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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. See also David Held's Cosmopolitanism: Ideals and Realities.show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 164 x 240 x 38mm | 979.75g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 074564872X
  • 9780745648729
  • 280,095

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"Truly a reader's reader. Compared with other books of its type, it is unusually comprehensive, systematic and digestible." Survival "An excellent centrepiece for a graduate course on cosmopolitan thought and an excellent reference for graduate or undergraduate students seeking a single volume that draws together historical and contemporary cosmopolitan thought." Central European Journal of International and Security Studies "If you want to understand cosmopolitanism - and you should - this volume is the place to go. Brown and Held have brought together the most important contributions to understanding (and assessing) cosmopolitanism as a philosophical ideal, a political project, and a practical program. It is a great collection on an important topic." Joshua Cohen, Stanford University "Two distinguished scholars have assembled a remarkable collection of essays, classical and contemporary, that challenge us all to think through what it would mean for politics, culture and economy if the world were truly one and each individual was given his or her due regard as a citizen of the globe." Michael Doyle, Columbia Universityshow more

About Garrett W. Brown

Edited by David Held, London School of Economics, and Garrett Brown, University of Sheffield.show more

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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.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Editors Introduction Garrett Wallace Brown and David Held I. Kant and Contemporary Cosmopolitanism Introduction Idea of a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose Immanuel Kant Kant and Cosmopolitanism Martha C. Nussbaum Kant s Cosmopolitanism Garrett Wallace Brown A Kantian Approach to Transnational Justice Onora O Neill II. Cosmopolitan Global Justice Introduction Justice and International Relations Charles R. Beitz International Society from a Cosmopolitan Perspective Brian Barry Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty Thomas Pogge International Distributive Justice Simon Caney III. Cosmopolitanism, Nationality, States and Culture Introduction Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism Martha C. Nussbaum What is Cosmopolitan? Jeremy Waldron Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism Kok-Chor Tan Global Distributive Justice and the State Simon Caney IV. Cosmopolitan Politics Introduction The Cosmopolitan Manifesto Ulrich Beck Principles of Cosmopolitan Order David Held Moving from Cosmopolitan Legal Theory to Legal Practice: Models of Cosmopolitan Law Garrett Wallace Brown A Political Constitution for the Pluralist World Society? Jurgen Habermas V. Cosmopolitanism, Global Issues and Governance Introduction Reframing Global Governance: Apocalypse Soon or Reform! David Held The Architecture of Cosmopolitan Democracy Daniele Archibugi Humanitarian Intervention: Toward a Cosmopolitan Approach Mary Kaldor The Environment, Global Justice and World Environmental Citizenship Patrick Hayden VI. Cosmopolitan Examinations and Critiques Introduction Cosmopolitanism David Miller The Problem of Global Justice Thomas Nagel On Cosmopolitanism Jacques Derrida Can International Organizations be Democratic? A Skeptics View Robert A. Dahl Citizenship in an Era of Globalization Will Kymlicka A Comprehensive Overview of Cosmopolitan Literature Garrett Wallace Brown and Megan Kime Indexshow more

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"Truly a reader's reader. Compared with other books of its type, it is unusually comprehensive, systematic and digestible." Survival "An excellent centrepiece for a graduate course on cosmopolitan thought and an excellent reference for graduate or undergraduate students seeking a single volume that draws together historical and contemporary cosmopolitan thought." Central European Journal of International and Security Studies "If you want to understand cosmopolitanism - and you should - this volume is the place to go. Brown and Held have brought together the most important contributions to understanding (and assessing) cosmopolitanism as a philosophical ideal, a political project, and a practical program. It is a great collection on an important topic." Joshua Cohen, Stanford University "Two distinguished scholars have assembled a remarkable collection of essays, classical and contemporary, that challenge us all to think through what it would mean for politics, culture and economy if the world were truly one and each individual was given his or her due regard as a citizen of the globe." Michael Doyle, Columbia Universityshow more

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