|Abstract||The eighteenth-century is usually looked to as the theoretical source for modern concepts of constitutionality, those political and legal forms that limit conflict. And yet the eighteenth century was also a period of almost constant war, within Europe and in the new global spaces of colonial rule. Though it is well known that new concepts of international law emerged in this period, surprisingly few commentators have established what connections there are between the violence of war and the elaboration of new ideas about constitutional limit. I will show that war played a crucial role in the Enlightenment invention of a modern existential concept of the political, where the violence of constitution was understood to be foundational.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||No categories specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Virginia Held (1997). The Media and Political Violence. Journal of Ethics 1 (2):187-202.
Chris J. Cuomo (1996). War Is Not Just an Event: Reflections on the Significance of Everyday Violence. Hypatia 11 (4):30 - 45.
Saul Newman & Michael P. Levine (2006). War, Politics and Race: Reflections on Violence in the 'War on Terror'. Theoria 53 (110):23-49.
Sally Scholz (2006). Just War Theory, Crimes of War, and War Rape. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (1):143-157.
Reginald Bretnor (1992). Of Force and Violence and Other Imponderables: Essays on War, Politics, and Government. Borgo Press.
Stathis N. Kalyvas (2004). The Paradox of Terrorism in Civil War. Journal of Ethics 8 (1):97-138.
Johanna Oksala (2012). Foucault, Politics, and Violence. Northwestern University Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #232,684 of 549,683 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?