Political and economic theology after Carl Schmitt: The confessional logic of deferment

Mura, Andrea. 2022. Political and economic theology after Carl Schmitt: The confessional logic of deferment. Journal for Cultural Research, ISSN 1479-7585 [Article] (In Press)

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Abstract or Description

Carl Schmitt’s critical insights into ‘economic-technical thinking’ and the dominant role that a ‘magical technicity’ is said to assume in the social horizon of his times offers an opportunity to reframe contemporary debates on political and economic theology, exposing a theological core behind technocratic administration. Starting from this premise, the article engages with recent inquiries into so-called ‘debt economy’, assessing the affective function that ‘deferment’ and ‘confession’ perform as dominant operators in the social imaginary of neoliberal governance.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/14797585.2022.2111221

Keywords:

Political theology; economic theology; Carl Schmitt; debt; confession; neoliberalism; crisis

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics > Political Economy Research Centre
Politics > Research Unit in Contemporary Political Theory (RUCPT)
Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
5 August 2022Accepted
18 August 2022Published Online

Item ID:

32102

Date Deposited:

18 Aug 2022 15:27

Last Modified:

18 Aug 2022 15:27

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/32102

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