Globalization and cosmopolitan republicanism

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Abstract

In this paper I argue that it may be possible to respond to globalisation by developing cosmopolitan republican moderations of the state, citizenship and civil society. Although republicanism is often deemed an outmoded political tradition, I argue that it can be reinvented in cosmopolitan terms as a way of advancing proposals for public debate. In the context of cosmopolitan political reform, I argue for cosmopolitan republican moderation of existing arrangements as proposals that need to be discussed. I also advocate a network of interlocking institutions, and procedurally binding organizational commitments to a new global order. The thrust of this paper is that we need to respond to globalisation in realistic; but constructive utopian terms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-32
Number of pages32
JournalTamkang Journal of International Affairs
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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