The Inclusion of the Other: Studies in Political Theory

The Inclusion of the Other: Studies in Political Theory

by J?rgen Habermas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262581868

ISBN-13: 9780262581868

Pub. Date: 01/31/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff Since its appearance in English translation in 1996, Jörgen Habermas's Between Facts and Norms has 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

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edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff Since its appearance in English translation in 1996, Jörgen Habermas's Between Facts and Norms has 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 Norms in 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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ISBN-13:
9780262581868
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/31/2000
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,183,800
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Editors' Introductionvii
Translator's Notexxxiii
Prefacexxxv
IHow Rational Is the Authority of the Ought?
1A Genealogical Analysis of the Cognitive Content of Morality3
IIPolitical Liberalism: A Debate with John Rawls
2Reconciliation through the Public Use of Reason49
3"Reasonable" versus "True," or the Morality of Worldviews75
IIIIs There a Future for the Nation-State?
4The European Nation-State: On the Past and Future of Sovereignty and Citizenship105
5On the Relation between the Nation, the Rule of Law, and Democracy129
6Does Europe Need a Constitution? Response to Dieter Grimm155
IVHuman Rights: Global and Internal
7Kant's Idea of Perpetual Peace: At Two Hundred Years' Historical Remove165
8Struggles for Recognition in the Democratic Constitutional State203
VWhat Is Meant by "Deliberative Politics"?
9Three Normative Models of Democracy239
10On the Internal Relation between the Rule of Law and Democracy253
Notes265
Index291

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