By Hartmut Behr

This ebook develops a proposal of transformations and 'otherness' past hegemonic and hierarchical considering as represented by way of the legacies of Western philosophical and political thought.


In doing so, it pertains to the phenomenological discourse of the 20 th century, specifically to Georg Simmel, Alfred Schütz, Emmanual Lévinas, and Jacques Derrida, and drafts our figuring out of distinction as a real human adventure of a social and political global that's in movement and transformative, instead of static and predictable. in this foundation of temporalized ontology and its normative results, alterations are drafted as a good social and political strength and as strong capacities of transformation and alter. In sensible phrases, this realizing is most crucial for our theorizing and performing upon peace, peace-building, and clash answer. modifications now seem now not as drawback to peace and reconciliation, yet as energetic and confident articulations of 'otherness' and as a favorable strength of transformation, emancipation, and change.


This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars of diplomacy, philosophy and political theory.

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