Toward a global cosmopolis? On the formation of a cosmopolitan cultural model

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dc.contributor.author Strydom, Piet
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-08T09:38:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-08T09:38:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Strydom, P. (2012) 'Toward a global cosmopolis? On the formation of a cosmopolitan cultural model', Irish Journal of Sociology, 20(2), pp. 28-50. doi:10.7227/ijs.20.2.3 en
dc.identifier.volume 20 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 28 en
dc.identifier.endpage 50 en
dc.identifier.issn 0791-6035
dc.identifier.issn 2050-5280
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7576
dc.identifier.doi 10.7227/ijs.20.2.3
dc.description.abstract This article offers a critical assessment of the prospects of the emergence of a global cosmopolitan society. For this purpose, it presents an analysis of the different interrelated types of structure formation in the process of cosmopolitisation and the mechanisms sustaining each. It deals with both the generation of a variety of actor-based models of world openness at the micro and meso level and with the reflexive meta-principle of cosmopolitanism forming part of the cognitive order of society at the macro level. But the focus is on the formation of an intermediate, substantive, situational, cultural model of cosmopolitanism which is on the one hand guided by the abstract principle of cosmopolitanism and on the other selectively brings together the actor models. Central to this analysis of cultural model formation is the threefold or triple contingency structure of the communication involved. The diagnosis, which takes a variety of conditions into account, is that the vital central moment of the formation of a substantive cultural model that would frame the organisation of a normative social order is deficient, which implies that the societal learning process supposed to engender it is being diverted, impeded or blocked. An explanation along the lines of critical social theory is proposed with reference to socio-structural and sociocultural causal factors. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.7227/IJS.20.2.3
dc.rights © 2012, the Author. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. en
dc.subject Cognitive order en
dc.subject Communication en
dc.subject Cosmopolitanism en
dc.subject Critical social theory en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Mechanisms en
dc.subject Reflexivity en
dc.subject Social learning processes en
dc.subject Structure formation en
dc.subject Triple contingency en
dc.title Toward a global cosmopolis? On the formation of a cosmopolitan cultural model en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Piet Strydom, Sociology and Philosophy (Emeritus), University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Journal of Sociology en
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