Cosmopolitan Borders makes the case for processes of bordering being better understood through the lens of cosmopolitanism. Borders are cosmopolitan workshops where cultural encounters of a cosmopolitan kind take place and where entrepreneurial cosmopolitans advance new forms of sociality in the face of global closure. Chris Rumford is Professor of Political Sociology and Global Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of The Globalization of Strangeness , Cricket and Globalization (co-edited with Steve Wagg), Cosmopolitan Spaces and Rethinking Europe (with Gerard Delanty).
Cosmopolitan Borders makes the case for processes of bordering being better understood through the lens of cosmopolitanism. Borders are cosmopolitan workshops where cultural encounters of a cosmopolitan kind take place and where entrepreneurial cosmopolit
Cosmopolitan Borders:Auflage 2014 C. Rumford
As globalization creates the need for leaders who transcend national borders, this book provides an insiders view of what makes them special. This is the first book to present a framework for understanding this fast-growing and influential group and&
Cosmopolitan Commons:Sharing Resources and Risks across Borders Nil Disco, Eda Kranakis
As globalization creates the need for leaders who transcend national borders, this book provides an insiders view of what makes them special. This is the first book to present a framework for understanding this fast-growing and influential group and it provides tools for readers to discover their own inner competitive edge.
The images of migrants and refugees arriving in precarious boats on the shores of southern Europe, and of the makeshift camps that have sprung up in Lesbos, Lampedusa, Calais and elsewhere, have become familiar sights on television screens around the world. But what do we know about the border places ? these liminal zones between countries and continents ? that have become the focus of so much attention and anxiety today, and what do we know about the individuals who occupy these places? In this timely book, anthropologist Michel Agier addresses these questions and examines the character of the borderlands that emerge on the margins of nation-states. Drawing on his ethnographic fieldwork, he shows that borders, far from disappearing, have acquired a new kind of centrality in our societies, becoming reference points for the growing numbers of people who do not find a place in the countries they wish to reach. They have become the site for a new kind of subject, the border dweller, who is both ?inside? and ?outside?, enclosed on the one hand and excluded on the other, and who is obliged to learn, under harsh conditions, the ways of the world and of other people. In this respect, the lives of migrants, even in the uncertainties or dangers of the borderlands, tell us something about the condition in which everyone is increasingly living today, a ?cosmopolitan condition? in which the experience of the unfamiliar is more common and the relation between self and other is in constant renewal.
This book examines changes of citizenship in the light of dislocated habitations. It highlights the ways in which the membership in a local community is shifting away from national frameworks, and explores the dislocations brought about by transnational and cosmopolitan forms of belonging. Containing theoretical, methodological and political contributions, the volume takes part in the social political and cultural discussion around migration, transnationalism, multiculturalism, multiple citizenship and cosmopolitan civic activities. It presents dislocation as a covering concept and a metaphor for describing circumstances in which the conventional ways and frames of conducting social scientific analysis, social policies, or politics no longer suffice. The book shows how scientific and political projects, educational curricula and policy institutions still lean mainly on the logics of mono-cultural nation-states and citizenships, without recognizing the dislocated nature of contemporary citizenship and civil society. Offering solutions, the book proposes new ways of collecting data and conducting analyses, explains the new logics of citizenship and civic activities, and offers tools for developing civic and citizenship policies that consider the transnational reality of peoples everyday lives and life histories. Pirkkoliisa Ahponen (Ph.D.) Professor (Emerita) Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. Her earlier research dealt with every day-life issues and comparative evaluations of institutional cultural policy. The current research topics concern problems of politics of culture and socio-cultural border-crossings with aims to decrease alienation and advance social and cultural equality of transnational citizens. Expertise of environmental policy issues in developing countries is included in her current interest areas from the theoretical perspective of risks to reflexive modernization. Recent articles include: Miserable or Golden Karelia? Interpreting a Cross-border Excursion of Students from Finland to Russia. Journal of Borderland Studies vol. 26. nr. 2. 2011, 2159-1229, and A Cultural Transformation: The Design of Alienation in the Guise of Creativity in Devorah Kalekin-Fishman & Ann Denis (eds.) The Shape of Sociology for the 21st Century. Tradition and Renewal. (2012) SAGE. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore & Washington DC, 254-266. Päivi Harinen (Ph.D.) University lecturer of sociology Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland Her research has focused on young peoples societal and cultural memberships, as well as discrimination and racism as forms of social isolating. Her contemporary research deals with diaspora citizenship in different societal contexts and states. Päivi Harinen (Dr.Soc.Sc) works as a University Lecturer for sociology at the University of Eastern Finland. Her research interests deal with social inequality defined by age, ethnicity, and place of residence. Ville-Samuli Haverinen (M.Soc.Sc.). Previously (2012-2014), Haverinen has worked as a Junior Researcher in a four-year research project entitled Context of Diaspora Citizenship - Transnational Networks, Social Participation and Social Identification of Somalis in Finland and in the U.S. at the University of Eastern Finland. At present, Haverinen works as a part-time Project Secretary at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is a member of a work group that is responsible to organize the 12 th Somali Studies International Association Congress. Revisiting Somali Identities - Addressing Gender, Generation and Belonging in Helsinki, Finland in August 2015. Haverinen is also a Ph.D. student at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. His research interests focus on the extent to which national models of immigrant integration can provide an explanation for the reality of different political-juridical surroundings as will be empirically observed by analyzing citizenship and integration policies and legislation in Finland and the United States.
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Doktorarbeit / Dissertation aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Allgemeines und Theorien, Note: 2:1, University of Nottingham, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In the face of international poverty, it has long been contested as to what each country´s responsibilities are in the pursuit of international justice. On one side are the nationalists, and on the other, cosmopolitans. Cosmopolitans argue that the kind of bonds which engender national unity should be extended on to the international front as it is these bonds which ensure that true international justice is obtained. However nationalists maintain that in the practical world there are no significant incentives for international justice because nearly all social bonds are limited to national borders, with the only exception being compassionate help given in the face of a catastrophe. Furthermore nationalists advocate that all countries have an ethical responsibility to value each country´s different traditional beliefs which are usually expressed in the specific rules and regulations they follow. Nationalists maintain that the responsibility to uphold the respect for each country´s beliefs is so important that every country should be allowed to confront the results of their own decisions, even if those decisions cause severe destitution in their respective countries. Cosmopolitans acquiesce with nationalists as far as each country´s duty to value another´s national sovereignty and allowing them to tackle the effects of their own decision-making go, but insist that the framework within which national sovereignty is implemented, must be impartial and equitable. Hence prior to the exercising of respect for each country´s beliefs, the international economic system that hinders the implementation of national sovereignty must be relieved of its meddling tendencies which constrain a country´s range of options. A further requirement is that those particular beliefs which are detrimental to the individual and can cause impoverishment must be amended. Cosmopolitans in effect, maintain that the way nationalism is understood should be modified and the individual should be the central point of analysis and ethical interest. Moreover they consider that although there is a high deficiency in international unity, this issue can be sorted out by searching for, as well as executing, international justice in the practical world. Additionally this does not nullify the ethical significance of cosmopolitan values of justice.