Edited by Anthony F. Lang and Antje Wiener
Chapter 7: Cosmopolitanism and global constitutionalism
Global constitutionalism shares many traits with moral and institutional cosmopolitanism. Yet, there is little literature analysing the interconnections between these fields. This chapter explores the interconnections between global constitutionalism and cosmopolitan thought suggesting that global constitutionalism is a form of legal cosmopolitanism and that it would behove both cosmopolitans and global constitutionalists to make more explicit links between the traditions. In doing so, the chapter explores four interconnections between cosmopolitanism and global constitutionalism: Kantian/minimal pluralist constitutionalism; cosmopolitan democracy and a commitment a cosmopolitical order; world state cosmopolitanism and constitutional authority; and globalization, cultural cosmopolitanism and global constitutionalization.
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