State of exception

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A state of exception (German: Ausnahmezustand) is a concept in the legal theory of Carl Schmitt, similar to a state of emergency (martial law), but based in the sovereign's ability to transcend the rule of law in the name of the public good. This concept is developed in Giorgio Agamben's book State of Exception[1] and Achille Mbembe's Necropolitics.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "State of Exception". uchicago.edu.
  2. ^ "Necropolitics 2003". Duke University Press.
  3. ^ "Necropolitics 2019". Duke University Press.

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  • Carl Schmitt, Die Diktatur. Von den Anfängen des modernen Souveränitätsgedankens bis zum proletarischen Klassenkampf, 1921.
  • Carl Schmitt, Politische Theologie. Vier Kapitel zur Lehre von der Souveränität, 1922.