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Rooted Cosmopolitanism

Canada and the World

Canadians take pride in being good citizens of the world, yet our failure to meet global commitments raises questions. Do Canadians need to transcend national loyalties to become full global citizens? Is the idea of rooted cosmopolitanism simply a myth that encourages complacency about Canada’s place in the world? This volume assesses rooted cosmopolitanism both in theory and practice. By exploring how Canadians are accommodating “the world” in areas such as multiculturalism, climate change, and humanitarian intervention, the contributors test the possibility of reconciling national allegiances with commitments to human rights, global justice, and international law.

252 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Canada and the World / Will Kymlicka and Kathryn Walker

Part 1: The Theory of Rooted Cosmopolitanism

1 Cosmopolitanism and Patriotism / Kok-Chor Tan

2 A Defence of Moderate Cosmopolitanism and/or Moderate Liberal Nationalism / Patti Lenard and Margaret Moore

3 Universality and Particularity in the National Question in Quebec / Joseph-Yvon Thériault

4 Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Unpacking the Arguments / Daniel Weinstock

5 We Are All Compatriots / Charles Blattberg

Part 2: The Practice of Rooted Cosmopolitanism

6 Cosmopolitanizing Cosmopolitanism? Cosmopolitan Claims-Making, Interculturalism, and the Bouchard-Taylor Report / Scott Schaffer

7 A World of Strangers or a World of Relationships? The Value of Care Ethics in Migration Research and Policy / Yasmeen Abu-Laban

8 The Doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect: A Failed Expression of Cosmopolitanism / Howard Adelman

9 Climate Change and the Challenge of Canadian Global Citizenship / Robert Paehlke


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