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Pieter de Wilde, Michael Zürn, Ruud Koopmans & Oliver Strijbis – The Struggle Over Borders: Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianis
About the authors
Pieter de Wilde is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU, looking at political conflict over European integration and globalisation. Michael Zurn is Director of the Global Governance research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre and Professor of International Relations at the Free University Berlin. Ruud Koopmans is Director of the Migration, Integration, Transnationalization research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. Oliver Strijbis is SNSF Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich.
About the book
Their book, The Struggle Over Borders: Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism, is published by Cambridge University Press
Globalization has unleashed a torrent of questions and deepened political fault lines, creating rifts between elites and mass publics and space for the rise of populism. Amid debates about open and closed visions of society, The Struggle over Borders: Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism lends a fresh perspective on hotly contested issues of current political debates over globalization and the future of politics.
The authors analyze public and elite opinion, party politics, and mass-media conversations on climate change, human rights, migration, regional integration, and trade. They turn their gaze on institutional conflicts within the European Union and the United Nations, as well as examining national debates in the USA, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and Mexico.
At a time when many are trying to take stock of tectonic shifts in global political discourse, this book comprehensively maps the current realignment of politics in relation to globalization, linking empirical analysis to key insights from political theories on cosmopolitanism and communitarianism.
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