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The Bonn Handbook of Globality

Volume 1

  • Ludger Kühnhardt
  • Tilman Mayer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ludger Kühnhardt, Tilman Mayer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Understanding Globality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Ludger Kühnhardt
      Pages 19-33
    3. Volker Ladenthin
      Pages 35-51
    4. Markus Gabriel
      Pages 53-64
    5. Wolfram Hogrebe
      Pages 65-78
    6. Günther Schulz
      Pages 79-91
  4. Human Development: Freedom and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Ulrich Eibach
      Pages 95-103
    3. Ulrich Ettinger
      Pages 105-113
    4. Volker Ladenthin
      Pages 115-124
    5. Una M. Röhr-Sendlmeier, Udo Käser
      Pages 125-137
    6. Hans Dieter Laux
      Pages 139-149
    7. Reinhold Boschki
      Pages 151-159
    8. Rainer Banse, Jasmin Khosravie
      Pages 161-169
    9. Una M. Röhr-Sendlmeier
      Pages 171-184
    10. Dorothee Gall
      Pages 185-195
    11. Sabine Sielke, Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche
      Pages 197-205
    12. Christoph Horn
      Pages 207-216

About this book


This two-volume handbook provides readers with a comprehensive interpretation of globality through the multifaceted prism of the humanities and social sciences. Key concepts and symbolizations rooted in and shaped by European academic traditions are discussed and reinterpreted under the conditions of the global turn. Highlighting consistent anthropological features and socio-cultural realities, the handbook gathers coherently structured articles written by 110 professors in the humanities and social sciences at Bonn University, Germany, who initiate a global dialogue on meaningful and sustainable notions of human life in the age of globality.

Volume 1 introduces readers to various interpretations of globality, and discusses notions of human development, communication and aesthetics.

Volume 2 covers notions of technical meaning, of political and moral order, and reflections on the shaping of globality.


Globality Globalization Human development Global turn Modernity Universalization

Editors and affiliations

  • Ludger Kühnhardt
    • 1
  • Tilman Mayer
    • 2
  1. 1.Political ScienceUniversity of Bonn/Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI)BonnGermany
  2. 2.Political Science, History of Ideas and Contemporary HistoryUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

About the editors

Ludger Kühnhardt is a professor of Political Science at Bonn University, Germany. He is also director of Bonn University’s Center for European Studies (ZEI). 

Tilman Mayer is a professor of Political Science at Bonn University, Germany. He is also president of the Society for German Studies and a former president of the German Demographic Society (2010-2016).

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