1st Edition

Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents

Edited By Cecilia Bailliet, Katja Franko Aas Copyright 2011
    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents pursues a reflection upon the institutional orders designed to ensure respect for the rule of law, human rights, and social justice. The majority of literature on cosmopolitanism tends to be oriented in sociology, political science or philosophy, and is largely positive. This book aims to fill the lacuna with respect to critical and legal perspectives in this field. In particular, it highlights the importance of international economic law and its institutions when evaluating the evolution of cosmopolitan norms. In addition, it provides critical and multidisciplinary perspectives on Cosmopolitan Justice and Sovereignty; Institutions, Civil Society and Accountability; and Social Exclusion, Migration, and Global Markets. This book will be of considerable interest to academics and students concerned with international public and private law, international criminal law, international economic law, human rights, migration, criminology, political science, and philosophy.

    Part One  1. Cosmopolitan Sovereignty, Sam Adelman  2. Does a World State Really Lead to A Graveyard of Freedom?, Ronald Tinnevelt  Part Two  3. Guilty Landscapes: Collective Guilt and International Criminal Law, Chrisje Brants  4. Exposing Checks & Balances in War Powers: A Solider’s Tale of Cosmopolitan Federalism, Cecilia M. Bailliet  Part Three  5. EU Constitutionalization in Turkey: Exchanging Visions and Values on Tolerance and Diversity, Kyriaki Topidi  6. All the People in All the World: A Cosmopolitan Perspective on Migration and Torture, Barbara Hudson  7. A Borderless World? Cosmopolitanism, Borders & Frontiers, Katja Franko Aas  Part Four  8. The Cosmopolitanism of Transnational Economic Law,  Robert Wai  9. Cosmopolitan Competition: The Case of International Investment, Malcolm Langford  10. Cosmopolitanism in Practice? The Case of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, Andreas Follesdahl  Epilogue  Frictions of Hospitality and the Possibilities of Cosmopolitan Justice in Everyday Life, Thomas Hylland Eriksen


    Cecilia M. Bailliet is Professor, Deputy Director of the Institute of International and Public Law, and Director of the Masters Program in Public International Law at the University of Oslo, Norway.

    Katja Franko Aas is Professor at the Institute of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo.