book review

Review of Carl Schmitt, Dictatorship. From the Origin of the Modern Concept of Sovereignty to the Proletarian Class Struggle, translated by Michael Hoelzl and Graham Ward, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014, 314 pp, pb £17.99.

Gian Giacomo Fusco


Almost a century after its original publication in 1921, Carl Schmitt’s book Dictatorship is available in English. The translation by Michael Hoelzl and Graham Ward has made it possible for the Anglophone world to access what remains, within twentieth century legal and political literature, a ‘classic’ work, which continues to attract scholarly attention, and to generate significant critical contributions around it

Published July 2016
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Volume 79
Issue 4
Print ISSN 0026-7961
Online ISSN 1468-2230