Habermas and Post-National Identity: Theoretical Perspectives on the Conflict in Northern Ireland

Delanty, Gerard (1996) Habermas and Post-National Identity: Theoretical Perspectives on the Conflict in Northern Ireland. Irish Political Studies, 11 (1). pp. 20-32. ISSN 0790-7184

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Abstract

Habermas's theory of post‐national identity has mostly been developed in the context of debates on German political culture. The basic ideas underlying it have emerged from his broader theory of society, in particular his notion of discursive democracy. His critique of nationalism and his discursive model of democracy can be used to form a theory of post‐national identity which can be applied to deeply divided political cultures. The case of Northern Ireland is an example of such a situation in which conflict resolution can be solved only by the discursive transformation of national identities along post‐national lines.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ5511.2 Promotion of peace. Peaceful change
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 13:31
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 13:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39653
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