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Anarchy, Sovereignity, and the State of Exception: Schmitt's Challenge
By Michael McConkey
This article appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), one of the most talked-about legal theorists of the twentieth century, argued that a society could survive an existential threat only through the exercise of coercive power by the state. Contrary to Schmitt, however, the free market provides better solutions than does the sovereign state even for the direst emergency.



Other Independent Review articles by Michael McConkey
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Volume 17 Number 3
Winter 2013

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