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The State and Cosmopolitan Responsibilities

Richard Beardsworth, Garrett Wallace Brown, and Richard Shapcott


This book explores the role that states might play in promoting a cosmopolitan condition as an agent of cosmopolitanism rather than an obstacle to it. In doing so the book seeks to develop recent arguments in favour of locating cosmopolitan moral and political responsibility at the state level as either an alternative to, or a corollary of, cosmopolitanism as it is more commonly understood qua requiring transnational or global bearers of responsibility. As a result, the contributions in this volume see an on-going role for the state, but also its transformation, perhaps only partially, into a ... More

Keywords: state agency, cosmopolitanism, moral and political responsibility, trans-border challenges

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198800613
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198800613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Beardsworth, editor
EH Carr Chair in International Politics and Head of the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University

Garrett Wallace Brown, editor
Professor of Political Theory and Global Health Policy, University of Leeds

Richard Shapcott, editor
Senior Lecturer in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland

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Richard Beardsworth, Garrett Wallace Brown, and Richard Shapcott

Part I The Responsibility to Protect as a Cosmopolitan Doctrine

1 R2P and the Emergence of Responsibilities Across Borders

Alex J. Bellamy and Blagovesta Tacheva

4 Global Refugee Crisis

Michael W. Doyle

Part II Cosmopolitan Responsibility and The Legal Practice of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

Part III Global Issues and Responsibility Beyond the State

9 Climate Change and Cosmopolitan Responsibilities

Helga Haflidadottir and Anthony F. Lang, Jr

Part IV Cosmopolitan Republicanism

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