Recognition Theory as Social Research

Investigating the Dynamics of Social Conflict

  • Shane O’Neill
  • Nicholas H. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: A Recognition-Theoretical Research Programme for the Social Sciences

  3. Recognition as a Category of Social Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. Critical Assessments of Patterns of Misrecognition in Contemporary Societies

  5. Challenging the Recognition Order in the State and Beyond

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-247

About this book


Presents the case for an exciting new research program in the social sciences based on the theory of recognition developed by Axel Honneth and others in recent years. The theory provides a frame for revealing new insights about conflicts and the potential of recognition theory to guide just resolutions of these conflicts is also explored.


conflict crime Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Ideologie immigration migration Political Thought politics social science transformation work

Editors and affiliations

  • Shane O’Neill
    • 1
  • Nicholas H. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesQueen’s University BelfastUK
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyMacquarie UniversityAustralia

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