Critical Rationalism and Globalization

Towards the Sociology of the Open Global Society

Author: Masoud Mohammadi Alamuti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317540212

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Critical Rationalism and Globalization addresses how the access to critical reason enables people to shape a new social order on a global scale. This book demonstrates how the philosophy of critical rationalism contributes to the sociology of Globalization, through uncovering the role of critical reason in arriving at an agreement on common values and institutions on a global scale. It discusses how value consensus on the institutions of sovereignty and inter–state law has prepared the ground for the rise of a global system of national societies after the end of World War II. Masoud Alamuti argues that uneven openness of national economies to global trade and investment should be comprehended in the framework of the post–war legal and political context. Using the concept of rationality as openness to criticism, the book proposes a normative theory of open global society in order to show that the existing value consensus on the cult of sovereignty suffers from the recognition of the possibility of rational dialogue among competing ways of the good life. Masoud Alamuti argues that once the people of the world, across national communities, open their fundamental ways of the good life to mutual criticism, they can create common global values necessary for the rise of a just social order on a global scale. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Globalization Studies, Global Sociology and International Relations.
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Europäische Zivilgesellschaft

Konzepte, Akteure, Strategien ; [Tagung Europäisierung der Zivilgesellschaften oder Europäische Zivilgesellschaft - Konzepte, Akteure, Strategien, 2003, Mannheim]

Author: Micháele Knodt,Barbara Finke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783810042057

Category: Political Science

Page: 411

View: 1080

Das Konzept der Zivilgesellschaft in Europa: Beiträge von Dieter Rucht, Jens Steffek/Patrizia Nanz, Hans-Jörg Trenz - Europäische Strategien gesellschaftlicher Akteure: Beiträge von Birgit Sittermann/Anja Appel/Annette Zimmer, Hubert Heinelt/Britta Meinke, Thomas Fetzer, Rainer Weinert/Wolfgang Schroeder, Barbara Wasner - Einbindungsstrategien Europäischer Institutionen: Beiträge von Andreas Maurer, Thomas Jansen, Barbara Finke/Nicola Jung/Michèle Knodt, Annette Jünemann
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Contending Perspectives on Global Governance

Coherence and Contestation

Author: Alice D. Ba,Matthew J. Hoffmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134249942

Category: Political Science

Page: 10

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Global governance is fast becoming a ubiquitous phrase, succeeding globalization as the latest buzz term. But exactly what does it mean? For many scholars and policymakers the term captures important aspects of world politics. This unique volume delivers and compares the key perspectives of the leading thinkers in the area, equipping the reader with an excellent understanding of the debate now defining and mapping the future of this term. This comparative approach is underpinned by a lucid theoretical framework which guides the reader towards building a clear sense of the debate and its complexities. A wide range of empirical issues are covered, including those of Security, International Political Economy, Environment, Human Rights, Social Movements and Regulation. Including theorists of social constructivism, liberal imperialism and realism, this is an essential book for students and scholars which stimulates discussion and presents a fully rounded picture of global governance.
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Introduction to International Relations

Author: R. Barry J. Jones,R. J. Barry Jones,Peter Jones,Ken Dark,Joel Peters

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719052538

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

View: 5799

This innovative, accessible book highlights contemporary and historical insights into international relations. By looking core themes—globalization, international political economy, regionalization, the fragmentation of states, and cooperative problem solving—the authors formulate a likely pattern of future developments in the 21st century.
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Genocide and its Threat to Contemporary International Order

Author: A. Gallagher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137280263

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 318

For far too long the discipline of International Relations has failed to engage with the study of genocide. This is despite the fact that genocide holds a direct relationship with the central concepts of international relations: the state, war, power, and security. This bold, innovative and unique book sets out to tackle this by bringing the concept of genocide into the discipline of IR, via the English School, in order to theorise the relationship between genocide, justice, and order. Drawing on a wide-range of primary and secondary interdisciplinary material from International Relations, Genocide Studies, Security Studies, International Law, History, Politics and Political Theory, this book aims to understand genocide within the context of International Relations and the implications that this has on policymaking. Gallagher identifies the obstacles and challenges involved in bringing the study of genocide into IR and uniquely analyses the impact of genocide on the ordering structure of international society.
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Observing International Relations

Niklas Luhmann and World Politics

Author: Mathias Albert,Lena Hilkermeier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134376499

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4742

Observing International Relations draws upon the modern systems theory of society, developed by Niklas Luhmann, to provide new perspectives on central aspects of contemporary world society and to generate theoretically informed insights on the possibilities and limits of regulation in global governance. The authors develop a Luhmannian theory of world society by contrasting it with competing notions of international society, critically discussing the use of modern systems theory in international relations theory and assessing its treatment of central concepts within international relations, such as power, sovereignty, governance and war.
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The Future of Political Community

Author: Gideon Baker,Jens Bartelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134033354

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book explores the alternative futures of political community and moves beyond the critique of what is wrong with existing, state-based forms of political community. It does so not with the defence of a particular normative model of political community in mind, but rather in the quest for new ways of thinking about political community itself. Exploring how the political must be rethought in the twenty-first century and beyond, this book is divided into three parts: Part I focuses on the core problem that, despite the obvious need to rethink political community ‘beyond’ the nation state, our conceptual language is still thoroughly shaped by modernity, its prioritisation of the state and sovereignty, and its assumption of unifying progress in history. Part II focuses on postmodern political community, these chapters take up the calls made above for new thinking about political community that goes ‘beyond’ modern conceptions. Part III turns to the question of the emergence and decline of new forms of political community. The purpose of this section is to consider how the transformation of political community occurs in practice, and what the primary driver of this change is globally, locally and historically. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Political and Social Theory.
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Was bleibt vom Staat?

