Critical Theory in Critical Times
Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order
Ed. by Penelope Deutscher & Cristina Lafont
(Columbia University Press, 2017)
In Critical Theory in Critical Times, eleven of the most distinguished critical theorists offer new perspectives on recent crises and transformations of the global political and economic order. Sharpening the conceptual tools of critical theory, the contributors reveal new ways of expanding the diverse traditions of the Frankfurt School in response to some of the most urgent and important challenges of our times.
Introduction: Critical Theory in Critical Times
Part I. The Future of Democracy
1. An Exploration of the Meaning of Transnationalization of Democracy (video) - Jürgen Habermas
Part II. Human Rights and Sovereignty
2. Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law (paper) - Seyla Benhabib
3. Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Responsibility to Protect (paper) - Cristina Lafont
4. A Critical Theory of Human Rights - Rainer Forst
Part III. Political Rights in Neoliberal Times
5. Neoliberalism and the Economization of Rights - Wendy Brown
6. Law and Domination - Christoph Menke
Part IV. Criticizing Capitalism
7. Behind Marx's Hidden Abode (video) - Nancy Fraser
8. A Wide Concept of Economy (paper) - Rahel Jaeggi
Part V. The End of Progress in Postcolonial Times
9. Adorno, Foucault, and the End of Progress (paper) (video) - Amy Allen
10. "Post-Foucault": The Critical Time of the Present - Penelope Deutscher
11. Criticizing Critical Theory - Charles W. Mills
Note: Jürgen Habermas's essay appeared in his book ”The Lure of Technocracy" (Polity Press, 2015), titled "European Citizens and European Peoples: The Problem of Transnationalizing Democracy”.
See Jerome Braun's review of the book in "Theory, Culture & Society".