The Partisan: Carl Schmitt and terrorism

Kochi, Tarik (2006) The Partisan: Carl Schmitt and terrorism. Law and Critique, 17 (3). pp. 267-295. ISSN 0957-8536

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The words terror and terrorism are used widely today and are used to denote an illegitimate act of violence. War, on the other hand is used as a more open concept, the legitimacy of every particular act is at least placed under limited debate. The issue of how our thoughts upon the legitimacy of violence are ordered by the framing of the legal concepts of terror and war is an important contemporary question. One way into this question is by giving an account of Carl Schmitts theory of partisan war. Introducing Schmitts concept of the partisan into Anglophone legal theory is the main aim of this paper.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Tarik Kochi
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:22
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 16:11
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