Die US-amerikanische Politische Theorie zwischen nationaler Selbstverständigung und konzeptioneller Globalisierung

  • Hans-Jörg SigwartEmail author
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Der Beitrag gibt einen Überblick über wichtige Strömungen und Themen in der politischen Theorie der USA und skizziert ihre Stellung in der US-amerikanischen Politikwissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Die politische Theorie ist eng mit dem demokratischen Selbstverständnis der USA verbunden. Zugleich bewegt sie sich in einem internationalen Kommunikations- und Wirkungshorizont. Thematisch stehen die Begründung und die kritische Reflexion einer demokratischen Idee des politischen Liberalismus im Zentrum der US-amerikanischen politischen Theorie. Zu den wichtigsten Entwicklungstendenzen der aktuellen Debatte gehören theoretische Auseinandersetzungen mit den zentralen Herausforderungen der US-amerikanischen Demokratie und entsprechende Krisendiagnosen einerseits und Versuche einer Globalisierung der politisch-theoretischen Perspektive andererseits.


Politische Theorie Liberalismus Demokratie Populismus Trumpismus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Politische WissenschaftRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenDeutschland

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