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Another Cosmopolitanism

ISBN-10: 0195369874
ISBN-13: 9780195369878
Edition: 2008
Authors: Seyla Benhabib
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Description: In these two important lectures, distinguished political philosopher Seyla Benhabib argues that since the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, we have entered a phase of global civil society which is governed by cosmopolitan norms of universal  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

In these two important lectures, distinguished political philosopher Seyla Benhabib argues that since the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, we have entered a phase of global civil society which is governed by cosmopolitan norms of universal justice -- norms which are difficult for some to accept as legitimate since they are in conflict with democratic ideals. In her first lecture, Benhabib argues that this tension can never be fully resolved, but it can be mitigated through the renegotiation of the dual commitments to human rights and sovereign self-determination. Her second lecture develops this idea in detail, with special reference to recent developments in Europe (for example, the banning of Muslim head scarves in France). The EU has seen the replacement of the traditional unitary model of citizenship with a new model that disaggregates the components of traditional citizenship, making it possible to be a citizen of multiple entities at the same time. The volume also contains a substantive introduction by Robert Post, the volume editor, and contributions by Bonnie Honig (Northwestern University), Will Kymlicka (Queens University), and Jeremy Waldron (Columbia School of Law).

Seyla Benhabib is the author of, most recently, The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt.

List of Contributors
Introduction
Another Cosmopolitanism
The Philosophical Foundations of Cosmopolitan Norms
Democratic Iterations: The Local, the National, and the Global
Comments
Cosmopolitan Norms
Another Cosmopolitanism? Law and Politics in the New Europe
Liberal Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Justice
Reply to Commentators
Hospitality, Sovereignty, and Democratic Iterations
Bibliography
Index

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