Between Literature and Science: The Rise of Sociology by Wolf Lepenies

By Wolf Lepenies

The topic of this e-book is the clash that arose within the early 19th century among the literary and medical intellectuals of Europe, as they competed for acceptance because the leader analysts of the hot business society within which they lived. Sociology used to be conceived because the 3rd significant self-discipline, a hybrid of the medical and literary traditions. the writer chronicles the increase of the recent self-discipline through discussing the lives and works of the main fashionable thinkers of the time, in England, France, and Germany. The booklet provides a penetrating learn of idealists grappling with truth while business society used to be in its infancy. released with the help of the Exxon schooling beginning.

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Filippov et al. forthcoming: 205–7) For the purposes of the present discussion, (1) and (2) need little elaboration. One purpose of the current EU Constitutional Convention is to codify in simple language what is enumerated at great length in the successive EU treaties. And no one doubts the democratic credentials of 26 David McKay existing EU members. (3) too has obvious implications: constitutions should reflect the culture and societies that they serve. In the case of the EU, the key elections are at the national rather than federal level and constitutional arrangements should naturally reflect this.

Ergo, these actors will be unwilling/unable to impose a single modus operandi on their common institutions and, therefore, will tend to disperse them to multiple sites. e. redistributing wealth from the more to the less well-endowed, and this leads to lottizzazione (proportional sharing out) of benefits across both territories and functions. Ergo, the member states will reciprocally defend each other’s distinctive identity (out of fear of losing their own) and, therefore, prefer institutions that ‘build-in’ multi-level accountability – even at the cost of lower efficacy/efficiency.

Would it be possible for the EU to federalize itself and, at the same time, recognize formally the existence of such asymmetries? 5 A Federal Constitution in strictu sensu would preclude recourse to such interim solutions. Democracy Although many federalist theorists take it for granted, Euro-federalism would have to be made explicitly democratic. Its founding document – constitution, treaty or constitutional treaty – would have to convince the publics eventually called upon to ratify it that these rules embody adequate mechanisms so that the rulers of the federation would be held accountable to citizens of Europe for their actions in the public domain.

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