Pedro T. Magalhães

Pedro T. Magalhães
University of Minho · Centro de Investigação em Ciência Política

PhD

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This article examines the migration of reactionary antimodern thought from Europe to the United States of America. It assesses the impact that the work of two antimodern thinkers, Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, had on two distinct domains of American thought, namely, conservative political ideology and academic political science. The paper argues t...
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This paper offers a critical examination of the foundations of Hans Kelsen's democratic theory in neo-Kantian epistemology. It argues that, while such an epistemological framework provides coherence to his intellectual endeavor by reconciling his monistic legal theory with a pluralist democratic theory, it weakens the theoretical fertility and anal...
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This chapter approaches the issue of methodological nationalism in the social sciences from both a historical and a contemporary perspective, with particular emphasis on migration studies. First, it offers a historical overview of the problem and delves into its early intellectual history by examining Eric Voegelin’s reflections on ‘national minds’...
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The elite theory of Max Weber has recently been rediscovered by political scientists and political theorists who have sought to explore both the heuristic and the normative potential of plebiscitary leader democracy. Notwithstanding the merits of this wave of studies, this paper argues that attention should be shifted from Weber's context-specific...
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This article analyses the role played by the concept of nation in the interwar writings of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) and Eric Voegelin (1901–1985). It contends that, although these conservative thinkers were drawn in different ways to the anti-progressive potential of nationalist ideas, the centre of their political and theoretical horizons in that...
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This volume on Politics and Image aims to provide a basis for reflection within the framework of Political Philosophy on the central role of the image in the current political landscape. However, this does not exempt the history of thought and other related academic disciplines from issuing their verdicts on this old dilemma between ideas and actio...
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In this article we analyze the evolution of the attitudes towards Europe of Portuguese parliamentary elites in the context of the sovereign debt crisis. Our anal-ysis relies on interviews to a total of 227 MPs in the context of the ENEC project in 2014 and of the Intune Project in 2009 and 2007. Our principal finding is that an important gap has ri...
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This paper seeks to contribute to the debates on the crisis of contemporary democracy by evoking two modern classics - Max Weber and Carl Schmitt - and a specific historical context - Weimar's late modernity. By sketching the troubled path from Max Weber's disillusioned liberalism to Carl Schmitt's totalitarian hopes, it suggests that modern democr...
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The thesis that the theory of charismatic–plebiscitary democracy developed by Max Weber in the wake of the Weimar Republic was developed to its ultimate consequences by Carl Schmitt in the final crisis of Weimar has been hotly debated since it was first advanced in the 1950s. This paper proposes a fresh look at the controversy. By comparing both au...
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This essay aims to present and discuss, based upon examples of the European overseas expansion, different perspetives of the concept of empire. Inspired by the reflections of Giovanni Sartori on the problems of concept formation in the social sciences, and taking into account its use both in the field of politics and in economic and cultural analys...

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