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Justice without Borders
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Patriotism

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Part of Contemporary Political Theory

  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521834544

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  • Kok-Chor Tan argues that the cosmopolitan idea of global justice may be understood in such a way that it can accept nationalist and patriotic commitments. Tan believes that cosmopolitan justice need not deny the worth of the ordinary non-impartial values even as it defends a vision of global egalitarianism. Properly understood, it can set the limits for nationalist and patriotic efforts without denying the moral independence of these partial pursuits.

    • An original defence of cosmopolitanism from the liberal nationalist position
    • Argues for a conception of global justice that takes patriotism seriously
    • Will appeal to scholars of international relations as well as to political theorists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This clear and highly convincing book articulates and defends a plausible version of cosmopolitanism while providing an excellent overview of recent debates."
    The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Michael W. Howard, University of Maine

    "On the whole, this is a solid introduction to cosmopolitanism and its apparent tensions with patriotism and nationalism."
    Mind, Thomas W. Pogge, Professorial Research Fellow, ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, and Professor II, University in Oslo

    "This is an excellent book. Not only does Kok-Chor Tan provide a strong argument for cosmopolitan justice in the face of various defenders of nationalism and patriotism who see their claims at odds with cosmopolitanism, but in doing so he offers a cogent overview of the relevant literature and provides order to discussions surrounding cosmopolitanism where there has been a great deal of confusion." - Rebecca E. Kingston, University of Toronto

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521834544
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Cosmopolitanism:
    2. The need for cosmopolitan justice
    3. Conceptions of cosmopolitan justice
    4. Liberalism and cosmopolitan justice
    Part II. Nationalism:
    5. Nationalism and cosmopolitanism
    6. Equality among nations
    Part III. Patriotism:
    7. The limits of patriotism
    8. Citizenship and special obligations
    9. Nationality and justice
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Kok-Chor Tan, University of Pennsylvania
    Kok-Chor Tan is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice (2000), which was a joint runner-up for the 2003 Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize.

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