The Counterfactual Yardstick: Normativity, Self-Constitutionalisation and the Public Sphere - DIA-LOGOS 18 (Hardback)Karolina M. Cern (author)
Hardback 315 Pages / Published: 25/09/2014
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The chief concern of this book is to discuss a democratic legitimation for modern law. Investigation is therefore steered towards current debates on processes of Europeanisation and the issue of self-constitutionalisation of a democratic polity. This turns out to be a complex concept referring to the threefold constitutionalisation: legal, institutional and horizontal, and hence to processes of evolutionary constitution making as well as institutional and societal constitutionalisation. Developing democratic legitimation in post-conventional terms rests on the presumption of increasing the processes of incrementally rationalising lifeworlds and unveils the role of the practical power of judgement transferred from the concept of a (monological) subject to the (dialogical-discursive) public spheres.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Number of pages: 315
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: New edition
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