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BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE: THE EQUIVOCATIONS OF THE NEW COSMOPOLITANISM

Studies in Law, Politics and Society

ISBN: 978-0-76231-074-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-252-8

ISSN: 1059-4337

Publication date: 10 December 2003

Abstract

Our point of departure is a reservation concerning the validity of cosmopolitan ideas in response to 9/11. Cosmopolitanism in the social and political sciences plays an important role in the reconstruction of conceptual tools, the diagnosis of the current epoch and the creation of new normative standards. Its key motif, however, that of epochal change from a nationally-based to a cosmopolitan world order, is prematurely dismissive of traditional categories and assimilative of a normative vision. The separation of the present from the past is as overstated as is its conflation with the future.

Citation

Fine, R. and Chernilo, D. (2003), "BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE: THE EQUIVOCATIONS OF THE NEW COSMOPOLITANISM", Studies in Law, Politics and Society (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 31), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 25-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1059-4337(03)31002-6

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