This study works out the legal and political implications of Jurgen Habermas's theoretical approach, bringing to fruition the project announced more than three decades ago in "The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere". The book is a contribution to current debates on the role of law and the prospects for the development of democracy in ...Read MoreThis study works out the legal and political implications of Jurgen Habermas's theoretical approach, bringing to fruition the project announced more than three decades ago in "The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere". The book is a contribution to current debates on the role of law and the prospects for the development of democracy in contemporary societies. Habermas develops a distinctive account of the nature of law, arguing that law is characterized by an internal tension between factual and normative aspects. He links this account to a broader argument concerning the formation of the modern constitutional state and the role of democratic deliberation as a means of securing the legitimacy of legal norms in complex, pluralistic societies. Habermas develops a proceduralist conception of democracy which emphasizes the importance of citizens organizing themselves in informal associations and voicing their concerns in a variety of public settings. If the formal processes of law-making in modern societies are to sustain their legitimacy, they must be capable of taking account of the concerns of ordinary citizens. In our complex, pluralistic societies, the legitimacy of political decision-making processes depends on a robust civil society and a vibrant public sphere. It should be a focal point of debate for many years to come in the fields of social and political theory, sociology, politics and philosophy.Read Less
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. The MIT Press. 1996. 675 pgs. DJ in G shape with shelf-wear, rubbing present to the DJ especially around the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-167; Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought; 9.26 X 6.24 X 1.68 inches; 675 pages.
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