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Networks, Cosmoscapes and Encounters
Networks, cosmoscapes and encounters

As a political philosophy and normative ideal, as well as a theory explaining the nature and quality of social experiences, cosmopolitanism is based upon institutional and ethical transformations which increase possibilities for self and societal exchange and transformations resulting from encounters with cultural difference. As Delanty (2011, 2012) has recently argued, a theory of cosmopolitanism needs to unite different levels of analysis, placing cosmopolitanism within a historical and developmental context, but also understanding it through grounded approaches which allow us to comprehend its practical dimensions. Offering a theory based on a synthesis of epistemological approaches, he argues that what is required is “a sociological method of analysis and a theoretical framework capable of offering an account of how ...

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