Thick cosmopolitanism

Dobson, Andrew (2006). Thick cosmopolitanism. Political Studies, 54(1) pp. 165–184.



This paper analyses the account of political obligation given by cosmopolitans and concludes that this account, which depends on a weak or thin connection between members of common humanity, leaves a motivational vacuum at the heart of cosmopolitanism. An alternative view, according to which material ties that bind prompt obligations of justice in a globalising world, is offered. This is 'thick cosmopolitanism'.

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