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    The Derrida-Habermas Reader.Lasse Thomassen, Jacques Derrida & Jürgen Habermas (eds.) - 2006 - Edinburgh University Press.
    Jacques Derrida and Jürgen Habermas have long represented opposite camps in contemporary thought. Derrida, who pioneered the intellectual style of inquiry known as deconstruction, ushered in the postmodern age with his dramatic critique of reason; Habermas, on the other hand, has consistently argued in defense of reason, modernity, and the legacy of the Enlightenment. Their many differences led to a long-standing, if scattered, dialogue, evidence of which has been available in only bits and pieces. But now, for the first time, (...)
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    Within the Limits of Deliberative Reason Alone.Lasse Thomassen - 2007 - European Journal of Political Theory 6 (2):200-218.
    In this article, I take Habermas's treatment of civil disobedience as a litmus test of the way in which Habermas relates to the imperfectness of democracy. The case of civil disobedience, which Habermas deems to be a normal part of a mature constitutional democracy, shows that Habermas is ultimately unable to submit all decisions and distinctions to the public use of reason as envisaged in his deliberative account of democracy. As a consequence, I argue that we must take the imperfectness (...)
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    Habermas: A Guide for the Perplexed.Lasse Thomassen - 2010 - Continuum.
    Introduction -- Towards a critical theory of society -- The public sphere -- Communicative action and reason -- Discourse ethics -- Deliberative democracy -- The new political constellation.
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    The Inclusion of the Other? Habermas and the Paradox of Tolerance.Lasse Thomassen - 2006 - Political Theory 34 (4):439 - 462.
    In his most recent work, Jürgen Habermas has proposed a deliberative account of tolerance where the norms of tolerance--including the threshold of tolerance and the norms regulating the relationship between the tolerating and the tolerated parties--are the outcomes of deliberations among the citizens affected by the norms. He thinks that in this way, the threshold of tolerance can be rationalized and the relationship between tolerating and tolerated will rest on the symmetrical relations of public deliberations. In this essay, and inspired (...)
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    Political Theory in the Square: Protest, Representation and Subjectification.Marina Prentoulis & Lasse Thomassen - 2013 - Contemporary Political Theory 12 (3):166-184.
    What, if anything, do the ‘square’ protests and ‘occupy’ movements of 2011 bring to contemporary democratic theory? And how can we, as political theorists, analyse their discourse and do justice to it? We address these questions through an analysis of the Greek and Spanish protest movements of the spring and summer of 2011, the so-called aganaktismenoi and indignados. We trace the centrality of the critique of representation and politics as usual as well as the ideas about horizontality and autonomy in (...)
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    Discourse and Heterogeneity.Lasse Thomassen - 2019 - In Tomas Marttila (ed.), Discourse, Culture and Organization: Inquiries Into Relational Structures of Power. Springer Verlag. pp. 43-61.
    Ernesto Laclau introduced the category of heterogeneity into his theory of hegemony in the late 1990s. He did so as a way to capture the limits of representation, and the argument was fully developed in On Populist Reason in 2005. The chapter argues that heterogeneity should be a central category of hegemony and discourse analysis, and that antagonism can be seen as a strategy of ideological closure that suppresses heterogeneity. I show the limitations of Laclau’s concept of antagonism, and how (...)
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    The Inclusion of the Other?Lasse Thomassen - 2006 - Political Theory 34 (4):439-462.
    In his most recent work, Jürgen Habermas has proposed a deliberative account of tolerance where the norms of tolerance—including the threshold of tolerance and the norms regulating the relationship between the tolerating and the tolerated parties—are the outcomes of deliberations among the citizens affected by the norms. He thinks that in this way, the threshold of tolerance can be rationalized and the relationship between tolerating and tolerated will rest on the symmetrical relations of public deliberations. In this essay, and inspired (...)
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    The Inclus' Ion of the Other? 1. 0.11. 7/009059.7288234.Lasse Thomassen - 2006 - Political Theory 34 (4):439-462.
    In his most recent work, Jürgen Habermas has proposed a deliberative account of tolerance where the norms of tolerance—including the threshold of tolerance and the norms regulating the relationship between the tolerating and the tolerated parties—are the outcomes of deliberations among the citizens affected by the norms. He thinks that in this way, the threshold of tolerance can be rationalized and the relationship between tolerating and tolerated will rest on the symmetrical relations of public deliberations. In this essay, and inspired (...)
