The Invisible Constitution of Politics
Contested Norms and International Encounters
By (author) Antje Wiener
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Invisible Constitution of Politics by Antje Wiener
Book DescriptionAs social practices now frequently extend beyond national boundaries, experiences and expectations about fair and legitimate politics have become increasingly fragmented. Our ability to understand and interpret others and to tolerate difference, rather than overcome diversity, is therefore at risk. This book focuses on the contested meanings of norms in a world of increasing international encounters. The author argues that cultural practices are less visible than organisational practices, but are constitutive for politics and need to be understood and empirically 'accounted' for. Comparing four elite groups in Europe, Antje Wiener shows how this invisible constitution of politics matters. By comparing individual interpretations of norms such as democracy and human rights, she shows how they can mean different things, even to frequently travelling elite groups.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521895965
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Antje Wiener
Invisible Constitution of Politics, Paperback (March 2012)
This book focuses on the contested meanings of norms in a world of increasing international encounters.
Political Theory of the European Union, Hardback (November 2010)
A Political Theory of the European Union brings together political theory, international relations theory, European integration studies, comparative government, international law, and European law in an interdisciplinary theoretical approach to studying the EU within the wider, world-political context.
European Integration Theory, Paperback (May 2009)View all books by Antje Wiener
Systematically revised and updated throughout, this ground-breaking text provides an overview of all the major approaches to European integration. This edition includes two new chapters on the political theory of European integration and critical theory.
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Author Biography - Antje Wiener
Antje Wiener is Professor of Politics and International Relations in the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages at the University of Bath.
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