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Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

Scales of Justice: Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World

by Nancy Fraser
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ISBN-13: 9780231146814
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Series: New Directions in Critical Theory , #31
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,285,596
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nancy Fraser is Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research and the author of Adding Insult to Injury: Debating Redistribution, Recognition, and Representation; Redistribution or Recognition? A Political-Philosophical Exchange (with Axel Honneth); Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the Postsocialist Condition; and Unruly Practices: Power, Discourse, and Gender in Contemporary Social Theory.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction: Scales of Justice, the Balance and the Map 1

2 Reframing Justice in a Globalizing World 12

3 Two Dogmas of Egalitarianism 30

4 Abnormal Justice 48

5 Transnationalizing the Public Sphere: On the Legitimacy and Efficacy of Public Opinion in a Postwestphalian World 76

6 Mapping the Feminist Imagination: From Redistribution to Recognition to Representation 100

7 From Discipline to Flexibilization? Rereading Foucault in the Shadow of Globalization 116

8 Threats to Humanity in Globalization: Arendtian Reflections on the Twenty-First Century 131

9 The Politics of Framing: An Interview with Nancy Fraser by Kate Nash and Vikki Bell 142

Notes 160

References 197

Index 216

What People are Saying About This

Richard Bernstein

Nancy Fraser breaks new ground in rethinking the meaning and consequences of justice in a globalized world. Building upon her earlier work on recognition and redistribution, she forcefully argues that we need to reimagine and reframe a political space of justice that transcends the domain of sovereign territorial states. As always, her essays are vigorous, fresh, lucid, and provocative. A must for anyone interested in a cutting edge critical theory of justice.

Rainer Forst

Combining conceptual clarity with political imagination, Nancy Fraser breaks new ground for a critical theory of justice in an era of globalization. On the basis of a comprehensive analysis of relations of injustice in three dimensions, she asks us to reconsider traditional conceptions of who owes what to whom. A much-needed guide to the largely unknown territory of a just global order.

Giovanni Arrighi

In this lucid and tightly argued book, Nancy Fraser raises the question of how to think about justice when the increasing salience of transnational and subnational processes makes state-centric conceptions of social justice less tenable. A serious engagement with these questions should be central for anyone concerned with social justice, regardless of whether we agree with Fraser's thoughtful answers.

Amelie Rorty

A groundbreaking collection of essays by a major force in contemporary critical social theory. They are not only full of important insights into our contemporary, post-socialist, post-Westphalian historical situation, they are also thoroughly researched, carefully constructed, and rigorously and incisively argued. This is Nancy Fraser at her best.

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