Recognition Theory as Social Research: Investigating the Dynamics of Social Conflict

Hardcover | September 4, 2012

EditorShane O'Neill, Nicholas H. Smith

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Presents the case for an exciting new research program in the social sciences based on the theory of recognition developed by Axel Honneth and others in recent years. The theory provides a frame for revealing new insights about conflicts and the potential of recognition theory to guide just resolutions of these conflicts is also explored.

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Presents the case for an exciting new research program in the social sciences based on the theory of recognition developed by Axel Honneth and others in recent years. The theory provides a frame for revealing new insights about conflicts and the potential of recognition theory to guide just resolutions of these conflicts is also explor...

SHANE O'NEILL is Professor of Political Theory and Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's University Belfast, UK. He has published widely on political philosophy and is author of Impartiality in Context (1997). His most recent books include Recognition, Equality and Democracy (2008), and After the Nation? (2010)NICHOL...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.89 × 5.66 × 0.94 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword; A. Honneth
Introduction: A Recognition-Theoretic Research Programme for the Social Sciences; N. H. Smith
PART 1. RECOGNITION AS A CATEGORY OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
Is Recognition a Basis for Social or Political Thought?; T. Pinkard

Hegelian Recognition, Critical Theory and the Social Sciences; J-P Deranty
PART 2. CRITICAL ASSESSMENTS OF PATTERNS OF MISRECOGNITION IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES
Misrecognition, Marriage, and Derecognition; C. F. Zurn

Work as a Sphere of Norms, Paradoxes and Ideologies of Recognition; N. H. Smith
Recognition Theory as the Grounds of a General Theory of Crime as Social Harm?; M. Yar
Recognition and Religious Diversity: the Case of Legal Exemptions ; J. Seglow
PART 3. CHALLENGING THE RECOGNITION ORDER IN THE STATE AND BEYOND
The Politics of Ethno-National Conflict Transformation: A Recognition-Theoretical Reading of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland; S. O'Neill
Recognition as Statecraft? Contexts of Recognition and Transformations of State Membership Regimes; D. Owen
Recognition and Immigration; R. Cox
The Global Politics of Recognition; V. Heins