Kant and Liberal Internationalism

Sovereignty, Justice, and Global Reform

  • Authors
  • Antonio Franceschet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Antonio Franceschet
    Pages 1-8
  3. Antonio Franceschet
    Pages 23-41
  4. Antonio Franceschet
    Pages 43-66
  5. Antonio Franceschet
    Pages 123-130
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 131-164

About this book


This close examination of Kant's writings shows him to be both a conservative partisan of the international status quo of sovereign states and yet also the inspiration for radical, global reform for democracy and universal rights. The focus on Kant's concept of justice provides insight into the contemporary evolution of liberal internationalism, connecting Kant's legacy to the post-Cold War policy agenda and the moral dilemmas that currently confront political leaders and the societies they represent. Franceschet forces a reconsideration of Kant and a broadening of concern from democratic peace to cosmopolitan justice.


Cold War democracy freedom Immanuel Kant Institution international relations interpret nationalism Policy reform sovereignty

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