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HabermasThe Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy$
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Hugh Baxter

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804769129

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.001.0001

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After Between Facts and Norms: Religion in the Public Square, Multiculturalism, and the “Postnational Constellation”

After Between Facts and Norms: Religion in the Public Square, Multiculturalism, and the “Postnational Constellation”

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(p.192) Chapter Five After Between Facts and Norms: Religion in the Public Square, Multiculturalism, and the “Postnational Constellation”
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Habermas
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DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804769129.003.0006

Following the publication of his Between Facts and Norms, Jürgen Habermas has joined the growing discussion about the role of religion in public political discourse. This endeavor was prompted in part by his 1995 debate with John Rawls, whose 1993 book Political Liberalism sparked controversy. Habermas has also sought to come to terms with multiculturalism and has explored the possibilities of democracy in the so-called “postnational constellation,” focusing his attention on the integration project of the European Union. His discussion of the postnational constellation extends to a reformulation of Immanuel Kant's program of “perpetual peace.” This chapter examines each of these extensions of Habermas's project, first by looking at Rawls's political liberalism and the views of Robert Audi, Paul Weithman, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. It then tackles Habermas's arguments about multiculturalism and constitutional patriotism before concluding with an analysis of democracy, postnational constellation, nation-states, and the constitutionalization of international law.

Keywords:   Between Facts and Norms, Jürgen Habermas, religion, John Rawls, political liberalism, multiculturalism, postnational constellation, democracy, European Union, constitutional patriotism

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