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VI People in Portrait, 64 Carl Schmitt (1888–1985)

Bardo Fassbender

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 January 2023

World War I to World War II — Since World War II — Use of force, war, peace and neutrality
Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) was one of the most influential German legal scholars and political theorists of the 20th century. While the focus of his work was constitutional law, legal theory, and philosophy, he also had a strong influence on the jurisprudence of international law, perhaps less so via those of his writings mainly devoted to issues of international law than because of the impact of his general ideas and concepts, such as the distinction of friend and foe, the state of exception, the juxtaposition of legitimacy and legality, or the Hobbesian nexus...
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