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Author Russell, Matheson,
Title Habermas and politics : a critical introduction / Matheson Russell.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019]

Author Russell, Matheson,
Series Thinking politics
Thinking politics (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Subject Habermas, Jürgen -- Political and social views.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-206) and index.
Summary Jürgen Habermas has come to be viewed as the unofficial philosopher laureate of the European Union. But why have his contributions to contemporary political theory commanded such attention? This book brings to life the ideas of a unique thinker, an heir to the Enlightenment legacy, a champion of reason and democracy, a social theorist of unusual sophistication and an astute commentator on contemporary politics. Unified by a central focus on the theme of power, the book guides you through the sociological and philosophical perspectives that are essential to Habermas' political theory. It situates the philosopher's political thinking in relation to key Continental theorists such as Carl Schmitt and Michel Foucault as well as current debates in Anglo-American political philosophy. -- Provided by publisher.
Contents 1. The Liberating Power of Reason -- 2. Critical Perspectives: Power, Ideology and Communicative Reason -- 3. The Origins and Transformations of Political Power -- 4. Critical Perspectives: Power and Domination in Contemporary Society -- 5. Deliberative Democracy -- 6. Critical Perspectives: Power, Conflict and Deliberative Politics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781474420297 (electronic bk.)
147442029X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1147875278
Additional Format Print version: Russell, Matheson. Habermas and politics. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] 1474420281 (OCoLC)1039915844

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