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Critical Theory Beyond Habermas

William E. Scheuerman

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548439
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548439.003.0004

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Critical Theory Beyond Habermas

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This article analyses the changes in critical theory after Jürgen Habermas. It suggests that recent Habermasian attempts to tackle the normative and institutional quagmires of globalization offer a useful test for determining whether the paradigm of deliberative democracy should continue to occupy the energies of critical theorists. It contends that while Habermas-inspired deliberative democracy has undoubtedly enriched the ongoing debate about the prospects of transnational governance, it remains both programmatically and conceptually tension-ridden.

Keywords: critical theory; Jürgen Habermas; globalization; deliberative democracy; transnational governance

Article.  7699 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Theory

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