For Schmitt, the partisan of the Spanish guerrilla has specific significance as he was . (translation by G. L. Ulmen of the German original: Theorie des Partisanen. J. Müller, ´An Irregular that cannot be Regulated´: Carl Schmitt´s theory of the. [Theorie des Partisanen English],. Theory of the partisan: intermediate commentary on the concept of the political / Carl Schmitt; translated by G. L. Ulmen. p. cm. Carl Schmitt was a conservative German jurist and political theorist. Schmitt wrote extensively . Schmitt regarded the partisan as a specific and significant phenomenon; during the . Schmitt was termed the “Crown Jurist of the Third Reich” (“Kronjurist des Dritten Reiches”) by Waldemar Gurian. . Theorie des Partisanen.

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The book’s title derives from Schmitt’s assertion in chapter 3 that “all significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts”—in other words, that political theory addresses the state and sovereignty in much the same manner as theology does God. Schmitt criticized the institutional practices of liberal politics, arguing that they are justified by a faith in rational discussion and openness that is at odds with actual parliamentary party politicsin which outcomes are hammered out in smoke-filled rooms by party leaders.

For Schmitt, the relationship between these two dynamics, the coalescence of nation-state relations in Europe on the basis of a limitation of war and the establishment of unlimited war in those areas outside of Europe without nation-state structures, has not been coincidental but in fact constitutive for both the rise of the West and the structure of international relations in the modern world.

For Schmitt, this State centric body of law is by definition unable to regulate irregular warfare. The parties to this struggle to determine the public sphere are consequently real enemies for Schmitt because there can be no compromise in such a conflict.

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Michigan State University Press translation by A. For Schmitt, however, the greatest practitioner and theorist of revolutionary war was Mao Tse-tung, who managed to mobilise the partisan in his fights against Japanese occupation, Western colonialism and the Chinese nationalists. University of Wisconsin Press, Cambridge University Pressch. The political is not equal to any other domain, such as the economic which distinguishes between profitable and not profitablebut instead is the most essential to identity.


Apart from his academic functions, inSchmitt was counsel for the Reich government in the schmitr ” Preussen contra Reich ” “Prussia v. Schmitt, in perhaps his best-known formulation, bases his conceptual realm of state sovereignty and autonomy upon the distinction between friend and enemy.

The use of the term “exceptional” has to be underlined here: On Derrida and Foucault. In Theory of the PartisanSchmitt distinguishes between three kinds of enemy: Jacques Derridain his Politics of Friendship remarked:.

But by making nationalism into such a key factor in war in order to create his large citizen armies in contrast to the aristocratic focus of the officer corps in previous wars and in other armiesNapoleon created a link between war and individual sentiment. Schmitt concludes Theory of the Partisan with the statement: Carl Schmitt on Friendship: Taubes’ understanding of political theology is, however, very different from Schmitt’s, and emphasizes the political aspect of theological claims, rather than the religious derivation of political claims.

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Theory of the Partisan locates the origins of partisanship in the Spanish guerrilla war against the French occupation. Hugenberg reasoned that by doing so, the government would thereby be changed, and the Enabling Act partisxn no longer apply, as the “present government” that had been would no longer exist.

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In order to do so, Schmitt makes a distinction between three types of enmity. Such territorial, defensive limitations partiszn absent in another type of partisan fighter identified by Schmitt: In this sense, we could define World War I as a limited war that did not seek to establish a new basis for the schmtit sphere but whose goals were in fact limited ones. The key conflict in the Napoleonic wars was between a public sphere organized around feudal and church hierarchies on the one hand and the theoris republican structures created through the French Revolution that defined political identity in terms of the nation.

From the perspective of political theory, this d a different political form; a form that is a far cry from the political order of Westphalian Europe. It defends European achievements, not only in creating the first truly global order of international lawbut also in limiting war to conflicts among sovereign states, which, in effect, civilized war. The disruptive effects of partisan warfare are further underlined by his irregular nature.


In this way, the state as opposed to the church becomes the primary form for defining the political.

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They were divorced, though theorei appeal to the Catholic Church for an annulment was rejected. It contains an implicit theory of the terrorist, which during the 21st century has resulted in yet another new theory of war and enmity. Don’t miss a single issue. Biography portal Fascism portal Conservatism portal Law portal Social and political philosophy portal. Views Read Edit View history. Although there have been divergent interpretations concerning this work, there is broad agreement that “The Concept of the Political” is an attempt to achieve state unity by defining the content of politics as opposition to the “other” that is to say, an enemy, a stranger.

One of the core aspects of theeorie modern laws of armed conflict is the distinction between combatants and civilians. Published inHamlet or Hecuba: The court ruled in October that the Prussian government had been suspended unlawfully but that the Reich had the right to install a commissar.

Schmitt was at pains to remove what he saw as a taboo surrounding the concept of “dictatorship” and to show that the concept is implicit whenever power is wielded by means other than the slow processes of parliamentary politics and the bureaucracy:.

Carl Schmitt and the Jews: The tie to regularity is a tie to an alternative vision of the public sphere that would then be the basis of the regularity that does not yet exist but is being envisioned by the partisan. The Concept of the Political.

The core of the provisions is that a combatant should carry arms openly, wear a distinctive sign, should operate in a chain of command and conduct their operations in accordance with the laws of war.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Published init was also one of his final texts. Retrieved 10 July Schmitt, Der Begriff des PolitischenBerlin: