Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism

  • Philip Resnick
Part of the The CERI series in Comparative Politics and International Studies book series (CERI)


The Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines a cosmopolitan as ‘a person who is free from local, provincial or national bias or attachment; a citizen of the world’. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a cosmopolitan as ‘at home throughout the world or in many spheres of interest’. To what degree does cosmopolitanism, a somewhat theoretical ideal, constitute a serious option in the 21st century? And to what degree might it trump the more primordial type of loyalty that is associated with either the nation or the nation-state?


Public Sphere National Identity Global Governance Oxford English Dictionary Great Solidarity 
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