The Lure of Technocracy.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2015Description: 1 online resource (111 p.)ISBN: 9780745686851Subject(s): Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989- | Eurozone | Jews -- Germany | Jews, German | Political culture -- Europe | TechnocracyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Lure of TechnocracyDDC classification: 320.94 LOC classification: B3258.H323 I413 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Jürgen Habermas -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface to the English Edition -- I The Lure of Technocracy -- 1 The Lure of Technocracy -- 2 European Citizens and European Peoples -- 3 Keywords on a Discourse Theory of Law and of the Democratic Constitutional State -- II European Conditions. Continued Interventions -- 4 The Next Step - An Interview -- 5 The Dilemma Facing the Political Parties -- 6 Three Reasons for 'More Europe' -- 7 Democracy or Capitalism? -- III German Jews, Germans and Jews -- 8 Jewish Philosophers and Sociologists as Returnees in the Early Federal Republic of Germany
9 Martin Buber - A Philosophy of Dialogue in Its Historical Context -- 10 Our Contemporary Heine -- Notes and References
Over the past 25 years, Jürgen Habermas has presented what is arguably the most coherent and wide-ranging defence of the project of European unification and of parallel developments towards a politically integrated world society. In developing his key concepts of the transnationalisation of democracy and the constitutionalisation of international law, Habermas offers the main players in the struggles over the fate of the European Union (the politicians, the political parties and the publics of the member states) a way out of the current economic and political crisis, should they choose to fol
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Author notes provided by SyndeticsJurgen Habermas is a German sociologist who studied at the universities of Gottingen, Zurich, and Bonn. He taught at Frankfurt am Main, Marburg, and Heidelberg before becoming professor of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt. His works, widely translated, have made him one of the most influential social theorists of our time.
Habermas is considered by some to be an intellectual heir to Max Weber and what has been called the Frankfurt School. His work has centered mainly on the role of communication and technology in changing patterns of social relations, human activity, and values. An outspoken advocate of the Enlightenment and a champion of reason, he has also cautioned that the technical rationality associated with modern capitalism often functions as ideology and may stand in the way of human progress.
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