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Cosmopolitan Modernity

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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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Konstantina E. Botsiou is Associate Professor of Modern History and International Politics at the University of Peloponnese. From 1999 until 2008 she taught modern history and international politics at the University of Athens (Department of Political Science and Public Administration). She has served as Deputy Director of the European Jean Monnet Centre/ University of Athens and as a board member at the National Library of Greece, the training council of the Diplomatic Academy/Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarianism and Democracy. Since October 2013 she has been Deputy Rector for Education and Quality Assurance at the University of Peloponnese. Hauke Brunkhorst is Professor of Sociology at the University of Flensburg and Theodor-Heuss Professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. His most recent books include La rivoluzione giurid- ica di Hans Kelsen e altri saggi (2010); Karl Marx: Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte – Kommentar (2007); Solidarity. From Civic Friendship to a Global Legal Community (2005); Demokratie in der Weltgesellschaft, Sonderband 18 der Zeitschrift ‘Soziale Welt’ (2009); Habermas Handbuch (2009, with Regina Kreide and Cristina Lafont); and Rechts-Staat. Hans Kelsens Rechts- und Staatsverständnis (2008, with Rüdiger Voigt). Robert Fine researches and writes in the areas of human rights, antisem- itism and social theory and is co-convenor of the European Sociological Association Network 31 on Racism and Antisemitism. In the past he has conducted research on cosmopolitan social theory, the relation of Marx to Enlightenment, the place of Hannah Arendt within...

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