Dossier

Ausgabe 8

Kosmopolis – vom philosophischen Ideal zur politischen Herausforderung

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Urs Marti

Cosmopolitan democracy seems to be a reasonable alternative to existing forms of global governance reflecting the interests of global capitalism and the G-8 countries. However, cosmopolitan visions in the history of philosophy are to a large extent limited to moral cosmopolitanism. From a contemporary point of view, it is important to define cosmopolitanism as an institutional project and particularly to redefine the procedures of cosmopolitan legislation as well as the conditions of a global citizenship that would be accessible to the underprivileged majority of the world’s population.