Cosmopolitanism in One Country Political Legitimacy and the Democratic Constitutional State
24 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2014
Date Written: 2014
This paper sketches an account of cosmopolitanism in one country, that is, it defends a view rooted in Enlightenment thought but rarely considered today in which cosmopolitanism as a constitutional order and democracy are reconciled in the state. Distinguishing two forms of membership of the state - political and communicative - it attempts to show how the principles of all subjected persons and affected interests demarcate the constituencies of these two types of demos - the decisional demos and the deliberative demos respectively. It offers this account as an account of political legitimacy of the state in a cosmopolitan order.
Keywords: cosmopolitanism, power, subjected, affected, political membership, communicative membership
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