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Cosmopolitan Europe
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Cosmopolitan Europe

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Cosmopolitan Europe by Edgar Grande

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Europe is Europe's last remaining realistic political utopia. But Europe remains to be understood and conceptualized. This historically unique form of international community cannot be explained in terms of the traditional concepts of politics and the state, which remain trapped in the straightjacket of methodological nationalism. Thus, if we are to understand cosmopolitan Europe, we must radically rethink the conventional categories of social and political analysis. Just as the Peace of Westphalia brought the religious civil wars of the seventeenth century to an end through the separation of church and state, so too the separation of state and nation represents the appropriate response to the horrors of the twentieth century. And just as the secular state makes the exercise of different religions possible, so too cosmopolitan Europe must guarantee the coexistence of different ethnic, religious and political forms of life across national borders based on the principle of cosmopolitan tolerance. The task the authors have set themselves in this book is nothing less than to rethink Europe as an idea and a reality. It represents an attempt to understand the process of Europeanization in light of the theory of reflexive modernization and thereby to redefine it at both the theoretical and the political level. This book completes Ulrich Beck's trilogy on 'cosmopolitan realism', the volumes of which complement each other and can be read independently. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the key social and political developments of our time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745635620
ISBN-10: 0745635628
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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West European Politics in the Age of Globalization by Edgar Grande West European Politics in the Age of Globalization, Paperback (September 2008)

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Cosmopolitan Europe by Edgar Grande Cosmopolitan Europe, Paperback (February 2007)

Europe is Europe's last remaining realistic political utopia. But Europe remains to be understood and conceptualized. This historically unique form of international community cannot be explained in terms of the traditional concepts of politics and the state, which remain trapped in the straightjacket of methodological nationalism.

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Author Biography - Edgar Grande

U. Beck, Professor of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximillian University of Munich

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