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Europe: The Faltering Project

By: Jürgen Habermas


Description

The future of Europe and the role it will play in the 21st century are among the most important political questions of our time. The optimism of a decade ago has now faded but the stakes are higher than ever. The way these questions are answered will have enormous implications not only for all Europeans but also for the citizens of Europe’s closest and oldest ally – the USA.

In this new book, one of Europe’s leading intellectuals examines the political alternatives facing Europe today and outlines a course of action for the future. Habermas advocates a policy of gradual integration of Europe in which key decisions about Europe’s future are put in the hands of its peoples, and a ‘bipolar commonality’ of the West in which a more unified Europe is able to work closely with the United States to build a more stable and equitable international order.

This book includes Habermas’s portraits of three long-time philosophical companions, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida and Ronald Dworkin. It also includes several important new texts by Habermas on the impact of the media on the public sphere, on the enduring importance religion in “post-secular” societies, and on the design of a democratic constitutional order for the emergent world society.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745646404
ISBN10
0745646409
Publication Dates ROW:
Jun 2009
Publication Dates US:
Jul 2009
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jun 2009


Format
224 x 148 mm
8.80 x 5.80 in
Pages
192 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745646497
ISBN10
0745646492
Publication Dates ROW:
Jun 2009
Publication Dates US:
Jul 2009
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jun 2009



Format
216 x 138 mm
8.50 x 5.42 in
Pages
192 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745694672
ISBN10
0745694675
Publication Dates ROW:
Nov 2014
Publication Dates US:
Nov 2014
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
192 pages

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Reviews

"There is something refreshingly honest about Jurgen Habermas's take on the European Union ... provide[s] illuminating accesible reflections on three of Habermas's contemporaries, Ronald Dworkin, Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty... Europe, The Faltering Project is an engaging book that discusses with honesty the issues at the heart of the Lisbon Treaty and the future of the European Union."
Book of the day in the Irish Times

 

"Habermas's reflections on Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida and Ronald Dworkin provide additional context for his later essays. But it is in the second and third parts of the book that Habermas shines most brightly."
European Voice

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Table of Contents

  • Author’s Preface
  • Translator’s Preface
  • Portraits
  • 1. “...And to define America, her athletic Democracy.” In Memory of Richard Rorty.
  • 2. How to Answer the Ethical Question: Derrida and Religion
  • 3. Ronald Dworkin – A Maverick among Legal Scholars
  • II. Europe, the Faltering Project
  • 4. An Avantgardistic Intuition for Relevances: The Role of the Intellectual and European Question
  • 5. What is Meant by a “Post-secular Society”? A Discussion on Islam in Europe
  • 6. European Politics at an Impasse: A Plea for a Policy of Graduated Integration
  • 7. The Constitutionalization of International Law and the Problems of Legitimating a Constitution for World Society
  • III. On Reason in the Public Sphere
  • 8. Media, Markets and Consumers: The Quality Press as the Backbone of the Public Sphere
  • 9. Political Communication in Media Society – Does Democracy still have an epistemic Dimension? The Impact of Normative Theory on Empirical Research
  • Afterword: Lessons of the Financial Crisis

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