Monday, May 07, 2012

Podcasts: Seyla Benhabib on Cosmopolitanism

Podcasts from a symposium on "Cosmopolitanism Contested" at the University of Copenhagen on May 3, 2012.

The symposium seeks responses from critical social theory on cosmopolitanism in light of the current challenges to European democracy. How do the various expressions of anti-cosmopolitanism manifest themselves in contemporary Europe? How to discern the proper boundaries between cosmopolitanism and reactions to it (‘anti-cosmopolitanism’)? Is there an intrinsic link between Europeanisation and re-nationalisation (which, in fact, occurs simultaneously and is increasingly constraining the development of European integration)? Does cosmopolitanism beget resistance?

Introduction (mp3) by Ben Rosamond (University of Copenhagen)

[5 minutes]

Presentation (mp3) by Seyla Benhabib (Yale University)

[27 minutes]

Comments and discussion (mp3):

[86 minutes]
Richard Wolin (New York University)
John Erik Fossum (University of Oslo)
Adrian Favell (Sciences Po, Paris)
Gerard Delanty (University of Sussex)

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