Postnational Constellation Political Essays

ISBN-10: 0262582066

ISBN-13: 9780262582063

Edition: 2001

Authors: J�rgen Habermas, Max Pensky, Max Pensky, Max Pensky

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translated, edited, and with an introduction by Max Pensky Does a global economy render the traditional nation-state obsolete? Does globalization threaten democratic life, or offer it new forms of expression? What are the implications of globalization for our understanding of politics and of national and cultural identities? In The Postnational Constellation, Juuml;rgen Habermas addresses these and other questions. He explores the historical and political origins of national identity, the achievements and catastrophes of the twentieth century, the future of democracy in the wake of the era of the nation-state, the political and moral challenges facing the European Union, and the status of global human rights in the ongoing debate on the sources of cultural identity. In their scope, critical insight, and clarity, the essays present a powerful vision of the contemporary political scene and the opportunities and challenges facing us. Those new to Habermas's work will find in this book a lucid and engaging introduction to one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. Those familiar with Habermas's writings will appreciate the application of his social and political theories to current political realities.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
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.

Editor's Introduction
Foreword
What is a People? The Frankfurt ""Germanists' Assembly"" of 1846 and the Self-Understanding of the Humanities in the Vorm?rz
On the Public Use of History
Learning from Catastrophe?
A Look Back at the Short Twentieth Century
The Postnational Constellation and the Future of Democracy
Remarks on Legitimation through Human Rights
Conceptions of Modernity: A Look Back at Two Traditions
The Differing Rhythms of Philosophy and Politics: Herbert Marcuse at 100
An Argument against Clonin
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