"This Reader is the most comprehensive, accessible and exciting sample of the major critical theorists available to us in the English speaking world. An invaluable teaching resource as well as an engaging introduction for the interested or uninitiated reader." – Richard Kerney, University College Dublin
"The seven fine essays comprising Parts II-IV of this book (on discourse ethics and justice, democracy and law, autonomy and civil society) join very nicely to provide a lucid and compelling account of current thinking among those who approach the meeting point with political liberalism from the critical-theory side." – Frank I. Michelman, Harvard University
This stimulating collection brings together - for the first time - a detailed examination of the state of critical theory today. The fifteen essays provide historical & systematic analyses of the orientations, perspectives & direction of critical theory.