Achieving Our World: Toward a Global and Plural Democracy

Achieving Our World: Toward a Global and Plural Democracy

By: Fred R. Dallmayr (author)Paperback

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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.

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780742511859
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742511859
  • weight: 317
  • ISBN10: 0742511855

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