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Pojam političkog i budućnost kopenhaške škole
The Concept Of The Political And The Future Of The Copenhagen School

Author(s): Marko Žilović
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Beogradski centar za bezbednosnu politiku

Summary/Abstract: The debate about the relationship between the Copenhagen School’s securitisation theory and Carl Schmitt’s theory of political reveals that there is an insatiable need for the question about the concept of political to be answered and for widely accepted judgment criteria to be in place in this fragmented society of modern times. Through a short overview of most important stages in the development of the concept of political, it demonstrates the justifiability, but also the dangers, of Schmitt’s criticism of liberalism, and contributes to better understanding of the theoretical situation faced by the theoreticians of the Copenhagen School. Perceiving security as an intersubjective process creates, in the securitisation theory, a chance to understand the entire concept of political in a different light. However, for this chance to be brought to fruition, securitisation theory must eschew the dangers of profligate postmodernism, considering that, due to its undermining all the parameters, there is no justification for normative preference of the desecuritisation process over any securitisation process.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 17-28
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian