Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context and Practice

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 314 pages
1. Introduction: conceiving cosmopolitanism, Steven Vertovec and Robin Cohen -- PART 1 WINDOWS ON COSMOPOLITANISM -- 2. Political belonging in a world of multiple identities, Stuart Hall-- 3. Middle Eastern experiences of cosmopolitanism, Sami Zubaida --4. Cosmopolitanism and the social experience of cities, Richard Sennett-- 5. Building cosmopolitanism for another age, David Held --PART 2 THEORIES OF COSMOPOLITANISM --6. The cosmopolitan perspective: sociology in the second age of modernity, Ulrich Beck -- 7. The class consciousness of frequent travellers: towards a critique of actually existing cosmopolitanism, Craig Calhoun --8. Political community beyond the sovereign state, supranational federalism and transnational minorities, Rainer Baubock --9. Four cosmopolitanism moments, Robert Fine and Robin Cohen -- PART 3 CONTEXTS OF COSMOPOLITANISM --10. Colonial cosmopolitanism, Peter Van der Veer -- 11. Media corporatism and cosmopolitanism, Ayse Caglar -- 12. Both sides now: culture contact, hybridisation and cosmopolitanism, Chan Kwok Bun --13. Cosmopolitanism at the local level: the development of transnational neighbourhoods, Daniel Hiebert -- PART 4 PRACTICES OF COSMOPOLITANISM -- 14. Not universalists, not pluralists: the new cosmopolitans find their own way, David A. Hollinger --15. Interests and identities in cosmopolitan politics, John Tomlinson -- 16. Cosmopolitan harm conventions, Andrew Linklater --17. Cosmopolitanism and organised violence, Mary Kaldor.

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About the author (2003)

Robin Cohen is Dean of Humanities at the University of Cape Town and a Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Steve Vertovec is Director of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Research Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford and Fellow ofthe Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg), Berlin.

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