Introduction: What is 'Cosmopolitan' about the Cosmopolitan Vision.PART ONE.
Global Sense, Sense of Boundarylessness: The Distinction between Philosophical and Social Scientific Cosmopolitanism.
The Truth of Others: On the Cosmopolitan Treatment of Difference - Distinctions, Misunderstandings, Paradoxes.
Cosmopolitan Society and its Adversaries.PART TWO.
The Politics of Politics: On the Dialectic of Cosmopolitanization and Anti-Cosmopolitanization.
War is Peace: On Postnational War.
Cosmopolitan Europe: Reality and Utopia.
References and Bibliography.
Ulrich Beck, Professor of Sociology, Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich
"Excites intellectual reflexivity and adds to our repertoire of
knowledge, not only about cosmopolitanism but also about our
current social, cultural and historical predicament. It is for this
(but not only this) reason that we should sit up and listen to what
[Beck] has to say."
Journal of Sociology
"Beck's contribution to the normative construction of a
cosmopolitan vision in the world today inspires hope and confidence
in a new era of global political and social relations."
Australian Journal of Political Science
"Once again, Ulrich Beck has brought a distinctive perspective
to a major social issue. He rightly sees that cosmopolitanism
cannot simply be wished into reality but can only be achieved on
the basis of confronting basic issues of social inequality. We need
to pay attention."
Craig Calhoun, New York University