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Global citizenship as the completion of cosmopolitanism

Cabrera, Luis (2008) Global citizenship as the completion of cosmopolitanism. Journal of International Political Theory, 4 (1). p. 84. ISSN 1755-0882

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URL of Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E1755088208000104

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A conception of global citizenship should not be viewed as separate from, or synonymous with, the cosmopolitan moral orientation, but as a primary component of it. Global citizenship is fundamentally concerned with individual
moral requirements in the global frame. Such requirements, framed here as belonging to the category of individual cosmopolitanism, offer guidelines on right action in the context of global human community. They are complementary
to the principles of moral cosmopolitanism – those to be used in assessing the justice of global institutions and practices – that have been emphasised by cosmopolitan political theorists. Considering principles of individual and moral cosmopolitanism together can help to provide greater clarity concerning individual duties in the absence of fully global institutions, as well as clarity on individual obligations of justice in relation to emerging and still-developing trans-state institutions.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2008 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Department:Department of Politics and International Studies
Subjects:JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JZ International relations
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Edinburgh University Press
ID Code:723
Refereed:YES
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