'Citizen of nowhere' or 'the point where circles intersect'? Impartialist and embedded cosmopolitanisms 

Toni Erskine

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Abstract

Ethical cosmopolitanism is conventionally taken to be a stance that requires an ‘impartialist’ point of view—a perspective above and beyond all particular ties and loyalties. Taking seriously the claims of those critics who counter that morality must have a ‘particularist’ starting-point, this article examines the viability of an alternative understanding of cosmopolitanism: ‘embedded cosmopolitanism’. Using moral justifications for patriotism as points of contrast, it presents embedded cosmopolitanism as a position that recognises community membership as being morally constitutive, but challenges the common assumption that communities are necessarily bounded and territorially determinate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-477
Number of pages21
JournalReview of International Studies
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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