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Institutional Cosmopolitanism

Luis Cabrera


Is a global institutional order composed of sovereign states fit for cosmopolitan moral purpose? Cosmopolitan political theorists challenge claims that states, nations, and other collectives have ultimate moral significance. They focus instead on individuals: on what they share and on what each may owe to all others. They see principles of distributive justice—and increasingly political justice—applying with force in a global system in which billions continue to suffer from severe poverty and deprivation, political repression, interstate violence, and other ills. Cosmopolitans diverge, however ... More

Keywords: cosmopolitanism, global justice, global governance, cosmopolitan state, global democracy, international organizations, world government

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190905651
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190905651.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Cabrera, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science, Griffith University

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Luis Cabrera

I. Cosmopolitanism and the Sovereign State

II. Global Governance Institutions: Cosmopolitan Assessments and Reforms

III. Cosmopolitan Institutions, from City to World State

Chapter 11. All Together Now

Daniel H. Deudney

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