Readership: Scholars and students of political theory, political philosophy, and international relations.
Lea Ypi, Post-Doctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
Lea Ypi is interested in theories of justice, citizenship, the philosophy of the Enlightenment (especially Kant), and the intellectual history of the Balkans. Her work has appeared in, among others, The Journal of Political Philosophy, Philosophy and Public Affairs, and American Political Science Review. From September 2011 she will be a Lecturer in Political Theory at the London School of Economics, Department of Government. She is a Post-Doctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.
"This book is a terrific contribution to the literature on global justice. In fact, it is one of the most exciting contributions to the field in recent years. Lea Ypi offers a fresh defense of global egalitarianism, embeds that defense in a penetrating discussion of philosophical method and proposes an intriguing account of the connection between political theory and practice. She makes illuminating use of historical material and draws rewarding analogies to debates in the philosophy of science and aesthetics. This book takes political philosophy as the culturally and intellectually interconnected enterprise that it should be." - Notre Dame
Part I: On History and Method
1: The Historical Controversy
2: Activist Political Theory and Avant-Garde Agency
Part II: Defending the State, Defending Cosmopolitanism
3: Politics and Associative Relations
4: Global Egalitarianism
Part III: Statist Cosmopolitanism
5: On Principles
6: On Agency
7: The Cosmopolitan Avant-Garde