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Cosmopolitanism versus Non-CosmopolitanismCritiques, Defenses, Reconceptualizations$
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Gillian Brock

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199678426

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678426.001.0001

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Rethinking the Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism Debate: An Introduction

Rethinking the Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism Debate: An Introduction

(p.1) 1 Rethinking the Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism Debate: An Introduction
Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism

Gillian Brock

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces and analyzes core issues in the debate between cosmopolitans and non-cosmopolitans. It provides important background, sketches all the authors’ arguments, and analyzes contributors’ answers to fourteen central questions. These include: What is distinctive about a cosmopolitan approach to matters of justice? What does the commitment to the ideal of moral equality entail for global justice? Does membership in associations, especially national ones, matter to our duties to one another in the global context? Does the global economic order violate the rights of the poor or harm their interests in ways that require redress? What is it to be a good “world citizen” and is this in conflict with local duties and being a good citizen of a state? Do cosmopolitan or non-cosmopolitan theories provide a better account of our obligations or a more useful framework for mediating the interests of compatriots and non-compatriots?

Keywords:   cosmopolitanism, non-cosmopolitanism, moral equality, global justice, global economic order, world citizen, special duties, cosmopolitan, cosmopolitan duties, justice

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