Inclusion of the Other Studies in Political Theory

ISBN-10: 0262581868

ISBN-13: 9780262581868

Edition: 1999 (Reprint)

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Description: edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff Since its appearance in English translation in 1996, JAtilde;frac14;rgen Habermas's Between Facts and Normshas become the focus of a productive dialogue between German and Anglo-American legal and political theorists. The present volume contains ten essays that provide an overview of Habermas's political thought since the original appearance of Between Facts and Normsin 1992 and extend his model of deliberative democracy in novel ways to issues untreated in the earlier work. Habermas's theory of democracy has at least three features that set it apart from competing positions. First, it combines a concern with questions of normative justification with an empirical analysis of the social conditions necessary for the realization of democratic institutions. Second, at the heart of his model is the assertion of an internal relationship between liberalism and democracy. On this account, the rights of the individual that are central to liberalism can be guaranteed only within a constitutional framework that at the same time fosters democratic rights of political participation through the public sphere. Finally, Habermas defends a conception of universal human rights that is not only sensitive to cultural differences but also calls for legal and political institutions that facilitate the cultivation of cultural and religious identities within pluralistic societies. These essays demonstrate the extraordinary power of Habermas's theory of democracy through a further engagement with Rawls's political liberalism and through original contributions to current debates over nationalism, multiculturalism, and the viability of supranational political institutions.

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List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

J�rgen Habermas is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. He was recently awarded the 2004 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy by the Inamori Foundation. The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.

Ciaran Cronin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and of German at the University of Illinoisat Chicago.

Editors' Introduction
Translator's Note
Preface
How Rational Is the Authority of the Ought?
A Genealogical Analysis of the Cognitive Content of Morality
Political Liberalism: A Debate with John Rawls
Reconciliation through the Public Use of Reason
"Reasonable" versus "True," or the Morality of Worldviews
Is There a Future for the Nation-State?
The European Nation-State: On the Past and Future of Sovereignty and Citizenship
On the Relation between the Nation, the Rule of Law, and Democracy
Does Europe Need a Constitution? Response to Dieter Grimm
Human Rights: Global and Internal
Kant's Idea of Perpetual Peace: At Two Hundred Years' Historical Remove
Struggles for Recognition in the Democratic Constitutional State
What Is Meant by "Deliberative Politics"?
Three Normative Models of Democracy
On the Internal Relation between the Rule of Law and Democracy
Notes
Index
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