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European Cosmopolitanism and Civil Society

Stevenson, Nick

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The discussion of European cosmopolitanism and civil society has failed to take questions of culture seriously enough. While remaining sympathetic to liberal forms of cosmopolitanism, this article considers the view that such proposals fail to make space for the 'Other'. In the context of histories of nationalist violence, masculinism and consumerism this article discusses the charge that ideas of European civilization need to be reconsidered. In the final part of the article, I discuss the view that cultural feminism and certain versions of multiculturalism have much to contribute towards the European project. However, at this point, I seek to distance myself from essentialist arguments in respect of identity. A generative European cosmopolitanism would do well to take questions of cultural domination seriously without reducing the complexity of modern identities.

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Stevenson, N. (2005). European Cosmopolitanism and Civil Society. Innovation / Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 18(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2008
Publicly Available Date Feb 13, 2008
Journal Innovation
Electronic ISSN 1351-1610
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 1
Keywords European Cosmopolitanism, Civil Society
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/751
Publisher URL http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13511610.asp
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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