Demokratie, Recht und Verfassung im globalen Zeitalter

Author: Nicole Deitelhoff,Jens Steffek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Democracy

Page: 336

View: 4318

Posted in Democracy

Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates

Globalisierung und Denationalisierung als Chance

Author: Michael Zürn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 394

View: 5729

Posted in Political Science

Information Society and Civil Society

Contemporary Perspectives on the Changing World Order

Author: Slavko Splichael Editor

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557530431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

View: 9295

Any examination of contemporary society must recognize a central place for information and communication processes and for the technologies and institutions on which they rely, particularly for public communication. The essays in this volume juxtapose two central concepts of recent social and political thought -- civil society and information society - and relate them to the complex nature of contemporary public communication. A number of authors, including several contributors to this collection, argue that on the eve of the twenty-first century, civil society is beginning to disintegrate everywhere. In this volume, fifteen scholars from ten different countries address that argument by problematizing the relation between the older concept, civil society, and the newer one, information society, and offering perspectives on future directions.
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Territorial Conflicts in World Society

Modern Systems Theory, International Relations and Conflict Studies

Author: Stephen Stetter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134116160

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2056

By bringing into dialogue modern systems theory and international relations, this text provides theoretically innovative and empirically rich perspectives on conflicts in world society. This collection contrasts Niklas Luhmann’s theory of world society in modern systems theory with more classical approaches to the study of conflicts, offering a fresh perspective on territorial conflicts in international relations. It includes chapters on key issues such as: conflicts and human rights conflicts in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa war and violence Greek-Turkish relations conflict theory the role of states in world societal conflicts legal territorial disputes in Australia hegemony and conflict in global law conflict management after 9/11. While all contributions draw from the theory of world society in modern systems theory, the authors offer rich multi-disciplinary perspectives which bring in concepts from international relations, peace and conflict studies, sociology, law and philosophy. Territorial Conflicts in World Society will appeal to international relations specialists, peace and conflict researchers and sociologists.
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Grundwissen Politik

Author: Nicola Buskotte,Birgitta Gruber,Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (Germany)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Developing countries

Page: 631

View: 3551

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Global Sociology

Author: Robin Cohen,Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137272465

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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From religion to recession and social media to corporate power, this third edition continues to be the authority on global issues in contemporary society. Combining updated discussion of global challenges with clear writing and an emphasis on critical thinking, Global Sociology will inspire today's students of global society across disciplines.
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Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language

Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Author: Daniel Béland,Klaus Petersen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447306449

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 1532

Where do concepts such as "welfare state" and "social security" come from and how does their meaning changed over time. This edited collection, written by a cross-disciplinary group of leading social policy researchers, analyses the concepts and language used to make sense of contemporary social policy.
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Der Staat in der Weltgesellschaft

politische Herrschaft in Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika

Author: Klaus Schlichte

Publisher: Campus Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783593378817

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

View: 7886

Theorien zu staatlicher Herrschaft sind bislang vor allem auf die Staaten der westlichen Industrienationen bezogen. Klaus Schlichte untersucht auf der Grundlage klassischer soziologischer Ansätze (Weber, Elias, Bourdieu und Foucault) die Genese und den Wandel staatlicher Herrschaft in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika. Er leistet damit einen Beitrag zur Analyse der Macht- und Herrschaftsbeziehungen in der Weltgesellschaft, von militärischen Interventionen bis zu Formen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit.
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Soziale Welt

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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Governing Societies: Political Perspectives On Domestic And International Rule

Author: Dean, Mitchell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335208975

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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What structures of power are involved in governing societies and how are they connected? How is the liberal idea of governing through freedom linked to the increasing control of marginalised populations? Have we reached the end of history in which governing largely concerns self-governing individuals, networks and communities? Should we dispense with the 'container view of society' and contemplate the 'death of the social'? Today, many people in academia, politics and business, question the idea of being able to govern society. The nation state and sovereign government are displaced by globalization and individualization. Mitchell Dean focuses on ‘governing societies’ as a distinctive project that continues to define political life today. The book offers a critical analysis of contemporary liberal approaches to governing societies both in domestic and international affairs. Governing Societies provides an overview of current perspectives and theories and examines recent transformations in techniques and rationalities of rule. It presents a new argument for the importance and transformation of sovereignty and powers of life and death and how they are integral to governing liberal-democratic societies. The book is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology and politics, as well as researchers and academics.
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