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Cosmopolitanism in Context
Perspectives from International Law and Political Theory

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Roland Pierik, Wouter Werner, Simon Caney, Ellen Hey, Tomer Broude, Thomas Pogge, Nicholas Tsagourias, Kok-Chor Tan, Steven Roach, Victor Peskin, Jorge Valades, Thomas Spijkerboer
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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521191944

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  • Is it possible and desirable to translate the basic principles underlying cosmopolitanism as a moral standard into effective global institutions. Will the ideals of inclusiveness and equal moral concern for all survive the marriage between cosmopolitanism and institutional power? What are the effects of such bureaucratisation of cosmopolitan ideals? This volume examines the strained relationship between cosmopolitanism as a moral standard and the legal institutions in which cosmopolitan norms and principles are to be implemented. Five areas of global concern are analysed: environmental protection, economic regulation, peace and security, the fight against international crimes and migration.

    • Multidisciplinary approach will benefit readers who are interested in the philosophical aspects of international law
    • Foundational approach to topical issues sheds light on the underlying principles of contemporary international law and politics
    • Takes a critical approach towards cosmopolitanism
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    'On a whole, the contributions presented here on the subject of migration reveal how important further research on this subject is. Migration issues will become even more important in the future and these studies can form an essential starting point for dealing with them on an academic basis.' Europa Ethica

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521191944
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Cosmopolitanism in context: an introduction Roland Pierik and Wouter Werner
    Part I. Global Justice and Environmental Protection:
    2. Human rights and global climate change Simon Caney
    3. Global environmental law and global institutions: a system lacking 'good process' Ellen Hey
    Part II. International Economic Law and Global Justice:
    4. The WTO/GATS Mode 4, international labour migration regimes and global justice Tomer Broude
    5. Incentives for pharmaceutical research: must they exclude the poor from advanced medicines? Thomas Pogge
    Part III. International Conflict and Security Law and Global Justice:
    6. Cosmopolitan legitimacy and UN collective security Nicholas Tsagourias
    7. Enforcing global justice: the problem of intervention Kok-Chor Tan
    Part IV. International Criminal Law and Global Justice:
    8. Rawls's Law of the Peoples and the International Criminal Court Steven Roach
    9. An ideal becoming real? The International Criminal Court and the limits of the cosmopolitan vision of justice Victor Peskin
    Part V. Human Rights, Migration and Global Justice:
    10. Is immigration a human right? Jorge Valades
    11. A distributive approach to migration law. Or: the convergence of Communitarianism, Libertarianism and the status quo Thomas Spijkerboer
    12. Can cosmopolitanism survive institutionalisation? Roland Pierik and Wouter Werner.

  • Editors

    Roland Pierik, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Roland Pierik is Associate Professor in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, where he researches political and legal philosophy and public policy.

    Wouter Werner, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Wouter G. Werner is Professor of Public International Law at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, where his main fields of interest are international legal theory, the interplay between international law and international politics and conflict and security law.


    Roland Pierik, Wouter Werner, Simon Caney, Ellen Hey, Tomer Broude, Thomas Pogge, Nicholas Tsagourias, Kok-Chor Tan, Steven Roach, Victor Peskin, Jorge Valades, Thomas Spijkerboer

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