingly multipolar world.

Carl Schmitt S International Thought

Author : William Hooker
ISBN : 9780521115421
Genre : Philosophy
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Analyses the twentieth century international order through the ideas of German political theorist and Nazi sympathiser Carl Schmitt.

Resistance Space And Political Identities

Author : David Featherstone
ISBN : 9781444399394
Genre : Social Science
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Utilizing research on networked struggles in both the 18th-century Atlantic world and our modern day, Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks challenges existing understandings of the relations between space, politics, and resistance to develop an innovative account of networked forms of resistance and political activity. Explores counter-global struggles in both the past and present—including both the 18th-century Atlantic world and contemporary forms of resistance Examines the productive geographies of contestation Foregrounds the solidarities and geographies of connection between different place-based struggles and argues that such solidarities are essential to produce more plural forms of globalization

The Culture Of Exception

Author : Bulent Diken
ISBN : 9781134266456
Genre : Social Science
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We live in an ever-fragmenting society, in which distinctions between culture and nature, biology and politics, law and transgression, mobility and immobility, reality and representation, seem to be disappearing. This book demonstrates the hidden logic beneath this process, which is also the logic of 'the camp'. Social theory has traditionally interpreted the camp as an anomaly, as an exceptional site situated on the margins of society, aiming to neutralize its 'failed citizens' and 'enemies'. However, in contemporary society, 'the camp' has now become the rule and consequently a new interrogation of its logic is necessary. In this exceptional volume, the authors explore the paradox of the camp, as representing both an old fear of enclosure and a new dream of belonging. They illustrate their arguments by drawing on contemporary sites of exemption - such as refugee camps, rape camps and favelas - as well as sites of self-exemption including gated communities, party tourism and celebrity cultures.

Inside The Space Race

Author : Lawrence E. Lamb
ISBN : 1933538392
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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[i]Inside the Space Race[/i] is a well documented personal account of one of the most important periods in American history - when the nation was in grave danger of a nuclear attack from space. The author gives an inside look at events, personalities and clashes among individuals who developed the program that enabled the United States to beat the Soviets and send astronauts to the moon.

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