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The Resource Weber, Habermas, and transformations of the European state : constitutional, social, and supranational democracy, John P. McCormick, (electronic resource)

Weber, Habermas, and transformations of the European state : constitutional, social, and supranational democracy, John P. McCormick, (electronic resource)

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Weber, Habermas, and transformations of the European state : constitutional, social, and supranational democracy
Title
Weber, Habermas, and transformations of the European state
Title remainder
constitutional, social, and supranational democracy
Statement of responsibility
John P. McCormick
Title variation
Weber, Habermas & Transformations of the European State
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book critically engages Jürgen Habermas's comprehensive vision of constitutional democracy in the European Union. John P. McCormick draws on the writings of Max Weber (and Habermas's own critique of them) to confront the difficulty of theorizing progressive politics during moments of radical state transformation. Both theorists employ normative and empirical categories, drawn from earlier historical epochs, to analyze contemporary structural transformations: Weber evaluated the emergence of the Sozialstaat with antedated categories derived from nineteenth-century and premodern historical examples; while Habermas understands the EU almost exclusively in terms of the liberal (Rechtsstaat) and welfare state (Sozialstaat) paradigms. Largely forsaking the focus on structural transformation that characterized his early work, Habermas conceptualizes the EU as a territorially expanded nation-state. McCormick demonstrates the deficiencies of such an approach and outlines a more appropriate normative-empirical model, the supranational Sektoralstaat, for evaluating prospects for constitutional and social democracy in the EU.--
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McCormick, John P.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Weber, Max
  • Habermas, Jürgen
  • European Union
  • Democracy
  • Constitutional history
  • Social integration
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Weber, Habermas, and transformations of the European state : constitutional, social, and supranational democracy, John P. McCormick, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511756047
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Contents
Introduction: theorizing modern transformations of law and democracy -- Critical theory and structural transformations -- Critical theory and the supranational constellation -- Law, democracy and state transformation today -- The historical logic(s) of Habermas's critique of Weber's "sociology of law" -- The fragility of legal-rational legitimacy -- Moral underpinnings of formal law -- The possibility of rationally coherent Sozialstaat law -- Secularization, commodification and history -- Excursus: the transformation of Habermas's theory of history -- Philosophy of history and the sociology of law -- Conclusion -- The puzzle of law, democracy and historical change in Weber's "sociology of law" -- The public/private law distinction and "modern" law -- History as confirmation -- Contestation of legal categories -- Legal history as contrast -- Continuity with the Present -- Legal limits on power: separation and application -- Organizations, special law and the law of the land -- Weber, law and social change -- Formal and substantive rationalization of law -- Formal v. substantive law and the Sozialstaat -- Conclusion -- Habermas's deliberatively legal Sozialstaat: democracy, adjudication and reflexive law -- Habermas on language and law, lifeworld and system -- Beyond formalist and vitalist notions of constitutional democracy -- Rational and democratically accessible adjudication -- Selecting 19th or 20th century paradigms of law -- Conceptual paradigms and historical configurations of law -- Conclusion -- Habermas on the European union: normative aspirations, empirical questions and historical assumptions -- Global problems to be solved by EU democracy -- The history of the state as guide to the present -- The form and content of EU democracy -- Limits of Habermas's theory of EU democracy -- Conclusion -- The structural transformation to the supranational Sektoralstaat and prospects for democracy in the EU -- Legal integration and the supranationalist model -- State-centrism--EU law constrained -- The European Sektoralstaat model -- (a) Legally facilitated race to the bottom or march to the top? -- (b) Comitology---open, public and equitable deliberation? -- (c) Multiple policy Europes -- Democracy, the EU Sektoralstaat and further questions -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: Habermas's philosophy of history and the future of Europe -- Index
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CR9780511756047
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1 online resource (xiv, 301 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780521811408
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)213380381
Label
Weber, Habermas, and transformations of the European state : constitutional, social, and supranational democracy, John P. McCormick, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511756047
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: theorizing modern transformations of law and democracy -- Critical theory and structural transformations -- Critical theory and the supranational constellation -- Law, democracy and state transformation today -- The historical logic(s) of Habermas's critique of Weber's "sociology of law" -- The fragility of legal-rational legitimacy -- Moral underpinnings of formal law -- The possibility of rationally coherent Sozialstaat law -- Secularization, commodification and history -- Excursus: the transformation of Habermas's theory of history -- Philosophy of history and the sociology of law -- Conclusion -- The puzzle of law, democracy and historical change in Weber's "sociology of law" -- The public/private law distinction and "modern" law -- History as confirmation -- Contestation of legal categories -- Legal history as contrast -- Continuity with the Present -- Legal limits on power: separation and application -- Organizations, special law and the law of the land -- Weber, law and social change -- Formal and substantive rationalization of law -- Formal v. substantive law and the Sozialstaat -- Conclusion -- Habermas's deliberatively legal Sozialstaat: democracy, adjudication and reflexive law -- Habermas on language and law, lifeworld and system -- Beyond formalist and vitalist notions of constitutional democracy -- Rational and democratically accessible adjudication -- Selecting 19th or 20th century paradigms of law -- Conceptual paradigms and historical configurations of law -- Conclusion -- Habermas on the European union: normative aspirations, empirical questions and historical assumptions -- Global problems to be solved by EU democracy -- The history of the state as guide to the present -- The form and content of EU democracy -- Limits of Habermas's theory of EU democracy -- Conclusion -- The structural transformation to the supranational Sektoralstaat and prospects for democracy in the EU -- Legal integration and the supranationalist model -- State-centrism--EU law constrained -- The European Sektoralstaat model -- (a) Legally facilitated race to the bottom or march to the top? -- (b) Comitology---open, public and equitable deliberation? -- (c) Multiple policy Europes -- Democracy, the EU Sektoralstaat and further questions -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: Habermas's philosophy of history and the future of Europe -- Index
Control code
CR9780511756047
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521811408
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)213380381

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