The Modern State and Its Enemies

The Modern State and Its Enemies

Democracy, Nationalism and Antisemitism

By Samuel Salzborn

‘The Modern State and Its Enemies’ considers the historical intellectual developments that provided the fundaments of the modern state and analyses the dark sides of the enemies of democracy.

PDF, 228 Pages

ISBN:9781785272219

January 2020

£25.00, $40.00

EPUB, 228 Pages

ISBN:9781785272226

January 2020

£25.00, $40.00

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About This Book

Reviews

“The ten chapters and a framing introduction [of this book] do exactly what the title promises: [provide] an incisive analysis of modern statehood—particularly in western Europe—and the implacably opposed ideologies, groups and individuals that threaten contemporary liberal democracy. […] Excellent and of direct interest to theorists of liberalism, those engaged with the praxis of democracy, and all concerned with good governance and its impediments.”
—Matthew Feldman, Director, Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, Great Britain

Author Information

Samuel Salzborn is adjunct professor for political science at the Institute for Political Science, University Giessen, Germany, and visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: State Theory and Democracy; 2. Immortalising the Mortal God: Hobbes, Schmitt and the Ambivalent Foundations of the Modern State; 3. Guardian of Democracy? Theoretical Aspects of Police Roles and Functions in Democracy; 4. The Will of the People? Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory; 5. No Sovereignty without Freedom: Machiavelli, Hobbes and the Global Order in the Twenty-First Century Nationalism and Minorities; 6. The Concept of Ethnic Minorities: International Law and the German-Austrian Response; 7. Carl Schmitt’s Legacy in International Law: ‘Volksgruppenrecht’ Theory and European ‘Grossraum’ Ideas from the End of World War II into the Present Day; 8. The German Myth of a Victim Nation: (Re-)presenting Germans as Victims in the Debate on Their Flight and Expulsion from Eastern Europe Antisemitism and Right-Wing Extremism; 9. On the Political Theory of Antisemitism; 10. Antisemitism in Eastern Europe: Theoretical Reflections in Comparative Perspective; 11. Right-Wing Extremism and Right-Wing Populism: Conceptual Foundations; 12. Renaissance of the New Right in Germany? A Discussion of New Right Elements in German Right-Wing Extremism Today; Index.

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