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Toward a converging cosmopolitan project?

Croce, M. and Archibugi, Daniele and Benhabib, S. (2010) Toward a converging cosmopolitan project? openDemocracy, London, UK.

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Seyla Benhabib and Daniele Archibugi have contributed to the renaissance of the cosmopolitan spirit in recent years. Seyla Benhabib’s books The Rights of Others. Aliens, Residents and Citizens (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Another Cosmopolitanism (Oxford University Press, 2006) provide intellectual arguments for the protection of weak social groups, such as aliens, immigrants and refugees. Developing Hannah Arendt’s notion about the right to have rights, she has forcefully argued that no human is illegal. Under the banner of cosmopolitan democracy, Daniele Archibugi advocates a major reform of the international system, a project now restated in his book The Global Commonwealth of Citizens. Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2008). Benhabib has used mostly the tools of political philosophy, Archibugi those of international relations. In this dialogue, we try to explore to what extent there is a convergence for a common cosmopolitan framework.

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