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Critical Theory in Critical Times: Transforming the Global Political and Economic Order

Penelope Deutscher and Cristina Lafont


We live in critical times. We face a global crisis in economics and finance, a global ecological crisis, and a constant barrage of international disputes. Perhaps most dishearteningly, there seems to be little faith in our ability to address such difficult problems. However, there is also a more positive sense in which these are critical times. The world's current state of flux gives us a unique window of opportunity for shaping a new international order that will allow us to cope with current and future global crises. In Critical Theory in Critical Times, eleven of the most distinguished crit ... More

Keywords: Critical theory, globalization, crisis, legitimacy, capitalism, international law, global governance, rights, progress, decolonization, neoliberalism, Foucault, Habermas, Marx

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231181518
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231181518.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Penelope Deutscher, editor
Northwestern University

Cristina Lafont, editor
Northwestern University

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