The Cosmopolitan Local: Neil MacCormick’s Post-Sovereign World

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This paper examines the unresolved questions in Neil MacCormick's theory of post- sovereignty (in the context of the EU and more widely) in the light of his broader efforts to reconcile different strains in his intellectual and political world-view—universalism and particularism, cosmopolitanism and localism, internationalism and nationalism. It concludes that on that broader and deeper basis he might well have been drawn to a very thin form of universalism—namely a kind of inter-systemic framework of exchange involving mutually autonomous universalisation requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSSRN
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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  • The Cosmopolitan Local

    Walker, N., 2011, Law and Democracy in Neil MacCormick's Legal and Political Theory: The Post-Sovereign Constellation. Menendez, A. J. & Fossum, J. E. (eds.). Springer, p. 3-15 13 p. (Law and Philosophy Library; no. 93).

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