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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 42mm | 1,120.37g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0745648711
  • 9780745648712

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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 University
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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.
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About Garrett W. Brown

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