The purpose of this paper is to advance the debate on “cosmopolitanism or globalization” by approaching this rich literature from cultural, ethical and governance angles, and by introducing key notions from the work that has taken place in the natural sciences, around the Anthropocene.
This paper is based on analytical tactics that draw on a literature review and thematic analysis.
The composite analytical “lens” is introduced here (crafted around cultural, ethical and governance angles) to approach the debate on “cosmopolitanism or globalization” plus the engagement with the literature on the Anthropocene, allow us to engage with current understandings of the global and the “planetary” that are at the heart of cosmopolitanism.
The paper deals with and merges two complex streams of literature (“cosmopolitanism or globalization” and the Anthropocene), and as such, needs to be seen as part of an initial, exploratory scholarly effort.
The analytical “lens” described here shall be of further use to develop current trends re-claiming cosmopolitanism for the study of organizations.
This work can help nurture a cosmopolitan sensitivity which celebrates difference, highlights expanded concerns for the “distant other” and fosters involvement in new forms of governance.
The approaches introduced here bring new angles to continue thinking about the planet as the “cosmos” of cosmopolitanism, and to explore new understandings around organizations and (global) responsibility.
Alcaraz, J.M., Sugars, K., Nicolopoulou, K. and Tirado, F. (2016), "Cosmopolitanism or globalization: the Anthropocene turn", Society and Business Review, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 313-332. https://doi.org/10.1108/SBR-10-2015-0061Download as .RIS
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