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Cosmopolitanism ideals and realities by David Held

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Published by Polity Press in Cambridge, Malden, MA .
Written in English


  • International cooperation,
  • Cosmopolitanism,
  • International organization,
  • Wereldburgerschap,
  • Globalization

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-291) and index.

StatementDavid Held
LC ClassificationsJZ1308 .H47 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 306 p. ;
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24918841M
ISBN 100745648355, 0745648363
ISBN 109780745648354, 9780745648361
LC Control Number2011282387

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Dec 13,  · About the Book. A moral manifesto that forces us to reconsider a world divided between the West and the Rest, Us and Them. We have grown accustomed in this anxious, post-9/11 era to constructing a world fissured by warring creeds and Ebook/DAISY3. The book, Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, is a clear and well-written book which is enjoyable to read. K. A. Appiah is himself a citizen of the world: a professor of philosophy at Princeton, with a Ghanian father and an English mother, he was raised in Ghana and educated in England, and also lived in Africa, Europe and North America. May 10,  · As the final installment of Public Culture’s Millennial Quartet, Cosmopolitanism assesses the pasts and possible futures of cosmopolitanism—or ways of thinking, feeling, and acting beyond one’s particular society. With contributions from distinguished scholars in disciplines such as literary studies, art history, South Asian studies, and anthropology, this volume recenters the history. Cosmopolitanism, in political theory, the belief that all people are entitled to equal respect and consideration, no matter what their citizenship status or other affiliations happen to be. Early proponents of cosmopolitanism included the Cynic Diogenes and Stoics such as Cicero. Those thinkers.