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International Political Theory

Emancipation, Democracy and the Modern Critique of Law

Reconsidering Habermas

Authors: Spång, Mikael

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  • Deals with Habermas’ reconstruction of the system of rights in relation to the modern critique of law
  • Considers both of Habermas’ central works: The Theory of Communicative Action and Between Facts and Norms
  • Contributes to discussions about the possibilities and the limitations of rights as vocabulary of emancipation
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This book focuses on Jürgen Habermas’ theorising on law, rights and democracy in light of the modern critique of law. The latter tradition, which goes back to Hegel and Marx, has addressed the limitations of rights as vocabulary of emancipation and law as language of autonomy. Since Habermas claims that his reconstruction of private and public autonomy has an emancipatory aim, the author has chosen to discuss it in the context of the modern critique of law. More specifically, the study addresses the need to consider the dialectic of law, in which law is both a condition for emancipation and domination, when discussing what law and rights permit. It will appeal to students and scholars across the fields of political theory, law and legal criticism, as well as sociology and sociology of law.

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Mikael Spång is Associate Professor of Political Science at Malmö University, Sweden. He has published articles and books on political and social theory, in both Swedish and English. Among recent publications is Constituent Power and Constitutional Order (Palgrave, 2014).  

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emancipation, Democracy and the Modern Critique of Law
Book Subtitle
Reconsidering Habermas
Authors
Series Title
International Political Theory
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62890-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62890-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62889-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87421-0
Series ISSN
2662-6039
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 131
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