Chapter

Introduction

Garrett Wallace Brown

in Grounding Cosmopolitanism

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638819
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652822 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638819.003.0001
Introduction

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This book aims to outline a Kantian form of cosmopolitan theory in relation to the normative requirements necessary for a constitutional global order and provide a comprehensive defense of Kant's cosmopolitan law from realist, relativist, pluralist and communitarian critiques. The first section of this chapter provides an abridged history of cosmopolitan thought and the connections to Kant's cosmopolitanism. The second section discusses contemporary cosmopolitan themes and the distinctiveness of a Kantian approach to cosmopolitanism. The third section considers the critiques of cosmopolitanism and the structure of response. The last section discusses the methodologies employed for a Kantian form of cosmopolitanism.

Keywords: cosmopolitan theory; constitutional global order; Kant; cosmopolitanism; communitarian critiques

Chapter.  11351 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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