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    DescriptionThis volume makes a challenging critique of the idea of Cosmopolis - that is, the idea of world or 'global' government. In recent years this idea has been put forward as a way of averting the threat of war and international disorder, and as a way of avoiding the destruction of the planet. Proponents of this idea call for a radical reform of the United Nations which aims to legitimize this institution as an international police force and as a provider of global justice.


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    Title
    Cosmopolis
    Subtitle
    Prospects for World Government
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Danilo Zolo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780745613000
    ISBN 10: 0745613004
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: GTJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    BIC subject category V2: JPS, JPHC
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    DC21: 327.101
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    BISAC V2.8: POL011000
    B&T Approval Code: A43010000
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    DC22: 327.101
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    DC22: 327.1/01
    B&T Approval Code: A39805400
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    LC classification: 96049709, JZ5595 .Z6513 1997
    Thema V1.0: JPS, NHB, JPA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Polity Press
    Imprint name
    Polity Press
    Publication date
    25 February 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    a A provocative and convincing argument.a Foreign Affairs
    Back cover copy
    This volume makes a challenging critique of the idea of Cosmopolis - that is, the idea of world or 'global' government. In recent years this idea has been put forward as a way of averting the threat of war and international disorder, and as a way of avoiding the destruction of the planet. Proponents of this idea call for a radical reform of the United Nations which aims to legitimize this institution as an international police force and as a provider of global justice. Zolo criticizes this new cosmopolitan philosophy and rejects the idea of trying to eliminate international conflict through the use of centralized and superior military force. He seeks instead to develop a conception of international relations which takes account of their pluralistic, dynamic and conflictual nature. This conception moves away from the logic of hierarchical centralization, which so dominates the UN Charter, and towards the logic of 'weak interventionism' and 'weak pacifism' which relies on self-organization, co-ordination and negotiation. Timely, provocative and iconoclastic, "Cosmopolis" is an important contribution to current debates in politics, international relations and social and political theory.
    Table of contents
    Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. The Cosmopolitan Model of the Holy Alliance. 2. The Gulf War: The First Cosmopolitan War. 3. The Blind Alleys of International Ethics. 4. Civitas Maxima and Cosmopolitan Law. 5. Towards a a Weak Pacifisma . Conclusion. Postscript to the English Edition. Select Bibliography. Index.