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    will-formation (process) - Willensbildung (als Prozess)

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    will-formation (process) - Willensbildung (als Prozess)

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    General dictionaries do not seem to know the term, yet the following academic and other works use it:
    Abdollah Payrow Shabani, Habermas’ Between Facts and Norms: Legitimizing Power?: "Legitimate law-making itself is generated through a procedure of public opinion and will-formation that produces communicative power."

    Alinta Thornton, Does internet create democracy?: "Lack of will formation
    Plebiscites, opinion management and public opinion research do not offer potential for democracy, because they do not provide the opportunity for discursive will formation. "

    Melissa Yates, Review of: Habermas, Kristeva, and Citizenship by Noëlle McAfee
    Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2000: "McAfee has paved the way for a conception of what it means for coercive law to be legitimate distinct from processes of autonomous will-formation."
    "In adopting Habermas's account of political agency, she would also need to address his interest in accounting for legitimate political will-formation."

    Stacy Smith, Democracy, Plurality, and Education: Deliberating Practices of and for Civic Participation: "will address each of these conditions in turn by discussing the role of generalizable interests, formal versus substantive equality, and will-formation within discourse theory and its "ideal deliberative procedure."

    Wikipedia: Between Facts and Norms: "Pointing out that legitimate law-making is itself generated through a procedure of public opinion and will-formation that produces communicative power, he asserts that this communicative power, in its turn, influences the process of social institutionalization."
    Leo translates "Willensbildung" as "decision-making" only. The German term, arguably, covers more than this result-oriented meaning.
    Admittedly, "will-formation" sounds rather "German" but that's the consequence of its getting attention first from the German scholar Habermas.

    Leo übersetzt "Willensbildung" nur als "decision-making". Der deutsche Begriff umfasst aber nicht nur diese ergebnisorientierte Bedeutung.
    "Will-formation" klingt zugegebenermassen sehr deutsch, aber das liegt an seiner "Erfindung" durch Habermas bzw. in dessem Umfeld.
    AuthorGerd29 Jan 07, 17:45

    Ob ein Ausdruck denglisch klingt, liegt weniger an seinem ursprünglichen Erfinder als am Nichtgebrauch bzw. Nichtverständnis in englischsprachigen Ländern.

    #1AuthorRominara (1294573) 21 May 22, 16:03

    Da der Faden gerade wieder da ist und ein möglicher Eintrag noch aussteht ... in der englischsprachigen Sekundärliteratur zu Habermas wird "will formation" teils mit, teil ohne Bindestrich geschrieben :

     ... Abstract

    Considering citizenship education specifically in relation to deliberative politics, first, I focus on the role that Habermas in Between Facts and Norms allots to opinion and will formation as a kind of Bildung, emphasizing the collective aspect of discursive formation in the state as well as in civil society. Secondly, even though I have stressed the crucial role of deliberation in the formation to virtue, I recognize that Habermas attempts to combine the republican call for civic virtue with the liberal claims to have rights. ...

    ... In fact, in a number of places Habermas describes democratic legitimacy in just such terms, which we might paraphrase as follows: citizens may regard their laws as legitimate insofar as the democratic process, as it is institutionally organized and conducted, warrants the presumption that outcomes are reasonable products of a sufficiently inclusive deliberative process of opinion- and will-formation (2008, 103). ...

     ... Deliberative politics acquires its legitimating force from the discursive structure of an opinion- and will-formation that can fulfill its socially integrative function only because citizens expects its results to have a reasonable quality. (Habermas 1996a, 304, 296) ...

     ... In either case, deliberation involves the idea of discursively structured communications between free and equal citizens concerning the laws by which they wish to govern themselves. In Habermas’s terminology, it involves the idea of discursive collective opinion and will formation.14 In Habermas’s terminology, it involves the idea of discursive collective opinion and will formation.14 ...

    #2Authorno me bré (700807) 21 May 22, 22:16
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