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Crisis? How Is That a Crisis!?

Reflections on an Overburdened Word

Michael Freeden

“tension” or “strain” would do equally. 28 Habermas, to the contrary, offers a highly systematic analysis of crisis that is distinguished from Lipset’s positivism by giving it, as Habermas puts it, a tacit normative meaning—as indeed do Marxists

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

these notions have been traditionally related, thought of, and recognised. Instead of conceiving of injustice in a derivative way as the transgression of some legal norm (legal positivism) or ideal principles of justice (ideal theories of justice

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The Socio-analytical Approach

Differences in International Scientific Discourses

Rolf-Dieter Hepp

the flavor of the month dressed with a soupcon of “French radical chic” to the age-old irratioalistic rejection of science, and more especially of social science, under the aegis of a denunciation of “positivism” and “scientism,” this sort of