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Author Swazo, Norman K., 1954-

Title Crisis theory and world order : Heideggerian reflections / Norman K. Swazo.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.101 SWAZ    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series SUNY series in global politics.
SUNY series in global politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1 Theoretical Critique -- 1 Crisis Theory: The Challenge to Peace Research 17 -- 2 Problem of World Order: Overcoming the Logic of Statecraft 39 -- 3 Metaphysical Ground of World Order Thinking 71 -- 4 Planetary Politics and the Essence of Technology 119 -- Part 2 Essential Political Thinking -- 5 A Pathway to Essential Political Thinking 155 -- 6 Essence of Political Being 179 -- Conclusion: Projecting-Open [Entwurf] with Heidegger 227.
Summary In a call to planetary thinking, planetary building, and planetary dwelling, Norman K. Swazo discusses Heidegger's thought as it relates to issues of global politics, specifically, the domain of world order studies. In the first division of the book, Swazo provides a theoretical critique of world order studies understood in the two modes of normative and technocratic futurism. The book's second division includes a preliminary attempt to clarify what Heidegger's call for "essential thinking" entails for political thinking. This signifies a new beginning for political discourse, heralded in the possibility of "essential political thinking" that Swazo calls "autarchology."
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
International relations -- Philosophy.
World politics.
ISBN 0791454932 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0791454940 (paperback: alk. paper)