Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Paperback | October 19, 2011

byFarah Godrej

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Cosmopolitan Political Thought asks the question of what it might mean for the very practices of political theorizing to be cosmopolitan. It suggests that such a vision of political theory is intimately linked to methodological questions about what is commonly called comparative politicaltheory - namely, the turn beyond ideas and modes of inquiry determined by traditional Western scholarship. It is therefore an argument for applying the idea of cosmopolitanism - understood in a particular way - to the discipline of political theory itself. As Farah Godrej argues, there are four crucial components of this cosmopolitan intervention: the texts under analysis, the methods for interpreting non-Western texts and ideas, the application of these ideas across geographical and cultural boundaries, and the deconstruction of Eurocentrism. Inorder to be genuinely cosmopolitan, Godrej states, political theorists must reflect on their perspectives inside and outside various traditions and immerse themselves in foreign ideas, languages, histories, and cultures - ultimately relocating themselves within their disciplinary homes. The resultwill be a serious challenge to accepted solutions to political life.

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Cosmopolitan Political Thought asks the question of what it might mean for the very practices of political theorizing to be cosmopolitan. It suggests that such a vision of political theory is intimately linked to methodological questions about what is commonly called comparative politicaltheory - namely, the turn beyond ideas and modes...

Farah Godrej is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California-Riverside.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.1 × 9.02 × 0.59 inPublished:October 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199782075

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1. Cosmopolitanism, Comparative Political Theory and Civilizational Alterity2. Canons, Traditions and Cosmopolitanism: Choosing the "Units" of Analysis3. Interpreting the Other: the Hermeneutics of Comparative Political Thought4. "Other" Texts, Our Contexts: Western Problems and Non-Western Solutions5. Destabilizing Eurocentrism and Reframing Political Inquiry6. Toward a PostEurocentric Paradigm in a Cosmopolitan Political Thought