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Author: Robert Fine
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Key ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The idea of cosmopolitanism is increasingly in circulation both in the social sciences and in the language of everyday life. There is, however, much uncertainty about what it means, what it refers to and what role it plays in social scientific thinking. In this book Robert Fine explores the concept of cosmopolitanism, its contribution to critical thought, and its application to a number of pressing political  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fine
ISBN: 0415392241 9780415392242 041539225X 9780415392259 9780203087282 0203087283
OCLC Number: 137324899
Description: xvii, 176 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Taking the 'ism' out of cosmopolitanism : laying out the field --
Cosmopolitanism and natural law : Kant and Hegel --
Cosmopolitanism and political community : the equivocations of constitutional patriotism --
Cosmopolitianism and international law : from the 'law of peoples' to the 'constitutionalisation of international law' --
Cosmopolitanism and humanitarian military intervention : war, peace and human rights --
Cosmopolitianism and punishment : prosecuting crimes against humanity --
Cosmopolitanism and the life of the mind : the critique of nihilism --
Conclusion : the elements of a cosmopolitan social theory.
Series Title: Key ideas.
Responsibility: Robert Fine.


Explains what cosmopolitanism is and why it has grabbed the sociological imagination. This book explores the concept of cosmopolitanism and its application to contemporary issues. It offers a mix of  Read more...
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