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Author Cavallar, Georg, 1962-

Title Imperfect cosmopolis : studies in the history of international legal theory and cosmopolitan ideas / Georg Cavallar
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 209 pages)
Series Political philosophy now
Political philosophy now.
Contents Vitoria, Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolff and Vattel : accomplices of European colonialism and exploitation, or true cosmopolitans? -- British enlightenment: the triumph of commercial cosmopolitanism -- Kant and the 'miserable comforters': contractual cosmopolitanism -- Late eighteenth-century international legal theory: from cosmopolis to the idea of Europe -- Immigration, rights and the global community: Pufendorf, Vattel, Bluntschli and Verdross -- Conclusion
Summary "In current political debates, the term 'cosmopolitanism' is often used in quite vague ways, as part of sweeping generalizations that might not hold up to closer scrutiny. Imperfect Cosmopolis aims to clarify the meaning of the term by approaching it from a decidedly historical perspective--distinguishing, for example, between types of cosmopolitanism and the development of the concept through the centuries"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cosmopolitanism -- History.
International law -- History.
International law -- Philosophy.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0708323677 (electronic bk.)
9780708323670 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Studies in the history of international legal theory and cosmopolitan ideas