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Justification and Critique Towards a Critical Theory of Politics

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ISBN-10: 0745652298

ISBN-13: 9780745652290

Edition: 2013

Authors: Rainer Forst

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Rainer Forst develops a critical theory capable of deciphering the deficits and potentials inherent in contemporary political reality. This calls for a perspective which is immanent to social and political practices and at the same time transcends them. Forst regards society as a whole as an ‘order of justification’ comprising complexes of different norms referring to institutions and corresponding practices of justification. The task of a ‘critique of relations of justification’, therefore, is to analyse such legitimations with regard to their validity and genesis and to explore the social and political asymmetries leading to inequalities in the ‘justification…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 9/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.05" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: On the Idea of a Critique of Relations of Justification
Radical Justice
Two Pictures of Justice
The Justification of Human Rights and the Basic Right to Justification: A Reflexive Approach
The Normative Order of Justice and Peace
Justification, Recognition, and Critique
The Ground of Critique: On the Concept of Human Dignity in Social Orders of Justification
First Things First: Redistribution, Recognition, and Justification
"To Tolerate Means to Insult": Toleration, Recognition, and Emancipation
Beyond Justice
The Injustice of Justice: Normative Dialectics According to Ibsen, Cavell, and Adorno
The Republicanism of Fear and of Redemption: On the Topicality of Hannah Arendt's Political Theory
Utopia and Irony: On the Normativity of a Political Philosophy of "Nowhere"