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    Constitutional theory and its limits - reflections on comparative political theologies

    Diamantides, Marinos (2015) Constitutional theory and its limits - reflections on comparative political theologies. Law, Culture and the Humanities 11 (1), pp. 109-146. ISSN 1743-8721.

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    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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 14:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:57


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