eds. Robert E. Goodin
and James S. Fishkin
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“Political Theory Without Borders offers a comprehensive survey of the issues that have shaped political theory in the wake of social and environmental globalization.
- Focuses on specific questions that arise from issues of global spillovers like climate change and pollution, international immigration, and political intervention abroad
- Includes chapters written by some of the best new scholars working in the field today, along with key texts from some of the most well-known scholars of previous generations
- Illustrates how the classics concerns of political theory – justice and equality, liberty and oppression – have re-emerged with renewed significance at the global level
- The newest volume in the distinguished philosophy, politics & society series, initiated by Peter Laslett in 1956.”
by Fred Dallmayr
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“It is commonly agreed that we live in an age of globalization, but the profound consequences of this development are rarely understood. Usually, globalization is equated with the expansion of economic and financial markets and the proliferation of global networks of communication. In truth, much more is at stake: Traditional concepts of individual and national identity as well as perceived relationships between the self and others are undergoing profound change. Every town has become a potential cosmopolis―an international city―affecting the way that people conceptualize the relationship between public order and political practice.
In Being in the World, noted political theorist Fred Dallmayr explores the globe’s transition from the traditional Westphalian system of states to today’s interlocking cosmopolitan network. Drawing upon sacred scriptures as well as the work of ancient philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle and more recent scholars such as Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Raimon Panikkar, this book delves into what Dallmayr calls “being in the world,” seen as an aspect of ethical-political engagement. Rather than lamenting current problems, he suggests addressing them through civic education and cosmopolitan citizenship. Dallmayr advocates a politics of the common good, which requires the cultivation of public ethics, open dialogue, and civic responsibility.”