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Political Theory

2008

Rhode Island College

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Complementary Institutions And Reflexive Governance In Autonomous Social Law, Richard R. Weiner Jan 2008

Complementary Institutions And Reflexive Governance In Autonomous Social Law, Richard R. Weiner

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We approach institutions as stabilizing structures with consequences of functional incorporateness. Yet we also imagine, assert and enact claims and warrants as institutionalizable practices. There are functional supports. And there are the warranted claims of categorical normativity. Normativity in itself can be understood in terms of compliance with or acquiescence in legitimating structures. Yet normativity itself can be understood as a solidarism we intersubjectively co-constitute. The challenge in political thought has been dealing with the disincorporateness associated with modernity, specifically how a new order and dialogue may be of heterogeneous social values. A new way of ordering socioeconomic relationships of ...