Habermas and Social Research
Ed. by Mark Murphy
One of the greatest contributors to the field of sociology, Jürgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. He has inspired researchers in a range of disciplines with his multidimensional social theory, however an overview of his theory in applied settings is long overdue.
This collection brings together in one convenient volume a set of researchers who place Jürgen Habermas’ key concepts such as colonisation, deliberation and communication at the centre of their research methodologies.
1. Introduction: Putting Habermas to work in social research - Mark Murphy
Part 1: Research on Colonisation
2. Habermas in the context of social movements research: Colonisation as a living battle - Gemma Edwards
3. Habermas’ critical theory as an alternative research paradigm: The case of Everglades environmental policy [paper] - Claire Connolly Knox
4. Habermas and the self-regulation of complementary and alternative medicine - Peter Kennedy
Part 2: The politics of deliberation 1: Research on the public sphere
5. Working with and thinking against Habermas - Judith Bessant
6. Digitizing Habermas: Digital public spheres & networked publics - Bjarki Valtysson
Part 3: The politics of deliberation 2: Research on inclusion
7. Parental involvement in school: Applying Habermas’ theoretical framework - Anne Dorthe Tveit
8. Looking at participation through the lens of Habermas’ theory: opportunities to bridge the gap between lifeworld and system? - Susan Woelders & Tineke Abma
Part 4: Communicative (inter)actions 1: School and migration studies
9. Transnationalism as communicative action: Putting Habermas to work in migration studies [paper] - Thomas Lacroix
10. Young children’s educational practice in preschool in relation to Habermas’ philosophical perspective - Anette Emilson
Part 5: Communicative (inter)actions 2: The planning process
11. Bridging the theory and method nexus in planning: The potential and limits of Habermas for urban planning scholarship - Crystal Legacy and Alan March
12. Habermas and the role of linguistic interaction in environmental planning: An East European case study - Maie Kiisel
Mark Murphy is Reader in Education & Public Policy at the University of Glasgow. He is the editor of "Social Theory and Education Research: Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida" (Routledge, 2013).