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Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Farah Godrej


This book takes cosmopolitanism as its central problematic, asking the question of what it might mean for the very practices of political theorizing to be cosmopolitan? It suggest that methodological questions about the practice of what is commonly called comparative political theory—namely, the substantive and methodological turn beyond ideas and modes of inquiry determined by the West—are intimately and necessarily linked to the reenvisioning of political theory as a more cosmopolitan endeavour. It is therefore an argument for applying the idea of cosmopolitanism—understood in a particular w ... More

Keywords: cosmopolitanism, political thought, non-Western, methods, interpretation, transcultural, Gandhi, dislocate, relocate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199782062
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Farah Godrej, author
University of California-Riverside