Saturday, April 05, 2014

On the Habermas/Streeck Debate

The current issue of "Politische Vierteljahresschrift" (2014/1) features an article on the Habermas/Streeck debate on democracy in the EU:

Thomas Biebricher / Frieder Vogelmann:
"Die Zukunft Europas zwischen Demokratie und Kapitalismus" [pdf]

"The European Union's ongoing "crisis" has forcefully turned attention to the problematic relation between democracy and capitalism. We use the discussion between Jürgen Habermas and Wolfgang Streeck as our point of departure to demonstrate how the blind spots of the debate obstruct an analysis that is neither utopian nor resigned but tries to identify those conflicts in which citizens may at least hope to democratically unsettle both their national states and the European Union to keep them from merely complying to economies every need."

See also my posts on the Habermas/Steeck debate here and here.

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