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If globalization is to be a benefit and not a burden to humankind, it must be governed by global institutions that are perceived by all people to be democratic and just. But before we can create such institutions, we must imagine them, and that requires a rethinking and extension of normative political theory. Global Justice and Transnational Politics encourages and advances that work.The book's first part, "Weak Universalism," contains essays by Amartya Sen and Leif Wenar that offer constructive developments of John Rawls's statement of the principles a liberal polity might reasonably propose to govern its relations with other peoples. The second part, "Strong Universalism and Transnational Commitments," contains essays by Jürgen Habermas, David Luban, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Pogge examining the normative sources and possible types of cross-border commitments. In the third part, "Transnational Politics and National Identities," Habermas discusses the possibility of a democratic political order developing within the institutional framework of the European Union; Thomas McCarthy draws on Kant to show how cosmopolitanism might be reconciled with the legacy of nationalism; and Craig Calhoun tries to retrieve a positive aspect of the tradition of nationalism, namely that it provides large populations with a powerful way of imagining political community across space and time.

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Essays exploring the prospects for transnational democracy in a world of increasing globalization.

Synopsis:

The book's first part, Weak Universalism, contains essays by Amartya Sen and Leif Wenar that offer constructive developments of John Rawls's statement of the principles a liberal polity might reasonably propose to govern its relations with other peoples. The second part, Strong Universalism and Transnational Commitments, contains essays by J?rgen Habermas, David Luban, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Pogge examining the normative sources and possible types of cross-border commitments. In the third part, Transnational Politics and National Identities, Habermas discusses the possibility of a democratic political order developing within the institutional framework of the European Union; Thomas McCarthy draws on Kant to show how cosmopolitanism might be reconciled with the legacy of nationalism; and Craig Calhoun tries to retrieve a positive aspect of the tradition of nationalism, namely that it provides large populations with a powerful way of imagining political community across space and time.

Synopsis:

If globalization is to be a benefit and not a burden to humankind, it must be governed by global institutions that are perceived by all people to be democratic and just. But before we can create such institutions, we must imagine them, and that requires a rethinking and extension of normative political theory.

About the Author

Pablo De Greiff is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Research Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice.Ciaran Cronin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and of German at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262541336
Editor:
De Greiff, Pablo
Editor:
Cronin, Ciaran
Editor:
Cronin, Ciaran
Editor:
Cronin, Ciaran P.
Editor:
De Greiff, Pablo
Author:
Pablo De Greiff
Author:
De Grei
Author:
De Greiff, Pablo
Author:
ff, Pablo
Author:
Cronin, Ciaran P.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Justice
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought Global Justice and Transnational Politics
Series Volume:
84-351
Publication Date:
20020503
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Essays exploring the prospects for transnational democracy in a world of increasing globalization.
"Synopsis" by , The book's first part, Weak Universalism, contains essays by Amartya Sen and Leif Wenar that offer constructive developments of John Rawls's statement of the principles a liberal polity might reasonably propose to govern its relations with other peoples. The second part, Strong Universalism and Transnational Commitments, contains essays by J?rgen Habermas, David Luban, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Pogge examining the normative sources and possible types of cross-border commitments. In the third part, Transnational Politics and National Identities, Habermas discusses the possibility of a democratic political order developing within the institutional framework of the European Union; Thomas McCarthy draws on Kant to show how cosmopolitanism might be reconciled with the legacy of nationalism; and Craig Calhoun tries to retrieve a positive aspect of the tradition of nationalism, namely that it provides large populations with a powerful way of imagining political community across space and time.
"Synopsis" by , If globalization is to be a benefit and not a burden to humankind, it must be governed by global institutions that are perceived by all people to be democratic and just. But before we can create such institutions, we must imagine them, and that requires a rethinking and extension of normative political theory.
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