Political Theory Of Global Citizenship, The

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the meaning of cosmopolitanism, and world citizenship, in the history of western political thought, and in the evolution of international politics since 1500. April Carter goes on to explore possible interpretations of global citizenship: she examines issues such as global obligations, the theory and practice of universal human rights, civil participation, migration and refugees, the development of European citizenship, the problems of citizenship beyond the nation state, and conflicts between regionalism and globalism. The Political Theory of Global Citizenship goes on to consider how cosmopolitanism relates to different ideological and philosophical strands of moral and political thought in international relations theory, and addresses the debate about global governance, and cosmopolitan democracy. Finally, April Carter finally considers critics of cosmopolitanism, such as anti-imperialists, some feminists and postmodern theorists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415399449
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/6/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I Cosmopolitanism and international society between states, 1500-1914 11
1 Citizens of Christendom or of the world? Cosmopolitanism within an emerging state system 17
2 Enlightenment cosmopolitanism and world citizenship 33
3 Internationalism, cosmopolitanism and challenges to them, 1815-1914 51
Pt. II Interpretations of transnational citizenship in practice 73
4 Global civil society: acting as global citizens 77
5 Global or multinational citizens? Refugees and migrants 99
6 European citizenship: bridge or barrier to global citizenship? 119
Pt. III Global citizenship today: theoretical and political issues 143
7 Global citizenship in contemporary political thought 147
8 Global citizenship and global governance: perspectives in international relations theory 177
9 Cultural diversity, feminism and postmodernism: challenges to global cosmopolitanism? 205
Conclusion 232
Notes 237
Index 267
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