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  • Page extent: 272 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.5 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 327.101
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: n/a
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Internationalism
    • Globalization--Moral and ethical aspects

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521846608 | ISBN-10: 0521846609)

DOI: 10.2277/0521846609

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In a period of rapid internationalization of trade and increased labor mobility, is it relevant for nations to think about their moral obligations to others? Do national boundaries have fundamental moral significance, or do we have moral obligations to foreigners that are equal to our obligations to our compatriots? The latter position is known as cosmopolitanism, and this volume brings together a number of distinguished political philosophers and theorists to explore cosmopolitanism: what it consists in, and the positive case which can be made for it. Their essays provide a comprehensive overview of both the current state of the debate and the alternative visions of cosmopolitanism with which we can move forward, and they will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, and law.

• This unique anthology explores the case for cosmopolitanism and discusses alternative visions of the subject • This volume brings together the work of a variety of distinguished political theorists • A much-needed addition to the field, this book considerably advances the discussion of the cosmopolitan project


Introduction Gillian Brock and Harry Brighouse; 1. Principles of cosmopolitan order David Held; 2. Territorial justice and global redistribution Hillel Steiner; 3. International justice and the basic needs principle David Copp; 4. Cosmopolitans, cosmopolitanism, and human flourishing Christine Sypnowich; 5. Global justice, moral development and democracy Chris Bertram; 6. A cosmopolitan perspective on the global economic order Thomas Pogge; 7. In the national interest Allen Buchanan; 8. Cosmopolitan respect and patriotic concern Richard Miller; 9. Persons' interests, states' duties, and global governance Darrel Moellendorf; 10. The demand of justice and national allegiances Kok-Chor Tan; 11. Cosmopolitanism and the compatriot priority principle Jocelyn Couture and Kai Nielsen; 12. Beyond the social contract: capabilities and global justice Martha Nussbaum; 13. Tolerating injustice Jon Mandle; 14. Cosmopolitan hope Catriona McKinnon.


Gillian Brock, Harry Brighouse, David Held, Hillel Steiner, David Copp, Christine Sypnowich, Chris Bertram, Thomas Pogge, Allen Buchanan, Richard Miller, Darrel Moellendorf, Kok-Chor Tan, Jocelyn Couture, Kai Nielsen, Martha Nussbaum, Jon Mandle, Catriona McKinnon

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