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Cosmopolitanism in Context: Perspectives from International Law and Political Theory

Cosmopolitanism in Context: Perspectives from International Law and Political Theory

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ISBN: 9780521191944    Publisher: Cambridge University Press Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 302        
Is it possible and desirable to translate the basic principles underlying cosmopolitanism as a moral standard into effective global institutions. Will the ideals of inclusiveness and equal moral concern...Read more
Is it possible and desirable to translate the basic principles underlying cosmopolitanism as a moral standard into effective global institutions. Will the ideals of inclusiveness and equal moral concern for all survive the marriage between cosmopolitanism and institutional power? What are the effects of such bureaucratisation of cosmopolitan ideals? This volume examines the strained relationship between cosmopolitanism as a moral standard and the legal institutions in which cosmopolitan norms and principles are to be implemented. Five areas of global concern are analysed: environmental protection, economic regulation, peace and security, the fight against international crimes and migration.
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About the author:
Roland Pierik is Associate Professor in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, where he researches political and legal philosophy... Read more
Roland Pierik is Associate Professor in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, where he researches political and legal philosophy and public policy. Wouter G. Werner is Professor of Public International Law at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, where his main fields of interest are international legal theory, the interplay between international law and international politics and conflict and security law.
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'On a whole, the contributions presented here on the subject of migration reveal how important further research on this subject is. Migration issues will become even more important in the future...Read more
'On a whole, the contributions presented here on the subject of migration reveal how important further research on this subject is. Migration issues will become even more important in the future and these studies can form an essential starting point for dealing with them on an academic basis.' Europa Ethica
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