Politics and Cosmopolitanism in a Global Age

Politics and Cosmopolitanism in a Global Age

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This book offers a unique reconceptualization of cosmopolitanism. It examines several themes that inform politics in a globalized era, including global governance, international law, citizenship, constitutionalism, community, domesticity, territory, sovereignty, and nationalism. The volume explores the specific philosophical and institutional challenges in constructing a cosmopolitan political community beyond the nation state. It reorients and decolonizes the boundaries of `cosmopolitanism' and questions the contemporary discourse to posit inclusive alternatives. Presenting rich and diverse perspectives from across the world, the volume will interest scholars and students of politics and international relations, political theory, public policy, ethics, and philosophy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 146 x 222 x 25mm | 465.99g
  • Routledge India
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 113882240X
  • 9781138822405

Table of contents

Abbreviations. Glossary. Acknowledgements. Introduction Sonika Gupta and Sudarsan Padmanabhan Part I: Normative Cosmopolitanism: Statements 1. Cosmopolitan Democracy: Paths and Agents Daniele Archibugi and David Held 2. The Cosmopolitanization of International Law: Rethinking Global Constitutionalism Garrett Wallace Brown 3. Legitimacy in the Global Normative Order: Justificatory Practices in the Space of Reasons Eva Erman Part II: Reconceptualizing Cosmopolitanism 4. Cosmopolitanism without Foundations Veronique Pin-Fat 5. Who are the People of the World? Sudhir Chella Rajan 6. Cosmopolitanism, Liberalism, and Citizenship Arvind Sivaramakrishnan 7. Diasporas, Cosmopolitanism and Post-territorial Citizenship Francesco Ragazzi. 8. The `Domestic Abroad' and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism Latha Varadarajan Part III: Towards a Postcolonial Critique 9. The Elusiveness of `Non-Western Cosmopolitanism' Rahul Rao 10. Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: A Re-examination Sonika Gupta Epilogue: Imagining India: The Interplay of the Cosmopolitan and the Vernacular Sudarsan Padmanabhan. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index
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Review quote

`This unusual volume brings together contributions by some of the most well-known intellectuals writing on the theme of cosmopolitanism into a tension-ridden conversation with perspectives that foreground different experiences from the global south.' - Aditya Nigam, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India

`Re-inducting structure and agency into the debate on the nature and course of globalization, the authors highlight the hiatus between slogans of global justice and global realities and examine ways to bridge this gap through appropriate and urgent action. This elegantly written book should be a constant companion of all students of public policy and democracy in the global age.' - Subrata K. Mitra, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany
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About Sudarsan Padmanabhan

Sonika Gupta is Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

Sudarsan Padmanabhan is Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

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