Cosmopolis: Prospects for World Government [NOOK Book]

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This book is a challenging critique of the idea of Cosmopolis - that is, the idea of world or 'global government'. In recent years this idea has been put forward as a way of averting the threat of war and international disorder, and as a way of avoiding the destruction of the planet. Proponents of this idea call for a radical reform of the United Nations which aims to legitimize this institution as an international police force and as a provider of global justice. Zolo criticizes this new cosmopolitan philosophy ...
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Cosmopolis: Prospects for World Government

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Overview

This book is a challenging critique of the idea of Cosmopolis - that is, the idea of world or 'global government'. In recent years this idea has been put forward as a way of averting the threat of war and international disorder, and as a way of avoiding the destruction of the planet. Proponents of this idea call for a radical reform of the United Nations which aims to legitimize this institution as an international police force and as a provider of global justice. Zolo criticizes this new cosmopolitan philosophy and rejects the idea of trying to eliminate international conflict through the use of centralized and superior military force. He seeks instead to develop a conception of international relations which takes account of their pluralistic, dynamic and conflictual nature. This conception moves away from the logic of hierarchical centralization, which so dominates the UN Charter, and towards the logic of a 'weak interventionism' and 'weak pacifism' which relies on self-organization, coordination and negotiation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745669335
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • File size: 713 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 The Cosmopolitan Model of the Holy Alliance 1
2 The Gulf War: The First Cosmopolitan War 19
3 The Blind Alleys of International Ethics 53
4 Civitas Maxima and Cosmopolitan Law 94
5 Towards a 'Weak Pacifism' 128
Conclusion 164
Postscript Lo the English Edition 171
Select Bibliography 183
Index 191
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