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Justification and critique : towards a critical theory of politics

Author: Rainer Forst; Ciaran Cronin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Forst; Ciaran Cronin
ISBN: 074565228X 9780745652283 0745652298 9780745652290
Language Note: Translated from the German.
OCLC Number: 861797365
Notes: Originally published as Kritik der Rechtfertigungsverhältnisse : Perspektiven einer kritischen Theorie der Politik by Suhrkamp Verlag : Berlin, 2011.
Description: x, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : On the Idea of a Critique of Relations of Justification --
Part I 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 --
Part II 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 Emancipation --
Part III 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."
Other Titles: Kritik der Rechtfertigungsverhältnisse.
Responsibility: Rainer Forst ; Translated by Ciaran Cronin.

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"In his ambitious masterpiece, Toleration in Conflict, Rainer Forst laid the groundwork for an innovative concept, the right to justification. Here, he has developed this prolific idea further in a Read more...

 
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