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The Divided West Jürgen Habermas Ciaran P. Cronin The Divided West Make no mistake the normative authority of the United States of America lies in ruins Such is the judgment of the most influential thinker in Europe today reflecting on the political repercussions of

  • Title: The Divided West
  • Author: Jürgen Habermas Ciaran P. Cronin
  • ISBN: 9780745635194
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Divided West Jürgen Habermas Ciaran P. Cronin Make no mistake, the normative authority of the United States of America lies in ruins Such is the judgment of the most influential thinker in Europe today reflecting on the political repercussions of the war in Iraq The decision to go to war in Iraq, without the explicit backing of a Security Council Resolution, opened up a deep fissure in the West which continues to diMake no mistake, the normative authority of the United States of America lies in ruins Such is the judgment of the most influential thinker in Europe today reflecting on the political repercussions of the war in Iraq The decision to go to war in Iraq, without the explicit backing of a Security Council Resolution, opened up a deep fissure in the West which continues to divide erstwhile allies and to hinder the attempt to develop a coordinated response to the new threats posed by international terrorism In this timely and important volume, Jurgen Habermas responds to the dramatic political events of the period since September 11, 2001, and maps out a way to move the political agenda forward, beyond the acrimonious debates that have pitched opponents of the war against the Bush Administration and its coalition of the willing What is fundamentally at stake, argues Habermas, is the Kantian project of overcoming the state of nature between states through the constitutionalization of international law Habermas develops a detailed multidimensional model of transnational and supranational governance inspired by Kantian cosmopolitanism, situates it in the context of the evolution of international law toward a cosmopolitan constitutional order during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and defends it against the new challenge posed by the hegemonic liberal vision underlying the aggressive unilateralism of the current US administration The Divided West is a major intervention by one of the most highly regarded political thinkers of our time It will be essential reading for students of sociology, politics, international relations, and international law, and it will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the current and future course of European and international politics.
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    1. In The Divided West, Habermas writes as a European intellectual staking out a path forward in the post 9 11 world, not in the technical language of his political philosophy and epistemology He lays out the theoretical foundation of an alternative to US unilateralism and theocratic totalitarianism Habermas writes eloquently of the pedigree of the Kantian vector of cosmopolitan thought and its evolutes, and draws on these traditions to elucidate a concept of international law based on reason and c [...]

    2. While I ve read much of Habermas theoretical work, it is interesting to read a collection of what he thinks about the world as it is Despite the hyperbolic blurb, the Bush administration s disregard for international law is not the main focus of the book, their conduct being a jump off point for his main interests in supra national governance, at the level of the EU at the time a still relatively new and through international bodies like the UN, or even NGOs like amnesty international Despite ha [...]

    3. The 2003 invasion of Iraq provoked much soul searching on both sides of the Atlantic, most of which turned out to be a bit embarrassingly melodramatic However, this compilation of interviews and essays by Habermas is one of the finest products of what must have been a strange time in history for a public intellectual The Divided West is a relatively clear sighted reflection on the state of international politics after the US and Britain s illegal invasion of Iraq divided opinion the world over I [...]

    4. for fans of Sol Invictus, current 93 and death in june that are acquainted to international laws and political science concepts all the others simply stay away is extremely academical.

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