Kant and Liberal Internationalism: Sovereignty, Justice and Global Reform

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Dezember 2002



This close examination of Kant's writings shows him to be both a conservative partisan of the international status quo of sovereign states and yet also the inspiration for radical, global reform for democracy and universal rights. The focus on Kant's concept of justice provides insight into the contemporary evolution of liberal internationalism, connecting Kant's legacy to the post-Cold War policy agenda and the moral dilemmas that currently confront political leaders and the societies they represent. Franceschet forces a reconsideration of Kant and a broadening of concern from democratic peace to cosmopolitan justice.


The Foundations of Kant's Reform Project: Politics and Morals The Ethico-Political Ambiguity of Kantian Freedom Kant, State Sovereignty, and International Reform Liberal Internationalism and the Kantian "Legacy" "The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism": From International To Global Governing Institutions Popular Sovereignty or Cosmopolitan Democracy: The Futures of Liberal Internationalism


ANTONIO FRANCESCHET is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Acadia University, Canada


'This is an historically rich and politically sophisticated study of liberal internationalism and Kant's relevance to contemporary problems of global governance. It focuses directly on the most important problems of democratic theory in a globalizing world.' - Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College 'A perceptive work of high quality that understands that the core of Kant's preoccupation is with freedom, not simply as a reaction against tyranny but in contradistinction with the deterministic laws of nature. Fair and thorough, this book will be of interest to all those interested in the intersection of philosophy, law, and international relations.' Fernando R. Teson, Arizona State University '...this short, stimulating book deserves a wide readership' - Chris Brown, International Affairs
EAN: 9780312296179
ISBN: 0312296177
Untertitel: 2002. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2002
Seitenanzahl: 164 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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