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Cosmopolitan Europe

Author: Ulrich Beck; Edgar Grande
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2006.
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This work completes Beck's trilogy on 'cosmopolitan realism'. 'The Cosmopolitan Vision' develops the theoretical perspective which in 'Power in the Global Age' is applied to issues concerning the postnational legitimation of political power and, here, is tested against a special case, the unknown Europe in which we live.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck; Edgar Grande
ISBN: 9780745635620 0745635628 0745635636 9780745635637
OCLC Number: 70881896
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xiii, 311 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents Foreword Chapter 1 Introduction: The European Malady and Why the Idea of a Cosmopolitan Europe Could Evolve. Chapter 2 The Reflexive Modernization of Europe. Chapter 3 The Cosmopolitan Empire: The State and Power in the Case of Europeanization. Chapter 4 Europe's Social Arena: On the Variable Dynamic of her Borders. Chapter 5 Strategies for the Cosmopolitanization of Europe. Chapter 6 Diversity and Acceptance: Pan-European Social Conflict and the Political Dynamic. Chapter 7 On the Dialectics of Globalization and Europeanization:Without Oppositions to a Cosmopolitan Europe. Chapter 8 A Cosmopolitan Vision for Europe Bibliography Detailed Contents Preface 1 Introduction: The European Malaise and Why the Idea of Cosmopolitan Europe Could Overcome It 1 Rethinking Europe 2 What is meant by Cosmopolitan Europe? 2.1 What is Europe? 2.2 What is cosmopolitanism? 2.3 Sociological and political cosmopolitanism: from the national to the cosmopolitan outlook in research on Europe Institutionalised cosmopolitanism Deformed cosmopolitanism Cosmopolitan realism 3 European self-delusions 3.1 The national self-delusion 3.2 The neo-liberal self-delusion 3.3 The technocratic self-delusion 3.4 The Eurocentric self-delusion 2 The Reflexive Modernisation of Europe 1 From the first to the second modernity: Europeanization revisited - from the perspective of the theory of reflexive modernisation 2 Europe and the reflexive modernisation of state and society 3 The inclusive Europe 4 Europeanization as regime of side-effects 5 Europeanization as transformative regime 6 Europeanization as self propelling regime 3 Cosmopolitan Empire: Statehood and Political Authority in the Process of Europeanization 1 The national either/or-Europe and its predicaments 2 State and empire 2.1 What is meant by empire? 2.2 State and empire in comparison 2.3 Empire and models of international order in comparison 2.4 Imperium and empire: historical variants of imperial constitution of order 2.5 Features of the European Empire Feature 1: Asymmetrical political order Feature 2: Open, variable spatial structure Feature 3: Multi-national societal structure Feature 4: Integration through law, consensus and co-operation Feature 5: Welfare vs. security Feature 6: Horizontal and vertical institutional integration Feature 7: Network power Feature 8: Cosmopolitan sovereignty Feature 9: Ambivalence of delimitation and limitation Feature 10: Emancipatory vs. repressive cosmopolitanism 3 European Empire and the transcendence of the nation-state 3.1 The function of the nation-states in the European Empire 3.2 The modus operandi of the European Empire 4 European sovereignty as a positive-sum game 4.1 The politics of interdependence 4.2 The politics of golden handcuffs: on the reflexive self-interest of cosmopolitan states 4.3 Capital of trust: obligating others 5 The cosmopolitan organization of diversity: the European Empire and its contradictions Constitutional tolerance Transnational diversity Tran.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck & Edgar Grande ; translated by Ciaran Cronin.

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