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Toward a Global Thin Community: Nietzsche, Foucault and the cosmopolitan commitment

Olssen, MEH (2008) Toward a Global Thin Community: Nietzsche, Foucault and the cosmopolitan commitment Paradigm Publishers, Colorado, USA. ISBN 1594514461

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Abstract

Toward a Global ‘Thin’ Community re-examines aspects of the liberal-communitarian debate. While critical of both traditions, this book argues that a coherent form of communitarianism is the only plausible option for citizens today. Using the theories of Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault, Olssen shows how we can overcome traditional problems with communitarianism by using an ethic of survival that he identifies in the writings of Nietzsche and others to provide a normative framework for twenty-first century politics at both national and global levels. “Thin” communitarianism seeks to surmount traditional objections associated with Hegel and Marx, and to safeguard liberty and difference by applying a robust idea of democracy.

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Politics
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Date : 2008
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Date Deposited : 14 Jan 2013 11:58
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 19:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/738496

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