Beyond Cosmopolitanism

Towards Planetary Transformations

  • Ananta Kumar Giri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Cosmopolitanism and Beyond: Alternative Pathways of Explorations and Experimentations

  3. Beyond Cosmopolitanism: Complex Histories, Inadequate Theories and Challenges of Transformations

  4. Beyond Cosmopolitanism and the Calling of Planetary Realizations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 423-433

About this book


Considering the different traditions of cosmopolitan thinking and experimentation, this cutting edge volume examines the contemporary revival of cosmopolitanism as a response to the challenges of living in an interdependent world. Through a unique multidisciplinary approach, it takes the debate beyond the one-sided universalism of the Euro-American world and explores the multiverse of transformations which confront cosmopolitanism. The collection highlights central questions of cosmopolitan responsibility, global citizenship and justice as well as the importance of dialogue among civilizations, cultures, religions and traditions. Exploring the ethical and political dimensions of globalization, it outlines the pathways of going beyond cosmopolitanism by striving for a post-colonial cosmopolis characterized by global justice, trans-civilizational dialogues and dignity for all.


Contemporary revival of cosmopolitanism cosmopolitanization and cosmopolitanism Cosmopolitanism and transnational citizenship Ethical and political dimensions of globalization multidisciplinary and multicultural cosmopolitanism responsibility, citizenship, justice and dialogue Divergent Cosmopolitanisms of Hannah Arendt Cosmopolitanism in a Postcolonial World

Editors and affiliations

  • Ananta Kumar Giri
    • 1
  1. 1.Madras Institute of Development StudiesChennaiIndia

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