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.
"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
Edited by David Held, London School of Economics, and Garrett Brown, University of Sheffield.
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? Jürgen 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