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Political Cosmopolitanism

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Political cosmopolitanism, as the term is used in this entry, refers to a family of conceptions of justice, each of which is based on some form of moral cosmopolitanism. Such conceptions of justice typically delineate morally required or (im)permissible international or global uses of the powers of political, legal, and/or economic institutions, and accordingly ascribe rights and duties to individual and/or collective moral agents. Thus, the subject matter of this entry overlaps what Simon Caney (2010) terms “political cosmopolitanism” (which refers to proposals and arguments for global, supra-state, or international political and legal institutions), as well as what he terms “justice-based cosmopolitanism” (which refers to cosmopolitan conceptions of civil and political justice as well as distributive justice). This entry’s subject matter also overlaps four of the five cosmopolitan themes delineated by Held and Brown (2010).

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Bernstein, A.R. (2011). Political Cosmopolitanism. In: Chatterjee, D.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Justice. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9160-5_351

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