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Rooted Cosmopolitanism

Canada and the World

edited by Will Kymlicka & Kathryn Walker

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nationalism, globalization
list price: $99.00
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
published: 2012
ISBN:9780774822633
publisher: UBC Press
Awards
  • Commended, The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2013
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Description

Canadians take pride in being good citizens of the world, yet our failure to meet global commitments raises questions. Do Canadians need to transcend national loyalties to become full global citizens? Is the idea of rooted cosmopolitanism simply a myth that encourages complacency about Canada’s place in the world? This volume assesses rooted cosmopolitanism both in theory and practice. By exploring how Canadians are accommodating “the world” in areas such as multiculturalism, climate change, and humanitarian intervention, the contributors test the possibility of reconciling national allegiances with commitments to human rights, global justice, and international law.

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Contributor notes

Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s University. Kathryn Walker is a postdoctoral fellow at l’Université de Montréal.

 

Contributors: Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Howard Adelman, Charles Blattberg, Patti Lenard, Margaret Moore, Robert Paehlke, Scott Schaffer, Kok-Chor Tan, Joseph-Yvon Thériault, and Daniel Weinstock.

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