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    The Post-Secular Debate: Introductory Remarks.Camil Ungureanu & Lasse Thomassen - 2015 - The European Legacy 20 (2):103-108.
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    Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler and Saba Mahmood, Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech.Lasse Thomassen - 2011 - Critical Horizons 12 (1):103-107.
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    Communicative Reason, Deconstruction, and Foundationalism: Reply to White and Farr.Lasse Thomassen - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (3):0090591713476871.
    How should we read Jürgen Habermas, and is it possible to defend a nonfoundationalist conception of communicative reason? In “‘No-Saying’ in Habermas,” Stephen K. White and Evan Robert Farr read Habermas’s writings on civil disobedience through the idea of no-saying, which they believe to be “just as primordial” as consensus or yes-saying in Habermas’s theory of communicative reason. By underlining this otherwise underdeveloped aspect of no-saying in Habermas’s work, White and Farr believe that it is possible to avoid an unwarranted (...)
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    Deliberative Democracy and Provisionality.Lasse Thomassen - 2011 - Contemporary Political Theory 10 (4):423-443.
    Drawing on the work of Jacques Derrida, I propose a deconstructive reading of Gutmann and Thompson’s theory of deliberative democracy. The deconstructive reading starts from their concept of provisionality, and I argue that provisionality has consequences beyond those admitted by Gutmann and Thompson. While provisionality is an essential part of Gutmann and Thompson’s theory of deliberative democracy, it also dislocates the principles and distinctions on which their theory rests. Although Gutmann and Thompson try to control the effects of provisionality – (...)
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    Introduction: Analytic, Continental and the Question of a Bridge.Clayton Chin & Lasse Thomassen - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 15 (2):133-137.
    In philosophy and political theory, divisions come and go, but some persist despite being obviously problematic. The analytic and Continental divide is one such division. In political philosophy and political theory, the division has been particularly pronounced. Analytic and Continental thinkers are divided not only over substantial issues but also over the very nature of political theorising. In spite of this fundamental nature, theorists often seem to assume that, as a division, the analytic/Continental divide requires no explanation. We suggest that, (...)
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    Deconstruction After Derrida.Lasse Thomassen - 2009 - Ethics and Global Politics 2 (4):383-388.
    Over the last years, there has been a steady stream of books published on deconstruction and the work of Jacques Derrida in addition to the many books by Derrida himself. Derrida’s death on 8 October 2004 in no way stopped this wealth of publications, including texts on Derrida, deconstruction, and politics. There have been a number of books on Derrida,1 including edited volumes,2 and there is now a Derrida journal, Derrida Today. This is in addition to posthumously published works by (...)
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    Reseñas de Libros.Cristian Alfredo Osal López, Valentín Lucas-Viedma Fernández, Micaela Diaz Rosaenz, Pedro Capra & Lasse Thomassen - 2017 - Recerca.Revista de Pensament I Anàlisi 21:171-194.
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  16. A Bizarre, Even Opaque Practice: Habermas on Constitutionalism and Democracy.Lasse Thomassen - 2006 - In Lasse Thomassen, Jacques Derrida & Jürgen Habermas (eds.), The Derrida-Habermas Reader. Edinburgh University Press.
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    Bound by Identity. [REVIEW]Lasse Thomassen - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (3):420-425.
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    Book Roundtable.Lasse Thomassen, Joe Hoover, David Owen, Paul Patton & Clayton Chin - 2020 - Theoria 67 (162):88-116.
    Discussion text: Chin, C. 2018. The Practice of Political Theory: Rorty and Continental Thought. New York, Columbia University Press.Respondents: Lasse Thomassen, Joe Hoover, David Owen, Paul Patton, Clayton Chin.
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    Book Review: The Misinterpellated Subject, by James R. Martel. [REVIEW]Lasse Thomassen - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (2):282-286.
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    Deconstruction and Pragmatism.Lasse Thomassen - 2000 - Continental Philosophy Review 33 (4):499-502.
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    Derrida: Profanations. By Patrick O’Connor.Lasse Thomassen - 2012 - The European Legacy 17 (7):962-963.
