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Embedded Cosmopolitanism – Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities' - British Academy Scholarship Online
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Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities'

Toni Erskine


This book offers a challenging and original normative approach to some of the most pressing practical concerns in world politics —including the contested nature of the prohibitions against torture and the targeting of civilians in the war on terror. The author’s vision of ‘embedded cosmopolitanism’ responds to the charge that conventional cosmopolitan arguments neglect the profound importance of community and culture, particularity and passion. Bringing together insights from communitarian and feminist political thought, the author defends the idea that community membership is morally constitu ... More

Keywords: normative approach, world politics, torture, civilians, war on terror, embedded cosmopolitanism, communitarian political thought, feminist political thought, moral dilemmas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264379
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Toni Erskine, author
Lecturer, Department of International Politics, University of Aberystwyth