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Why the Euro Divides Europe

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initially a lecture. published in New Left Review 95, September/October 2015, 5–26. begins with a great treatise on the nature of money

Streeck, W. (2016). Why the Euro Divides Europe. In Streeck, W. How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System. Verso, pp. 165-184

philosophical and metaphysical theories of divine presence in which the divine encompasses or is manifested in the material world

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Habermas developed his ‘Theory of Communicative Action’ in large measure through an immanent critique of Luhmann’s work

—p.169 by Wolfgang Streeck
notable
1 year, 4 months ago

Habermas developed his ‘Theory of Communicative Action’ in large measure through an immanent critique of Luhmann’s work

—p.169 by Wolfgang Streeck
notable
1 year, 4 months ago
169

[...] Habermas’s partial incorporation of systems theory – the recognition of a technocratic claim to dominance over certain sectors of society, analogous to relativity theory conceding a limited applicability to classical mechanics – depoliticizes the economic, narrowing it down to a unidimensional emphasis on efficiency, as the price for smuggling a space for politicization into a post-materialist theory of ‘modernity’. The fundamental insight of political economy is forgotten: that the natural laws of the economy, which appear to exist by virtue of their own efficiency, are in reality nothing but projections of social-power relations which present themselves ideologically as technical necessities. The consequence is that it ceases to be understood as a capitalist economy and becomes ‘the economy’, pure and simple, while the social struggle against capitalism is replaced by a political and juridical struggle for democracy [...]

the broader point is interesting, though the specific context of his critique of Habermas is kinda lost on me

—p.169 by Wolfgang Streeck 1 year, 4 months ago

[...] Habermas’s partial incorporation of systems theory – the recognition of a technocratic claim to dominance over certain sectors of society, analogous to relativity theory conceding a limited applicability to classical mechanics – depoliticizes the economic, narrowing it down to a unidimensional emphasis on efficiency, as the price for smuggling a space for politicization into a post-materialist theory of ‘modernity’. The fundamental insight of political economy is forgotten: that the natural laws of the economy, which appear to exist by virtue of their own efficiency, are in reality nothing but projections of social-power relations which present themselves ideologically as technical necessities. The consequence is that it ceases to be understood as a capitalist economy and becomes ‘the economy’, pure and simple, while the social struggle against capitalism is replaced by a political and juridical struggle for democracy [...]

the broader point is interesting, though the specific context of his critique of Habermas is kinda lost on me

—p.169 by Wolfgang Streeck 1 year, 4 months ago

(noun) preponderant influence or authority over others; domination / (noun) the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

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In this way, without wanting or planning it, Germany controversially became the European hegemon, until further notice.

after the 2008 crisis, given that Germany had a highly industrialised economy (which was lamented prior to 2008 and much appreciated afterwards)

—p.176 by Wolfgang Streeck
notable
1 year, 4 months ago

In this way, without wanting or planning it, Germany controversially became the European hegemon, until further notice.

after the 2008 crisis, given that Germany had a highly industrialised economy (which was lamented prior to 2008 and much appreciated afterwards)

—p.176 by Wolfgang Streeck
notable
1 year, 4 months ago