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New article: ‘Real Unity and Representation in Hobbes, Schmitt, and Barth’, by Sarita Zaffini

In this new article, Sarita Zaffini argues that Hobbes invoked a theological notion of representation alongside the more familiar idea of legal authorization. The article draws on Karl Barth to explain this form of representation, while supporting Carl Schmitt’s view of the continued significance of theological representation for modern politics.