Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Irreconcilable Differences or Possible Bedfellows?

Brett Bowden

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    Sparked by the recent reinvigoration of the long-running debate over the competing ideological merits of nationalism and cosmopolitanism by leading Western philosophers, this article presents an argument as to how these two adversarial projects might be reconciled. In a review of both ideological perspectives, it is argued that neither paradigm is adequate in its own right, and that both contain potential dangers. However, both nationalism and cosmopolitanism entail important complementary aspects that are essential in bringing about a more stable and innocuous synthesis of the two projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)235-249
    JournalNational Identities
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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