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Cosmopolitanism in a multipolar world : soft sovereignty in democratic regional powers, Johannes Plagemann, (electronic book ;)

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Cosmopolitanism in a multipolar world : soft sovereignty in democratic regional powers
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Cosmopolitanism in a multipolar world
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soft sovereignty in democratic regional powers
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Johannes Plagemann
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eng
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  • Based on an analysis of the changing practice of sovereignty in Brazil, India and South Africa, this book argues that soft sovereignty provides an adequate, yet unrecognized, basis for a moderate, embedded and plural cosmopolitanism situated between globalism's demand for a world state and statism's defence of the status quo.
  • 'Cosmopolitanism in a Multipolar World is a shining example of the type of bridge-building work that the literature desperately needs. Plagemann succeeds in bridging the gaps between the champions of national sovereignty and those who herald a full-blown cosmopolitan order, and between the empirically-inclined study of regional powers and the normatively-focused analysis of what a just global order should look like. Central to his project is the notion of soft sovereignty, the bounded exercise of rightful authority, and he shows how this notion can be fruitfully used to reveal aspects of the foreign and domestic behaviour of emerging powers such as Brazil, India, and South Africa that otherwise would be left unexplored. Most stimulating, though, is how he uses this notion to modify and moderate cosmopolitanism itself. He argues that the empirical analysis of soft sovereignty in practice reminds us of power asymmetries in the world and of the fundamentally moral role that the honouring of national (and sub-national) communities and national development goals can play in mitigating these asymmetries. This is a very fine and detailed piece of work and it deserves to be widely read and discussed.' - Philip Nel, Professor of Politics, University of Otago, New Zealand 'Cosmopolitanism in a Multipolar World is an extremely sophisticated assessment of regional powers from a cosmopolitan point of view. It carves out the cosmopolitan potential in Brazil, India and South Africa. Soft sovereignty is an apt term to capture the ambiguities and intricacies of the political thinking in these rising democracies.'- Dr. Michael Zurn, Director, Global Governance, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany 'This is a remarkably original book, which stands out in its ambitious attempt to bridge the long-standing and unhelpful divide between Political Theory and Comparative Area Studies. Offering great value-added to the reader in its sophisticated theorising and rich empirical detail, it develops an insightful analysis of the evolving concept of sovereignty in a world undergoing major power transitions.'- Professor Amrita Narlikar, President, German Institute of Global and Area Studies
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Plagemann, Johannes
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320.15
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non fiction
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International political theory
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  • Sovereignty
  • Brazil
  • India
  • South Africa
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Popular wisdom, international relations scholarship, and much of rising powers' foreign policy rhetoric contends that such powers comprise a conservative coalition united by the desire to protect the principle of national sovereignty against its erosion. However, the empirical analysis of three democratic rising and regional powers' understandings and practices of political sovereignty suggests otherwise. On the basis of empirical research in Brazil, India, and South Africa, this book presents a descriptive analysis of the transformation of sovereignty in non-western contexts since the end of the Cold War. The book argues that the processes of change are most accurately captured by a novel ideal-type of 'soft sovereignty'. Soft sovereignty takes into account today's complex multi-polar order in a post-western world. Such a plural, embedded, and moderate cosmopolitanism is situated between globalism's demand for a world state and statism's defence of the status quo
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Cosmopolitanism in a multipolar world : soft sovereignty in democratic regional powers, Johannes Plagemann, (electronic book ;)
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  • Epublication based on: 9781137488213
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Acknowledgements Glossary Of Acronyms Introduction PART I: COSMOPOLITANISM, SOVEREIGNTY AND MULTIPOLARITY 1.1 Regional and Rising Powers in International Political Theory 1.2 Cosmopolitanism 1.3 Cosmopolitan Sovereignty and Practice Dependency PART II: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY 2.1 Sovereignty on the Subnational Level 2.2 Sovereignty on the Transnational Level 2.3 Sovereignty on the Supranational Level PART III: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY IN BRAZIL 3.1 Subnational Level 3.2 Transnational Level 3.2.1 A New Institutional Layer? 3.2.2 Disillusionment and Consolidation 3.3 Supranational Level 3.3.1 Foreign Policy Thinking under Cardoso and Lula da Silva 3.3.2 Regional Integration 3.4 Brazil: Conclusion PART IV: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY IN INDIA 4.1 Subnational Level 4.2 Transnational Level 4.2.1 Participatory Experiments 4.2.2 Changing Forms of Protest 4.3 Supranational Level 4.3.1 India's Foreign Policy Thinking and National Sovereignty 4.3.2 Regional Integration 4.4 India: Conclusion PART V: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY IN SOUTH AFRICA 5.1 Subnational Level 5.2 Transnational Level 5.2.1 Forms of Engagement: Winners and Losers 5.2.2 Professionalism and Constituency Building in a Context of Fluidity 5.3 Supranational Level 5.3.1 South African Foreign Policy Thinking 5.3.2 Regional Integration 5.4 South Africa: Conclusion PART VI: SOFT SOVEREIGNTY AND FACT-SENSITIVE COSMOPOLITANISM 6.1 Soft Sovereignty And Complex Multipolarity 6.2 Complex Multipolarity and Cosmopolitanism 6.3 A Moderate, Plural, and Embedded Cosmopolitanism for a Complex and Multipolar World Conclusion Bibliography Appendix
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9781137488220
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304 p.
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electronic
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9781137488220
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unspecified
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Cosmopolitanism in a multipolar world : soft sovereignty in democratic regional powers, Johannes Plagemann, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137488213
Contents
Acknowledgements Glossary Of Acronyms Introduction PART I: COSMOPOLITANISM, SOVEREIGNTY AND MULTIPOLARITY 1.1 Regional and Rising Powers in International Political Theory 1.2 Cosmopolitanism 1.3 Cosmopolitan Sovereignty and Practice Dependency PART II: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY 2.1 Sovereignty on the Subnational Level 2.2 Sovereignty on the Transnational Level 2.3 Sovereignty on the Supranational Level PART III: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY IN BRAZIL 3.1 Subnational Level 3.2 Transnational Level 3.2.1 A New Institutional Layer? 3.2.2 Disillusionment and Consolidation 3.3 Supranational Level 3.3.1 Foreign Policy Thinking under Cardoso and Lula da Silva 3.3.2 Regional Integration 3.4 Brazil: Conclusion PART IV: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY IN INDIA 4.1 Subnational Level 4.2 Transnational Level 4.2.1 Participatory Experiments 4.2.2 Changing Forms of Protest 4.3 Supranational Level 4.3.1 India's Foreign Policy Thinking and National Sovereignty 4.3.2 Regional Integration 4.4 India: Conclusion PART V: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOVEREIGNTY IN SOUTH AFRICA 5.1 Subnational Level 5.2 Transnational Level 5.2.1 Forms of Engagement: Winners and Losers 5.2.2 Professionalism and Constituency Building in a Context of Fluidity 5.3 Supranational Level 5.3.1 South African Foreign Policy Thinking 5.3.2 Regional Integration 5.4 South Africa: Conclusion PART VI: SOFT SOVEREIGNTY AND FACT-SENSITIVE COSMOPOLITANISM 6.1 Soft Sovereignty And Complex Multipolarity 6.2 Complex Multipolarity and Cosmopolitanism 6.3 A Moderate, Plural, and Embedded Cosmopolitanism for a Complex and Multipolar World Conclusion Bibliography Appendix
Control code
9781137488220
Extent
304 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137488220
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unspecified

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