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Constitutional theory and its limits - reflections on comparative political theologies

Diamantides, Marinos (2012) Constitutional theory and its limits - reflections on comparative political theologies. Law, Culture and the Humanities , ISSN 1743-8721. (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1743872112437683

Abstract

This article first argues that the thinking behind different theories of collective self-constitution – normative political and reflexive – is commonly restricted by the particularly occidental metaphysics of medieval natural theology which rendered transcendence immanent and domesticated and absolutized God’s unlimited power. The article then shows how this ‘‘defective immanence’’ of constitutional thinking functions ideologically through retroactively colonizing other forms of ‘‘theo-politics’’ in non-occidental monotheistic socio-political organizations.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Constitutionalism, Immanence, deficient-, Monotheism, Power, absolute and immanent-, Theopolitics, Theology, natural –, political-, comparative
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 14:54
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 11:55
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4713

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