Studies in the History of International Legal Theory and Cosmopolitan Ideas
Distributed for University of Wales Press
In current political debates, the term “cosmopolitanism” is often used in quite vague ways, as part of sweeping generalizations that might not hold up to closer scrutiny. Imperfect Cosmopolis aims to clarify the meaning of the term by approaching it from a decidedly historical perspective—distinguishing, for example, between types of cosmopolitanism and the development of the concept through the centuries.
2. Vitoria, Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolff and Vattel: Accomplices of European Colonialism and Exploitation, or True Cosmopolitans?
3. British Enlightenment: the Triumph of Commercial Cosmopolitanism
4. Kant and the ‘Miserable Comforters’: Contractual Cosmopolitanism
5. Late Eighteenth-century International Legal Theory: from Cosmopolis to the Idea of Europe
6. Immigration, Rights and the Global Community: Pufendorf, Vattel, Bluntschli and Verdross