Beyond a cosmopolitan ideal : the politics of singularity
Vaughan-Williams, Nick. (2007) Beyond a cosmopolitan ideal : the politics of singularity. International Politics, Vol.44 (No.1). pp. 107-124. ISSN 1384-5748Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800161
The aim of this paper is to explore alternative ways of thinking about ethics in world politics beyond the polis, the cosmopolis, and this tired and totalising dichotomy. However, conventional forms of political criticism are said to be inadequate to the task because the dominant theories, logics and categories through which the 'beyond' might be formulated tend to be contaminated by this very dichotomy. Therefore, drawing chiefly on the insights of Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy, I argue that new imaginaries are required. In particular, I suggest that the concept of singularity offers theorists of international politics an alternative site around which the realm of the ethico-political may be re-conceptualised.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Cosmopolitanism , Ethics, Poststructuralism, World politics -- 21st century -- Moral and ethical aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Politics|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 107-124|
|Version or Related Resource:||This paper develops previous work presented at the CSGR ‘Ethics in World Politics: Cosmopolitanism and Beyond?’ workshop, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, 24 May 2005.|
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