Cosmopolitanism in a Globalized World: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Advances in Global Leadership

ISBN: 978-1-78635-138-8, eISBN: 978-1-78635-137-1

ISSN: 1535-1203

Publication date: 9 August 2016


In this chapter, we develop a conceptual framework for cosmopolitanism as an individual-level phenomenon situated at the intersection of the moral, political, and sociocultural perspectives. The framework explicates the interrelations between macrolevel dynamics and individual experiences in a globalized world. We conceptualize cosmopolitanism as an individual disposition manifested and enacted through identities, attitudes, and practices. We also highlight the diversity of individuals who can be considered cosmopolitans, including those who may not possess the classic cosmopolitan CV. Finally, the chapter explores the implications of cosmopolitanism for global organizations and global leadership.



Levy, O., Peiperl, M. and Jonsen, K. (2016), "Cosmopolitanism in a Globalized World: An Interdisciplinary Perspective", Advances in Global Leadership (Advances in Global Leadership, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 281-323.

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