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    De/Reconstructing Terrorism.Lasse Thomassen - 2005 - Theory and Event 7 (4).
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    Derrida, Time, and Political Subjectivity.Lasse Thomassen - 2010 - Radical Philosophy Review 13 (2):209-214.
  24. Hent de Vries, Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives From Kant to Derrida Reviewed By.Lasse Thomassen - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (2):98-100.
  25. Introduction: Between Deconstruction and Rational Reconstruction.Lasse Thomassen - 2006 - In Lasse Thomassen, Jacques Derrida & Jürgen Habermas (eds.), The Derrida-Habermas Reader. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 1--7.
     
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    Jürgen Habermas: Zwischen Naturalismus und Religion: Philosophische Aufsätze. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main, 2005.Lasse Thomassen - 2006 - Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política 6:187-189.
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    Joan Wallach Scott: The Politics of the Veil. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2007.Lasse Thomassen - 2009 - Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política 9:246-249.
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    Movement Parties Against Austerity.Lasse Thomassen - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory 17 (4):220-223.
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    (Not) Just a Piece of Cloth: "Begum", Recognition and the Politics of Representation.Lasse Thomassen - 2011 - Political Theory 39 (3):325 - 351.
    To understand the politics of recognition, one must conceive of it as a politics of representation. Like representation, recognition proceeds at once in a constative and a performative mode, whereby they bring into being what is simultaneously represented or recognized. This structure has paradoxical implications. The politics of recognition is also a politics of representation in the sense that it always involves questions such as, Which representations are recognized? Whose representations are they? The reverse is also true: the politics of (...)
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    Political Theory in a Provisional Mode.Lasse Thomassen - 2010 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 13 (4):453-473.
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    Review Article: Between Deconstruction and Rational Reconstruction.Lasse Thomassen - 2008 - European Journal of Political Theory 7 (3):382-390.
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    Review: Bound by Identity. [REVIEW]Lasse Thomassen - 2005 - Political Theory 33 (3):420 - 425.
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    Reseña Del Libro de S. Tormey "The End of Representative Politics". [REVIEW]Lasse Thomassen - 2017 - Recerca.Revista de Pensament I Anàlisi 21:190-194.
    Simon Tormey’s book, The End of Representative Politics, draws on his work on representation from the last decade as well as on a case study of the tumultuous, but exciting, Spanish politics of recent years. Tormey is interested in a new form of politics that puts into question two images: our inherited image of representation as a unilateral relationship between governing and governed, and our inherited image of democratic politics as representative politics. Politics and democracy are much more than institutional, (...)
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    Review Essay. [REVIEW]Lasse Thomassen - 2017 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 64 (152):104-107.
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  35. Review Of Jürgen Habermas' On The Pragmatics Of Social Interaction: Preliminary Studies In The Theory Of Communicative Action And The Liberating Power Of Symbols: Philosophical Essays. [REVIEW]Lasse Thomassen - 2003 - Florida Philosophical Review 3 (2):87-96.
     
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  36. Towards a Cosmopolitics of Heterogeneity : Borders, Communities and Refugees in Angelopoulos' Balkan Trilogy.Lasse Thomassen - 2007 - In Diane Morgan & Gary Banham (eds.), Cosmopolitics and the Emergence of a Future. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Unstable Universalities: Poststructuralism and Radical Politics.Lasse Thomassen - 2010 - Contemporary Political Theory 9 (1):137-139.
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    Wendy Brown: Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2006.Lasse Thomassen - 2007 - Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política 7:171-174.
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    Zwischen Recht Und Moral: Neuere Ansätze der Rechts- Und Demokratietheorie. MIT Grundtexten Von Karl-Otto Apel Und Ingeborg Maus.Lasse Thomassen - 2004 - European Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):149–152.
    Books Reviewed:René von Schomberg and Peter Niesen.
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    Zwischen Recht Und Moral: Neuere Ansätze der Rechts‐ Und Demokratietheorie. MIT Grundtexten von Karl‐Otto Apel Und Ingeborg Maus.Lasse Thomassen - 2004 - European Journal of Philosophy 12 (1):149-152.
    Books Reviewed:René von Schomberg and Peter Niesen.
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