Imagining Solidarity: Cosmopolitanism, Constitutional Patriotism, and the Public Sphere

  title={Imagining Solidarity: Cosmopolitanism, Constitutional Patriotism, and the Public Sphere},
  author={Craig Calhoun},
  journal={Public Culture},
  pages={147 - 171}
  • C. Calhoun
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Political Science
  • Public Culture
Globalization and the coming of postnational and transnational society are often presented as matters of necessity. Globalization appears as an inexorable force—perhaps of progress, perhaps simply of a capitalist juggernaut, but in any case irresistible. European integration, for example, is often sold to voters as a necessary response to the global integration of capital. In Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere, a similar economistic imaginary is deployed to suggest that globalization moves of… 

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