englischThe almost constantly recurring crises of the democratic order and relations between humans and nature in our age of the Capitalocene are currently reviving debates on economic models beyond the capitalist market economy. Focusing on democratically planned economies, this volume discusses [...]more information
englischAt the base of modern law lies a contradiction: It is supposed to realise the equality of all and yet, at the same time, permanently produces exclusions and violence. The lives of refugees, for example, seem to be less worthy of protection in the eyes of nation-state legal systems than the [...]more information
englischFollowing Marx s dictum that man ‘in his individual existence is at the same time a social being’, this book explores the question of collective agency. The author’s argument is that, thanks to its social construction as a collective being, the subject is afforded the chance to engage in [...]more information
englischIn times of crises, critical thinking needs to be maintained and fostered. This volume on critical political theory in the coronavirus pandemic brings together 13 contributions that offer a variety of perspectives on the interrelationship between critique and crisis. What are the [...]more information
englischAccording to widespread criticism, radical democratic theories exhibit shortcomings when it comes to institutions, which prevents these conceptions from contributing to a concrete transformation of the political landscape. This volume's aim is to respond to this criticism and to highlight [...]more information
englischTo what extent can political theories adequately address the dangers that may accompany the political? This monograph is less concerned with the emancipative potential of the political, but rather with its downsides.
Drawing on the concept of precarity, as defined in sociology and the May [...]more information
englisch‘Populism’ unites different political positions and strategies that can’t be summed up in a concept which clearly encapsulates all those heterogeneous phenomena. The contributions in this volume therefore address a strategic space in which analyses of populist movements also locate [...]more information
englischWhat holds capitalist societies together: moral norms or rules of behaviour? Is social totality a normative order or is it a purposeless game? These alternatives divide critical theory and also prevent fruitful dialogue between French and German social philosophy.
Critical social theory is [...]more information
englischThis study examines the relationship between Rousseau’s political thinking and the radical democracy connected with Claude Lefort. Using the history of ideas, it systematically reinterprets the common perception of this relationship as being irreconcilable in order to integrate Rousseau’s [...]more information
englischThis book updates Rousseau’s concept of popular sovereignty and therefore provides a radical democratic alternative to the liberal transnational theory of democracy. Whereas the latter responds normatively to globalisation with claims for individual rights and standards of good governance, [...]more information