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Nationell identitet - I en globaliserad värld

Önnervik, Fredrik LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In a globalized world, with ever-increasing interdependency and interconnectedness, it is often argued that political and ethical boundaries will gradually lose their significance. A cosmopolitan world order will eventually emerge, a process we, arguably, should help to bring about. However, in this paper, mainly from a communitarian perspective, I problematize this conception. The way towards this new world order goes via the logic of (liberal) procedural structures. It runs the risk of not appreciating how identity and culture shape peoples self-conception, as well as the asymmetric impact globalization has on local communities. The main reason for this is the liberal conception of the self, which is conceived as a rational being,... (More)
In a globalized world, with ever-increasing interdependency and interconnectedness, it is often argued that political and ethical boundaries will gradually lose their significance. A cosmopolitan world order will eventually emerge, a process we, arguably, should help to bring about. However, in this paper, mainly from a communitarian perspective, I problematize this conception. The way towards this new world order goes via the logic of (liberal) procedural structures. It runs the risk of not appreciating how identity and culture shape peoples self-conception, as well as the asymmetric impact globalization has on local communities. The main reason for this is the liberal conception of the self, which is conceived as a rational being, capable of abstracting herself from all social particularity, which is reduced to autonomous choice and mere instrumentality. I endeavor to show how the ethical and political boundaries of nations are still, and should still be, of considerable meaning. National identity works as an instrument of social cohesion, necessary for democratic deliberation and self-determination. Special ethical concern can equally be seen as constitutive of a national community. These actualities I believe can be mediated with cosmopolitan claims. (Less)
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author
Önnervik, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
nationell identitet, kosmopolitism, community, kommunitarism, partikulär -, universell etik, globalisering
language
Swedish
id
3358036
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:34:11
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2013-02-05 14:34:11
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  abstract     = {In a globalized world, with ever-increasing interdependency and interconnectedness, it is often argued that political and ethical boundaries will gradually lose their significance. A cosmopolitan world order will eventually emerge, a process we, arguably, should help to bring about. However, in this paper, mainly from a communitarian perspective, I problematize this conception. The way towards this new world order goes via the logic of (liberal) procedural structures. It runs the risk of not appreciating how identity and culture shape peoples self-conception, as well as the asymmetric impact globalization has on local communities. The main reason for this is the liberal conception of the self, which is conceived as a rational being, capable of abstracting herself from all social particularity, which is reduced to autonomous choice and mere instrumentality. I endeavor to show how the ethical and political boundaries of nations are still, and should still be, of considerable meaning. National identity works as an instrument of social cohesion, necessary for democratic deliberation and self-determination. Special ethical concern can equally be seen as constitutive of a national community. These actualities I believe can be mediated with cosmopolitan claims.},
  author       = {Önnervik, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {nationell identitet,kosmopolitism,community,kommunitarism,partikulär -,universell etik,globalisering},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nationell identitet - I en globaliserad värld},
  year         = {2013},
}