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Cosmopolitan perspectives on European and Asian transnationalism

journal contribution
posted on 01.05.2008, 00:00 authored by G Delanty, Baogang HeBaogang He
The article explores the implications of major social transformation in Asia for Europe. It specifically addresses expressions of cosmopolitan engagement between transnational organizations representing Asia and Europe. Within Asia, there is some evidence to indicate that cosmopolitanism is becoming a significant factor in culture and in politics, as is illustrated by increasing transnational cooperation within Asia and the dilution of national interests. A major question is whether such forms of cooperation will play a significant role in Asia's relation to Europe and whether as a consequence European—Asian relations will develop in a direction congruent with cosmopolitan principles. The thesis of the article is that if its momentum continues to develop, cosmopolitan relations and normative regionalism in Asia and Europe are significant factors in reshaping the world and transregional order, and that critical cosmopolitanism can be an alternative to nationalism and to narrowly defined globalization.

History

Journal

International Sociology

Volume

23

Issue

3

Pagination

323 - 344

Publisher

Sage Publications Ltd.

Location

London, United Kingdom

ISSN

0268-5809

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article