Chapter

The Promise—and Limits—of Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Restraint, ‘The Enemy’, and the Problem of Incompatible Communities

Toni Erskine

in Embedded Cosmopolitanism

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780197264379
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734410 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.003.0007

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

The Promise—and Limits—of Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Restraint, ‘The Enemy’, and the Problem of Incompatible Communities

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter discusses the promise and limits of an embedded cosmopolitanism position by placing it in the context of war. This is where popular particularist appeals to care and consensus have obvious and practical limits. It makes a specific reference to two prominent norms that relate to the conduct of organized violence, namely the prohibition against torture and the principle of non-combatant immunity. The chapter illustrates two extremes of an embedded cosmopolitan position and highlights how embedded cosmopolitan insights can help identify and avoid ‘traps of membership’.

Keywords: embedded cosmopolitanism position; war; organized violence; prohibition against torture; embedded cosmopolitan insights; traps of membership

Chapter.  28550 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at British Academy »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.