In an age marked by global hegemony and festering civilization clashes, Fred Dallmayr's Achieving Our World charts a path toward a cosmopolitan democracy respectful of local differences. Dallmayr draws upon and develops insights from a number of fields: political theory, the study of international politics, recent Continental philosophy, and an array of critical cultural disciplines to illustrate and elucidate his thesis. In Achieving Our World, Dallmayr contends that a genuinely global and plural democracy and 'civic culture' is the only viable and promising path for humankind in the new millennium.
Fred Dallmayr is Packey J. Dee Professor of Political Theory at the University of Notre Dame.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Globalization and Democracy Chapter 4 Globalization: Curse or Promise? Chapter 5 Global Governance and Cultural Diversity: Toward a Cosmopolitan Democracy Chapter 6 "Asian Values" and Global Human Rights: Tensions and Convergences Chapter 7 Beyond Fugitive Democracy: Some Modern and Postmodern Reflections Chapter 8 Achieving Our World Democratically: A Response to Richard Rorty Part 9 Variations on Self-Other Relations Chapter 10 Transversal Encounters: Calvin Schrag and Postmodernity Chapter 11 Border Crossings: Bernhard Waldenfels on Dialogue Chapter 12 Distancing the Other: Jacques Derrida on Friendship Chapter 13 Oneself as Another: Paul Ricoeur's "Little Ethics" Chapter 14 Resisting Totalizing Uniformity: Martin Heidegger on Machenshaft Chapter 15 Concluding Remarks