Cultural Diversity, Cosmopolitan Principles and the Limits of Sovereignty

Held , David Cultural Diversity, Cosmopolitan Principles and the Limits of Sovereignty. [Articles (Articoli)]

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Thinking about the future of humankind on the basis of the early years of the 21st Century does not give grounds for optimism. From 9/11 to the 2006 war in the Middle East, terrorism, conflict, territorial struggle and the clash of identities appear to define the moment. The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel/Lebanon and elsewhere suggest that political violence is an irreducible feature of our age. Perversely, globalization seems to have dramatized the significance of differences between peoples; far from the globalization of communications easing understanding and the translation of ideas, it seems to have highlighted what it is that people do not have in common and find dislikeable about each other. Moreover, the contemporary drivers of political nationalism – self- determination, secure borders, geo-political and geo-economic advantage – place an emphasis on the pursuit of the national interest above concerns with what it is that humans might have in common.

Item Type: Articles (Articoli)
Additional Information: Articolo pubblicato su il 24 giugno 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: cosmopolitismo, differenze culturali, sovranità, terrorismo, guerra
Subjects: P Philosophy
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 08:33
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2008 08:55

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