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Cosmopolitan Modernity

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Edited By Anastasia Marinopoulou

This book examines recent debates on the political dynamics of cosmopolitanism, particularly in its connection with European civil society and the public sphere. The aim of the volume is to trace to what extent cosmopolitanism corresponds to «second modernity», with the latter concept referring to the potential for consensus, the creation of multiple political alternatives and the recognition of otherness. The book accordingly explores questions about democratic legitimacy and the formation of social and political institutions and presents empirical research on phenomena such as global violence.
The volume is intended to constitute a cosmopolitan project in itself, comprising contributions from scholars with very diverse approaches. Together, these contributions provide a stimulating analysis of what cosmopolitanism can offer to socially and politically diverse twenty-first-century societies.

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Acknowledgements

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The editor wishes to thank the series editors Dr Tracey Skillington and Dr Patrick O’Mahony and Christabel Scaife; working with them proved to be a sheer pleasure. Holly Catling was an invaluable help. Dr Anna Mavroleon kindly helped with significant academic issues. The Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University in Greece supported many stages of the research in multifarious ways. An anonymous reader merits special thanks. Anastasia Marinopoulou

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