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Traveling Back: Toward a Global Political Theory

Susan McWilliams


We live in a global age, an age of vast scale and speed, in conditions our ancestors could hardly have imagined. What does that mean for our political thinking? Do we need new modes of political thought? How might we begin to develop a truly global political theory? Against the common belief that we need a new political theory for this new age, this book argues that the best foundation for a global political theory can be found by traveling back. Traveling back—revisiting the history of political thought with a mind to globalization—reveals that the greatest tool for understanding our “new wor ... More

Keywords: cosmopolitanism, globalization, liberalism, political theory, theoria, travel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199329687
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan McWilliams, author
Pomona College

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