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Embedded CosmopolitanismDuties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities'$
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Toni Erskine

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264379

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.001.0001

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The Morally Constitutive State

The Morally Constitutive State

(p.75) 3. The Morally Constitutive State
Embedded Cosmopolitanism

Toni Erskine

British Academy

This chapter discusses the idea of the morally constitutive state. It introduces the second point of theoretical opposition for embedded cosmopolitanism. This forms an approach to international ethics that was extracted from MacIntyre’s essay on patriotism; the approach is termed as communitarian realism. The chapter also addresses statist perspectives, namely the extended political liberalism, from which John Rawls champions his ‘Law of Peoples’, and the ‘constitutive theory of individuality’ of Mervyn Frost.

Keywords:   morally constitutive state, embedded cosmopolitanism, international ethics, communitarian realism, statist perspectives, extended political liberalism, Law of Peoples, constitutive theory of individuality

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