Decisionism under Postdemocratic Conditions: A Study on the Secularization of the Virtue of έπιείκεια (Aequitas/Reasonableness)

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Abstract

The chapter focuses on the contemporary problem of Decisionism in times of postdemocratic cultures. The author demonstrates that Decisionism as political theory originates in Weimar Germany and became the dominant political theory in postdemocratic societies. It is argued that postdemocratic conditions and increased secularism have significantly contributed to the prevalence of Dezisionism without taking its ethical dimension into account.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion after Secularization in Australia
EditorsTim Stanley
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
Pages177-190
Number of pages14
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781137536891
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015

Keywords

  • Postdemocracy, Virtue Ethics, Secularisation, Decisionism, Hans Kelsen, Carl Schmitt

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