Asymmetry/Legitimation/Power/Money/Parsons/Habermas: Parsons ignores the asymmetry, which is that trust in the power system must be secured at a higher level than trust in the monetary system. The institutions of private civil law should ensure the functioning of money transactions conducted via markets in the same way as the office organisation should ensure the exercise of power. However, this also requires an advance of trust, which means not only "compliance" (actual compliance with the law) but "obligation" (obligation based on recognition of normative validity claims).
This asymmetry has always been linked to socialist concerns about the organisational power of capital owners, which is only secured under private law.
The explanation of this asymmetry leads to the question of the conditions for the institutionalisation capacity of media (see Institutionalisation/Parsons).
Solution: The disadvantage of one side in standard situations, which is reflected in the power code, can be compensated by the reference to collectively desired goals._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981