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Dept. of Political Science


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 necessity must involve a heteronomy of perspectives and discourses in need of coordination. All this revolves around a core conceptual challenge of the past century--the rise of the autonomous social in all its heteronomy, and its pluralist provocation to the sovereignty of either the State or the Market.


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Central European Political Science Review; January, 2008.