DescriptionThe 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.
Garrett Wallace Brown and David Held
I. Kant and Contemporary Cosmopolitanism
Idea of a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose
Kant and Cosmopolitanism
Martha C. Nussbaum
Garrett Wallace Brown
A Kantian Approach to Transnational Justice
II. Cosmopolitan Global Justice
Justice and International Relations
Charles R. Beitz
International Society from a Cosmopolitan Perspective
Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty
International Distributive Justice
III. Cosmopolitanism, Nationality, States and Culture
Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism
Martha C. Nussbaum
What is Cosmopolitan?
Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism
Global Distributive Justice and the State
IV. Cosmopolitan Politics
The Cosmopolitan Manifesto
Principles of Cosmopolitan Order
Moving from Cosmopolitan Legal Theory to Legal Practice: Models of Cosmopolitan Law
Garrett Wallace Brown
A Political Constitution for the Pluralist World Society?
V. Cosmopolitanism, Global Issues and Governance
Reframing Global Governance: Apocalypse Soon or Reform!
The Architecture of Cosmopolitan Democracy
Humanitarian Intervention: Toward a Cosmopolitan Approach
The Environment, Global Justice and World Environmental Citizenship
VI. Cosmopolitan Examinations and Critiques
The Problem of Global Justice
Can International Organizations be Democratic? A Skeptics View
Robert A. Dahl
Citizenship in an Era of Globalization
A Comprehensive Overview of Cosmopolitan Literature
Garrett Wallace Brown and Megan Kime
"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
• Features 25 seminal essays in the development of cosmopolitan thought, by some of the world's most distinguished thinkers.
• Includes an illuminating introduction to each essay from the editors.
• Will be an essential resource for any student of politics and globalization studies.