Cosmopolitanism in Context: Perspectives from International Law and Political Theory

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Roland Pierik, Wouter Werner
Cambridge University Press, Jun 17, 2010 - Law
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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1 Cosmopolitanism in context an introduction
Part I Environmental protection
Part II World Trade Organization
Part III Collective security and intervention
Part IV International Criminal Court
Part V International migration
Part VI Conclusion

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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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