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Political Theologies, or Finding an Alternative to Schmitt

Jeffrey W. Robbins

in Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156363
eISBN:
9780231527132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156363.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter analyzes two recent works that represent options regarding a new paradigm of political theology—which involves contrasting definitions and genealogies of political theology, each with ... More


Introduction: Taming the Dutch

Adam Clulow

in The Company and the Shogun: The Dutch Encounter with Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164283
eISBN:
9780231535731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164283.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter describes an oft-neglected aspect of Japan's initial contact with the West. In particular, it focuses on the interaction between the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde ... More


Torture at the Limit of Politics

Faisal Devji

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how torture is employed to defend a political order that operates by denying practices condoned or carried out by states and would-be states. To this end, it critiques work by ... More


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