Azar Dakwar is Ph.D. candidate in Political and Social Thought at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. He is completing a dissertation titled Thinking the Muslim Question by way of Rethinking the Jewish Question. His work has appeared and is forthcoming in Critical Horizons, Theory & Event, Contemporary Political Theory,European Law Journal, among others. He is the co-editor of Rethinking the Politics of Israel/Palestine: Partition and Its Alternatives (2014, with Bashir Bashir) and Israel and the Apartheid: A Comparative Study (2018, with Honaida Ghanim) [Arabic].
While Carl Schmitt claims that the enemy constitutes “the political,” his various writings largely ignore the historical and discursive evolution of the enemy. Anidjar’s major contribution to modern political theology lies in responding to this lacuna.