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Cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitics combined: A European agora

Author(s): Rik Pinxten

Journal: Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals
ISSN 1133-6595

Issue: 95;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Cosmopolitanism | cosmopolitics | post-sovereign state | Wittgenstein

In the present age a new cosmopolitanism is needed. It should be envisaged beyond the traditional Eurocentric frame of reference and should combine negotiated global choices and principles with localidentity issues. The latter are called “cosmopolitics·. Some epistemological points are highlighted in the article, such as the western emphasis on structure rather than process, and the conceptualisation of the state as a post-sovereign entity. Furthermore, some policy lines are touched upon.
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