The Current Situation of European Jurisprudence in the Light of Carl Schmitt’s Homonymous Text. Four Critical Topics in a Misleading but Insightful Perspective

39 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2020

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Armin von Bogdandy

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: March 26, 2020

Abstract

The magical attraction of Carl Schmitt’s texts likewise characterizes his piece The Situation of European jurisprudence. Probably no other text on this subject has enjoyed a comparable reception. The present article harnesses Schmitt’s misleading but insightful perspective in order to discuss four critical topics: the very function and scope of European jurisprudence; the specific form of reason that it represents; its autonomy and methods; and, finally, the question of German hegemony in the European legal space.

Keywords: Carl Schmitt, theory of jurisprudence, jurisprudential autonomy, jurisprudential reason, European legal scholarship, German hegemony

Suggested Citation

von Bogdandy, Armin, The Current Situation of European Jurisprudence in the Light of Carl Schmitt’s Homonymous Text. Four Critical Topics in a Misleading but Insightful Perspective (March 26, 2020). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2020-08, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3561655 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3561655

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