The Cosmopolitanism Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-12-28
  • Publisher: Polity Pr

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The world is becoming deeply interconnected, whereby actions in one part of the world can have profound repercussions elsewhere. In a world of overlapping communities of fate, there has been a renewed enthusiasm for thinking about what it is that human beings have in common, and to explore the ethical basis of this. This has led to a renewed interest in examining the normative principles that might underpin efforts to resolve global collective action problems and to ameliorate serious global risks. This project can be referred to as the project of cosmopolitanism.In response to this renewed cosmopolitan enthusiasm, this volume has brought together 25 seminal essays in the development of cosmopolitan thought by some of the world's most distinguished cosmopolitan thinkers and critics. It is divided into six sections: classical cosmopolitanism, global justice, culture and cosmopolitanism, political cosmopolitanism, cosmopolitan global governance and critical examinations. This volume thus provides a thorough and extensive introduction to contemporary cosmopolitan thought and acts as a definitive source for those interested in cosmopolitan thinking and its critics.

Author Biography

Garrett Wallace Brown is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at London School of Economics and Political Science and Visiting University Professor of Global Policy at the Central European University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Editors' Introductionp. 1
Kant and Contemporary Cosmopolitanism Introductionp. 15
Idea of a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purposep. 17
Kant and Cosmopolitanismp. 27
Kant's Cosmopolitanismp. 45
A Kantian Approach to Transnational Justicep. 61
Cosmopolitan Global Justicep. 81
Introductionp. 81
Justice and International Relationsp. 85
International Society from a Cosmopolitan Perspectivep. 100
Cosmopolitanism and Sovereigntyp. 114
International Distributive Justicep. 134
Cosmopolitanism, Nationality, States and Culturep. 151
Introductionp. 151
Patriotism and Cosmopolitanismp. 155
What is Cosmopolitan?p. 163
Nationalism and Cosmopolitanismp. 176
Global Distributive Justice and the Statep. 191
Cosmopolitan Politicsp. 213
Introductionp. 213
The Cosmopolitan Manifestop. 217
Principles of Cosmopolitan Orderp. 229
Moving from Cosmopolitan Legal Theory to Legal Practice: Models of Cosmopolitan Lawp. 248
A Political Constitution for the Pluralist World Society?p. 267
Cosmopolitanism, Global Issues, and Governancep. 289
Introductionp. 289
Reframing Global Governance: Apocalypse Soon or Reform!p. 293
The Architecture of Cosmopolitan Democracyp. 312
Humanitarian Intervention: Towards a Cosmopolitan Approachp. 334
The Environment, Global Justice and World Environmental Citizenshipp. 351
Cosmopolitan Examinations and Critiquesp. 373
Introductionp. 373
Cosmopolitanismp. 377
The Problem of Global Justicep. 393
On Cosmopolitanismp. 413
Can International Organizations be Democratic? A Skeptic's Viewp. 423
Citizenship in an Era of Globalizationp. 435
A Comprehensive Overview of Cosmopolitan Literaturep. 444
Indexp. 465
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