"This clear and highly convincing book articulates and defends a plausible version of cosmopolitanism while providing an excellent overview of recent debates."
The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Michael W. Howard, University of Maine
"On the whole, this is a solid introduction to cosmopolitanism and its apparent tensions with patriotism and nationalism."
Mind, Thomas W. Pogge, Professorial Research Fellow, ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, and Professor II, University in Oslo
"This is an excellent book. Not only does Kok-Chor Tan provide a strong argument for cosmopolitan justice in the face of various defenders of nationalism and patriotism who see their claims at odds with cosmopolitanism, but in doing so he offers a cogent overview of the relevant literature and provides order to discussions surrounding cosmopolitanism where there has been a great deal of confusion." - Rebecca E. Kingston, University of Toronto
Kok-Chor Tan argues that the cosmopolitan idea of global justice may be understood in such a way that it can accept some forms of nationalist and patriotic commitments without having to abandon its ideal of global equal concern. He argues that cosmopolitan justice need not deny the worth of the ordinary non-impartial values that matter to people even as it defends a vision of global egalitarianism. Properly understood, it can set the limits for nationalist and patriotic pursuits without denying the moral independence of these partial pursuits.