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The inclusion of the other : studies in political theory
Habermas, Jürgen.
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Einbeziehung des Anderen. English
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Cambridge, Mass. : MIT PRess, c1998.
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xxxvii, 300 p. ; 24 cm.
Studies in contemporary German social thought
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Studies in contemporary German social thought


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Book BILKUTUP0244849 JA68 .H2313 1998 Central Campus Library

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edited by Ciaran Cronin and Pablo De Greiff Since its appearance in English translation in 1996, JA¼rgen 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.

Table of Contents

Editors' Introductionp. vii
Translator's Notep. xxxiii
Prefacep. xxxv
I How Rational Is the Authority of the Ought?
1 A Genealogical Analysis of the Cognitive Content of Moralityp. 3
II Political Liberalism: A Debate with John Rawls
2 Reconciliation through the Public Use of Reasonp. 49
3 "Reasonable" versus "True," or the Morality of Worldviewsp. 75
III Is There a Future for the Nation-State?
4 The European Nation-State: On the Past and Future of Sovereignty and Citizenshipp. 105
5 On the Relation between the Nation, the Rule of Law, and Democracyp. 129
6 Does Europe Need a Constitution? Response to Dieter Grimmp. 155
IV Human Rights: Global and Internal
7 Kant's Idea of Perpetual Peace: At Two Hundred Years' Historical Removep. 165
8 Struggles for Recognition in the Democratic Constitutional Statep. 203
V What Is Meant by "Deliberative Politics"?
9 Three Normative Models of Democracyp. 239
10 On the Internal Relation between the Rule of Law and Democracyp. 253
Notesp. 265
Indexp. 291