- 210 pages
- The Postnational Constellation: Political Essays
- Jürgen Habermas
- 06 November 2017 Jürgen Habermas
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, Jurgen 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.
J rgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism He is perhaps best known for his work on the concept of the public sphere, the topic of his first book entitled The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere His work focuses on the foundations of social theory and epistemology, the analysis of advanced capitalistic societies