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Cosmopolitan Political ThoughtMethod, Practice, Discipline$
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Farah Godrej

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199782062

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.001.0001

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: Toward a Post-Eurocentric Paradigm in a Cosmopolitan Political Thought

: Toward a Post-Eurocentric Paradigm in a Cosmopolitan Political Thought

(p.122) Conclusion: Toward a Post-Eurocentric Paradigm in a Cosmopolitan Political Thought
Cosmopolitan Political Thought

Farah Godrej

Oxford University Press

The concluding chapter asks how our analysis has deepened, or reconfigured the concept of cosmopolitanism we began with. Cosmopolitanism in political thought is ongoing displacement by scholars who are located, at different times, in different relations of insidership and outsidership to different traditions. It is continuing destabilization; it is continuing confrontations with the hegemony of liberalism’s normative and structural hegemony. Cosmopolitanism becomes an ongoing set of practices by scholars themselves, a series of methodological interventions which, through the disciplined carrying-out of dislocative and relocative practices, leads to a shift in disciplinary self-understanding. Rather than the current status quo, in which challenges to liberalism’s hegemony are easily domesticated at the margins, we must seek a move towards a condition in which liberalism, along with other Westcentric presumptions and modes of thought, takes its place in a series of plural and co-eval engagements of thinkers and texts and ideas from all traditions with one another. It is from this possibility that we can begin to envision a political theory beyond Eurocentrism, after the presumptions of Eurocentrism’s primacy have been challenged and disestablished. Examples of such challenges are offered through the East Asian values debate, and the concept of veiling in Islam.

Keywords:   insider, outside, liberalism, hegemony, postEurocentric, co-eval, East Asian, veiling, Islam

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